Apr 08 AT 1:17 PM Taylor Wimberly 72 Comments

Android and Me and You (aka Where did Taylor go?)

Most of you have noticed by now that I stopped posting articles and there is a good reason for that. After two years of solid Android blogging, it is time for me to move on.

This week I began my new job as a product manager at NetShelter Technology Media. The name might be foreign to you, but NetShelter is the company responsible for serving our ads and they are a major reason we were able to grow this platform to the size that it reached.

I started this blog two years ago when there was just a single Android phone and only a handful of fan sites. From the moment I got my pre-ordered G1 in the mail, I recognized that Android was the future of mobile and I wanted to tell the world about it.

Fast forward to today and now there are thousands of Android devices available in every country and hundreds of blogs that report on them. Android became the leading smartphone platform and I accomplished everything I wanted to as a blogger.

Because I am leaving that does not mean Android and Me will fade away. In fact, I think the best is yet to come. I’m transferring complete control of the site to Clark and Angie, who have been working on a special project that will take Android and Me to the next level. Clark has already started to hire several new writers to keep up with the news and I hope you give them a warm welcome.

I’d like to thank everyone that contributed to the success of the site. I wish I could name every person, but I’m sure there would be some names I leave off (and I might get some people in trouble hah).

If you want to keep up with my journeys or get in touch with me, you can follow me on Twitter - @wimbet.

p.s. I know everyone loved my Android Insider rumor reports so I’ll leave you with one final tip. LG Nexus 3 with Tegra 3 by Christmas…

Taylor is the founder of Android and Me. He resides in Dallas and carries the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and HTC One as his daily devices. Ask him a question on Twitter or Google+ and he is likely to respond. | Ethics statement

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  • http://clarklab.net Clark Wimberly

    Gonna miss you around here. You’re leaving an incredible hole to fill but I can’t wait to hear of your conquests in the bay area. Represent!

    • http://clarklab.net Clark Wimberly

      Also, can’t believe you dropped a tip in your goodbye post. That’s so “Taylor”

  • http://www.youtube.com/emogamer Christopher Chavez

    IT WAS A FUN RIDE!!! Take care, Taylor! <3

  • http://Website martin

    i found this site from some a random android news post on androidandme’s twitter account and have liked it ever since. i especially liked your device forecasting and speculation. i really hope that keeps up on the site.

    that being said, thanks for your hardwork taylor, you kept me coming back for more!

    • http://Website bemymonkey

      Same here… this site has always been a refreshingly thoughtful, as well as wonderfully speculative alternative to the usual gadget blogs. There’s so much more to blogging than just summarizing a source in a few lines… but I’m confident we won’t be losing that aspect of Android and Me any time soon.

      Keep up the good work!

  • http://Website Kevinthebox

    Thank you Taylor for all your wonderful and informative posts. Hope you accomplish whatever you desire in your new endeavors :) cheers!

    P.s who will provide the new android insider rumors now? Lol.

    • http://adomanico01.blogspot.com/ Anthony Domanico

      We’ll just continue to make shit up as we always have. It keeps everyone on their toes.

      <3

      pr0tip: The iPhone 5 will run Android 2.4 Ice Cream. You heard it here first.

  • http://Website AceoStar

    You are definitely my favorite android blogger. I hope someone else steps up to fill those shoes as well as you have. I wish you the best of luck!

  • http://Website UniqueNate

    Awe, man. Android and me still rules! I hope the best in your new career.

    Cough, cough, about the Nexus S 3, I’ve been thinking about that for a while based off the history of the original and latest N1 Jan 10, NS Dec 10 which was almost a year & that’s when successor happen, now N3 Dec 11 almost another year). One thing that I need to know or curious about..will it be for all carriers and if so, will it be on a timely manner and not kind of late like the Nexus S is. I hope so, then I can wait out on the NS4G on Sprint.

    Anyways, the best of luck & success.

    P.S. Everyone who is still here, please keep the rumor mill going whenever you have a hunch or tips. Android and me is the best mobile blog site to me.

