The idea behind AndroidGuys came about on November 5th, 2007. This was the day when Google made their long anticipated announcements regarding the Open Handset Alliance and Android. Immediately after these press releases, we began to scour the web for anything and everything associated to these two subjects.
While there are many excellent sites offering tech reviews and previews, there was not one standout site where one could visit and get dedicated Android news. Finding only one or two articles on each of our favorite gadget sites, we realized early on that we were going to have to create the site ourselves. Starting out as a community blog with 4-5 regular contributors, we quickly evolved into your first and last stop for Android news.
Although we respect and admire practically all things Google, we are not unapologetic supporters. In fact, we encourage our readers to share their opinions and give us insight into the very products and services we talk about.
We share the latest news, rumors, and opinions, inviting the tech community to take part. AndroidGuys will occasionally â€˜breakâ€™ news, but mostly we compile what we find on other sites and give credit where it’s due.
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