+2,028 rob jackson apr 4th, 2018let’s get “back to the future” of phandroid.it’s been 3 strange months since i announced phandroid was for sale and many of you asked for updates as the situation developed. before i spill the beans on where the site is going, i want to shed some light on how we got here.keeping up with blogdashiansandroid was announced in 2007 to very little fanfare and few people thought google would be successful with the platform. in that first year (leading up to the t-mobile g1) there were zero devices; speculation, rumors, and developers drove the interest. android coverage was few and far between but i tried to share every little morsel i could find with our steadily growing readership.there was a tectonic shift in momentum when verizon launched the motorola droid. phandroid quickly went from one guy digging through the depths of the internet hoping to find nuggets of info, to a team of bloggers trying desperately to keep up with a ... ial downpour of daily android news. over time the habit of “covering the news” became our identity and ironically the self-imposed task of “keeping up” left us constantly feeling behind.competitors grabbed for seo plays, successfully sludging along with zillions of “how to take a screenshot” styled articles… so we did too. the rise of social media motivated publishers to prioritize clickbait, promote conflict, and sensationalize headlines… so we dabbled in that. let’s not discount the handful...