  • http://Website Eric

    There may be thousands of android blogs, but this was one of the best. Always loved the way technical details were never pushed under the rug, and rumors were always well explained and well founded.

    I’m going to miss seeing your posts Taylor, best of luck to you. Looking foward to see what the other writers have in store.

  • http://maxhyatt.com MystaMax

    Dude, April fools was soo 7 days ago! Quit playin! lol

    Congrats Taylor! We the community would like to thank you for bringing us the latest and greatest from the Android world. Its greatly appreciated!

    Thats some tip to leave us hangin’ on!

  • SliestDragon

    You will definitely be missed here Taylor. Best of luck with your new job!

  • Edgar Cervantes

    Thank you very much for your hard work, and I hope you do great! I wish I could have had the chance to work by your side for a while, but we will work hard to keep this website strong. You will be missed…

  • http://Website AdamJ

    Sorry to see you go Taylor! Your posts were always my fav and I’d always want to read your thoughts first on breaking Android news. Hope Android and Me keeps growing but it hasn’t been the same without you.

  • http://www.tmonews.com David

    Best of luck Taylor!!! Who is going to trade tips with me now? Pryamid? :-)

  • http://Website DaveC

    I enjoyed your blog from the outset and even more when I realized we were living in the same city. It’s a damn shame we never got around to having a Whataburger 5-3-1 sandwich together. :-) Good luck on your new adventures and have some of that good San Francisco sourdough bread for me!

  • http://Website mikevo

    Good luck to you! This was the 1st site I started to follow when I got my first Android on July 23rd, my beloved Evo. I sure hope you are right about the N3. That’s exactly what I’ve had in mind for 3 months to eventually replace my Evo.

  • http://Website Westy

    Honestly i think this is my favorite Blog you typical give full details and reports. Also your site looks extremely professional and about your tip.

    LORD PLEASE GIVE ME THAT NEXUS 3 with LG. funny enough i saw the G2x and I’m close to selling my Nexus S for it. LG just seems to want to give Google more control over the phone. Samsung feels to high and mighty, Motorola probably wants more control over the phone and HTC I think feels it can offer a better product with its HTC Sense. LG wants to gain good ground with Android and if they work closely with Google they can put out some SOLID heat.

  • http://Website jack

    sad to hear you’re not gonna blog anymore. you did a great job and quickly became my favorite blogger.
    congratulations with your new job… i wish the best for you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shuttergeekphotography Brandon Henley

    Good luck on your new endeavor Taylor. As Clark said, you’re leaving a big hole to fill!

  • http://Website Tornato7

    I just realized that proper grammar would be ‘Android and I’

  • http://Website Johannes Müller

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    Will miss you (and your posts) :(

    Good Luck! :)

  • http://Website Droidwolf

    Wow. Thanks for all the hard work and keeping us up to date with all the android goodies. You will be missed. Excuse me I have a corner to cry in. :(

  • http://Website Jayson

    Oh, come on! Do you really have to go? This is the only site I follow for Android news, and, no offense to the others, but your writing is the main reason I come back and follow on Twitter… :`( You will be missed…

    • http://Website Angie

      I’m pretty sure you will still be seeing him on here from time to time :)

  • http://www.twitter.com/DrJeckyl Dr.Jeckyl

    Best of luck Taylor. Let me know when you’re a bit more north and I’ll buy you a beer.

  • http://www.mobilemartin.com/ Michael Martin

    Taylor,

    Amazing how Android took off since we started our Android sites (I created GoogleAndBlog back in the Summer of 2009 then sold last year) before there was an even an Android phone & people thought it was DOA due to the almighty iPhone.

    It was great meeting you & your brother Clark in person at Google IO back in 2009, then Angela at IO 2010.

    I loved the original content you lead in creating at AndroidandMe as well your brother Clark’s design & knew you would reach the top of the Android site echelon.

