Launched on November 5, 2007, AndroidGuys prides itself on providing current and prospective Android owners useful information, analysis, insight, resources, and inspiration. Updated daily, our aim is to educate consumers on all things related to Android smartphones, particularly with an eye toward unlocked devices.
What we do
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.
AndroidGuys will occasionally break news, but mostly we compile what we find on other sites and give credit where it’s due. Our main goal is to provide readers with content that is relevant no matter when you buy a device, or what that product is. To that end, tips, tools, and other educational articles are our bread and butter.
Do note that AndroidGuys employs a service that automatically checks outbound links to determine if it has an affiliate program. If it is found to, the service modifies the original link to use the best available program.
Any revenue generated by the affiliate program is then used to support the site, hosting, staff, and other items. Because of this, we aim to lessen our dependency on traditional ad models for websites. The links generated should always come from reputable destinations; these are outbound links we’d normally insert into our posts.
Our writers, by and large, do not know which sites or links are tied to an affiliate. In many cases, these are from retailers and brands we would share as part of our normal business dealings. Examples may include AT&T, Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and Verizon.
On occasion you will find content that is not written by the AndroidGuys team. These sponsored or promoted posts are vetted by the editorial team and will only appear on the site if its topic is in our wheelhouse. Like we do for accessories, once in a while we’ll color outside of the lines, but we do our best to keep a tight focus.
Our editors collect and curate promoted in two main areas: Promoted News and Promoted Deals. These are separate from our standard news and content and should not be construed as endorsements.
As for sponsored reviews, our team is instructed to review and score everything objectively. In the rare case of a sponsored review we make every effort to shield this from the reviewing staff member prior to commencing. This is designed to help keep the integrity of the site and not favorably skew in a positive direction simply because money may be involved.
It is our hope that, aside from the written disclosure, you cannot discern a sponsored app review from a general one done any other day of the week.
If you see something that’s questionable, please do bring it to our attention. It is not our intent, nor is it in our interest to be shady or behave in an unprofessional manner.
Our team routinely published content under the “Deals” category. These are as part of an agreement with StackCommerce and as such, provide AndroidGuys with an opportunity to receive a small commission from generated sales.
Product Review Policy
Select products reviewed by our team are supplied by the manufacture for purposes of a fair and honest review. We write and score our reviews independently of any kind of monetary or product compensation.
Our staff is directed to spell out the details as to where products come from. Be in the form of a canned template or a few sentences, we aim to qualify our reviews in the eyes of the reader.
We only publish reviews that we deem interesting to our audience or that skew favorably. We’ve had our share of poorly designed products, apps, and services cross our desk, but when that happens, we provide the feedback privately and in a constructive manner.
This is the reason you don’t often see reviews here which appear to be highly unfavorable. We don’t want to waste your time and/or embarrass a brand in the process.
If you have questions about our reviews or feel that we were at all unfair, we encourage you to leave a comment so we may engage you in discussion about it.