Phandroid is the first website dedicated to reporting on the Android operating system for phones. The website produces a variety of content, including news, reviews, editorials, videos, and a podcast. Phandroid has evolved to cover news from Google in general, as well as Android TV, Android Wear, Google Glass, Chromecast, and Android Auto. Phandroid also operates AndroidForums.com, a forum for Android users.
|Current status||Online, updates resumed|
Phandroid was launched in November 2007, 11 months before the HTC Dream was released. On November 6, 2007, Wired.com published an article titled "Android Already Has Phandroids." Due to the Wired article and growing interest in Android, the site saw massive growth overnight. Phandroid broke numerous Android-related exclusive stories over the years, including an early look at Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Despite its place as the oldest operating Android site, it has declined in recent years and is no longer actively maintained.
In 2018, the owner of Phandroid.com announced the site was for sale and would cease operating as a traditional Android news blog. By March, the site lost all of its editors and now remains on life support with occasional updates.
It appears that as of Aug 1st[when?] the site is regularly updated. Also the post that announced the site for sale is gone.
Current Writers & EditorsEdit
- "Android Already Has Phandroids" Wired 06 November 2007.
- "First Android Gingerbread Details" Phandroid 18 October 2010
- "Android Wear reportedly getting watch-to-watch sharing features". Engadget 13 July 2015.
- "Twitter's tablet-optimized Android app leaks out" The Verge.com 8 September 2013.
- "This Is Probably HTC’s Next Big Android Phone, The One M9" TechCrunch 22 February 2015.