    Congrats to all your success
    ,Michael Martin

    • http://www.mobilemartin.com/ Michael Martin

      *** Correction to the above – GAB was created in the Summer of 2008

  • http://Website Richard Yarrell

    Good luck Taylor it’s been great coming here and knowing you were here. I wish you the best in your future business adventures. You will be missed and thought of daily.

  • http://Website Sam

    Good luck Taylor. Loved your work, wish you more success.

  • http://Website Hans

    Thank you for starting such an amazing blog, Taylor. I forgot how I found it, but I’ve been coming here ever since for my android news fix.I just really love the way the news is reported and the phone rumors that are talked about(like that LG Nexus ;) )

    I wish you the best in your endeavours and may everything you work for soon come to fruition. We’ll miss you.

  • http://Website Laurie

    Best Wishes to you; this was one of the 1st sites I followed with my little G1!

  • http://Website heldros

    We will miss you.
    From Brussels

  • http://Website Jay

    Great news about your new job man. Hope it all works out. :) I’ll miss your articles and presence on A&M but I’m confident Clark and Angie will do a great job. Maybe when you have some time off you can pop back in once in a while. I think I can safely speak on the behalf of the readers when I say we’ll all miss you and wish you the best of luck. Take care.

  • http://Website honeybee

    This is the first website that I found through a simple search with Google trying to find information on Android phones. Ty you single handily kept me informed and updated on Android for the past year….. thanks so much…you will indeed be missed.

  • http://Website AM123

    Oh crap. Well, if you must go, best of luck to you. Thank you very much for your awesome contributions!

  • http://www.facebook.com/MULA951 Oskar

    I found this site when I first got my phone, the original mytouch. I was curious to find out what android was. And this was the first site I found! Ivebeen comming back ever since! This was in November of 2009! I still have my mytouch and now I can’t waitfor the Nexus 3! Really love this site!!!

  • Killa

    Goodbye and good luck Taylor!

    I sure hope you’ll be able to make some special appearances every now and then! :)

  • http://Website Lucas

    Checking your site has been a daily ritual for longer than I can remember, and that is thanks to you. Congrats, Taylor, on your success here at AndroidandMe and good luck in all future endeavors. You will be missed!

  • BiGMERF

    We erik miss you taylor…. Best wishes in your journeys. Now on to the nexus 3.. I can’t wait ! Please tweet more

  • http://Website Oscar

    Thanks Taylor for all your work! You really kept me updated with Android! See ya later man!!

  • http://Website Pedro Ortiz

    I’ve been reading this website over a year and it was a great part in getting me into Android. Thanks a lot for returning and we hope the best for you.

    • http://Website Pedro Ortiz

      From Puerto Rico btw. Thought you might find it cool to know places you’ve reached

  • http://Website Mark

    Man, I’m really going to miss your updates. Always had such liveliness in them. We may not have expressed it a lot but I really want to say “THANK YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH” for bringing us all these updates over these two years. I wish you the complete best of luck in your future venturings!

  • http://www.nexsoftware.net Justin Shapcott
  • http://Website Ben Johnson, GA

    Good bye, Taylor!
    But im honest, i wont miss you.

    cheers, Ben
    sent from my iPad 2 while calling on iPhone 4

    • http://Website the helping hand

      Good bye, Taylor!
      But im honest, i wont miss you.

      cheers, Ben
      sent from my iPad 2 while calling on iPhone 4

  • http://Website Manny

    I love you man…good luck at your new job

  • http://Website Manny

    man nexus 3…in Dec??? Man thats a long wait. I would of though they would release a new nexus with ice cream? I’ll be picking up the g2x then

  • http://Website Shay

    Good Luck Taylor.

  • http://www.typhon4android.org/ Mike Leahy

    Congrats Taylor and the rest of the A&M team for that matter. I remember when A&M popped up and it was and has remained one of my favorite Android blogs. I really enjoyed seeing early indie efforts if you will turn into something bigger as it should. So you’re coming out west / SF eh? I’m down to grab a beer after you get settled in here and as always talk all things Android.

  • http://Website -bugger off-

    -who cares-

  • http://Website Trisha Wimberly

    I have a feeling NetShelter is going down soon….

  • http://Website RUBEN

    Cyanogen retires the G1 now this. It feels like yesterday when I rooted that thing using your site. Your widget was the first thing I got off the market cause it was a free widget and it turned me out. I know Andy cause you introduced him to me. Thanks.

  • http://Website zedklind

    Im said to see you leave but i know its for the best. Everyone has to move on/up. Its the way of life. I will miss you, you and chris chavez turned me into a flashing whore and im greatful for that lol :D. Someone said your coming to the bay area? Its nice out here and depending on what city it gets HOT during the summer! Walnut creek/concord/pleasant hill, all east of oakland gets REALLY HOT so bring your swim trunks and your flippy floppies! Im going to miss reading your articles with your voice in my head haha. Good luck man!

  • http://Website Guan Hao

    Oh come on guys, it may be a late April Fools’ joke?

  • http://- Zhi Hao

    I remember following this site before I got an Android phone. It seemed so long ago. This is one of the sites that really developed my interest in the mobile sector. I loved this above others for its insightful posts, unlike some other websites that just go through the main points of new tips. IMHO, androidandme has always provided more information, more opinions, and most importantly, more android fun than any other android-focused website. Taylor, you will be dearly missed. Thank you for setting up such a great blog! At last, adieu and all the best!

  • http://Website Anonymous

    Android & Me shall never be the same without Taylor and all the news, insider news, reviews & rumors.

    Godspeed Taylor, looking forward to seeing your upcoming special posting entries.

  • http://Website drone3

    Scwepps… Always looked forward to your rumors, one of my favorite trusted sites. will be missed big time. Good luck in your future!!!

    Cheers

    d

  • Galen20K

    Thanks for the Great times and info Taylor, much luck to you in your new journey!! Check back in once in a while as a guest writer will ya’? Cheers! – D

  • http://Website Gary

    Hey Taylor congratulations! Via con dios, and the best in the future! I come to this site everyday, due in part to a lot of the blogging you’ve done. So thank you very much. That for the Nexus 3! I really want a stock android phone, so thanks for the awesome tip!

  • http://Website Miguel

    Finally stacked up enough checks from Nvidia to retire eh? J/k!

    Good luck in your future ventures!

  • http://Website Stella

    Taylor, thanks for all your hard work at Android and Me. Since the beginning, this is one of my favorite Android news blog.

    Good luck on your future endeavors!

  • http://Website Silgrond

    Good luck Taylor, thanks for your hard work during the past years.
    I’ve only been following this site since i got my Galaxy S half year ago, and this is the only android blog I follow. I love the site’s design, looks awesome.

  • http://Website Mad_Scientist

    Many thanks and good luck, Taylor!
    Even though the site is in good hands with Clark & Angie, you will be sorely missed. As others have said, stop by as a guest writer once in a while.

  • http://Website Mark Wimberly

    about time

  • Uncemister

    well I’m done here then…

  • http://Website Mikey

    Thanks for all the great work, and for reminding me of what it felt like to hold the G1 on day 1.

  • http://Website blkidea

    I tip my hat to you sir, good luck on your journey and thanks for all the posts.

  • http://Website paul

    many greetings from germany taylor!
    Ive been reading you from fall 2009 something and always enjoyed your easy, positive and friendly type of writing a lot. only rarely u may have been too fan-boyish, but evening it out again with your great sight of things to come. :D
    you and the layout made me stick to the site and get my first android phone, the galaxy S, which im very happy with.

    I wish you all the best, good luck and health on all your future journeys. i believe you can accomplish anything you set your mind to!

    all the best wishes and thanks for everything,
    of an otherwise rare blog reader,
    yours,
    paul

    ( written on opera mobile :)

  • http://www.droidweb.com Droidweb

    We’ll miss ya man. Best of luck w/ the new gig!

  • http://Website Kenji

    All the best in your new endeavors, Taylor!