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Farewell Fellow Phandroids: My Last Post

It’s been a crazy ride. I started Phandroid the day Android was announced and we were publicly recognized as the first website dedicated to covering Android news. In the past 3.5 years we’ve gone from a tiny niche blog to a reputable news source and one of the top tech web properties on the planet.

Then there are our Android Forums – which have gone from a few Android obsessed geeks posting back and forth to easily the largest, most helpful, and most friendly Android community on the planet. Don’t believe us? We’ve got over 475,000 members and are in the Top 3,000 websites in the world according to Alexa. And don’t count AndroidApplications.com out either… there are some great things planned.

Android is my passion. I never planned to sell these sites and I’ve turned down dozens of acquisition inquiries each month for the past year. My response to these E-mails has always been something to the extent of: “I don’t want to sell. I don’t intend to sell. Unless you make me look like the world’s biggest idiot for saying no… then it’s not really worth discussion.”

AOL challenged me to look like that idiot.

I’ve accomplished much of what I set out to do with our family of Android sites. In the early days of Android it was hard to find sources covering all the Android goodness in depth. Now there are MANY of them but I’m proud to say I strongly believe we’re not only the biggest but the best. Quentyn Kennemer, Kevin Krause, Talton Pettigrew and a long list of supporting cast members will continue to take Phandroid to the next level.

So why am I leaving? Why is this MY “last post”? Why aren’t I pulling a Mike Arrington?

Phandroid needs someone with new ideas, new visions, fresh insight and a different perspective. Please don’t think I’m “selling out’ and just “taking the money and running” – that’s not the case at all. And while rumors will spread about not wanting to succumb to “The AOL Way” – which has apparently forced out some of the world’s top Tech journalist talents – that wasn’t a factor for me either. In fact, AOL practically begged me to stay on. But my own attitude mirrors that of Chris Ziegler of Engadget who resigned yesterday.

In fact, Chris said it so well that you might as well just replace “Engadget’ with “Phandroid” and count it as my own resignation:

This is my last week at Engadget.

That’s a strange thing to write. It’s not something I ever really planned for. Then again, I guess you don’t ever plan for that when you’ve got your dream job.

I’ve told my coworkers in the past that I believe one of Engadget’s greatest strengths is that it’s a site of big personalities and egos — egos that balance each other out, keep each other in check, feed off one another. It’s a sight to behold. There’s a tremendous amount of confidence in everything we do, because there’s tremendous confidence both in our internal processes and in our hires. We trust each other. And though we clash at times, the mutual respect is never lost. Frankly, I’ve been in a state of near-constant awe watching this incredible group of individuals kick ass and take names for the past five years.

What’s my point? It’s that we don’t take crap from anyone, internally or externally. And so I want to echo what some of my colleagues have already said: Aol has never interfered with our editorial. Not once. And if they had, I believe I can say with confidence that every editor Engadget has on staff would’ve quit without a second thought. It’s just not how we operate, and it’s not what we signed up for.

That brings me back to the occasion of my departure. I won’t pretend that I’ve been thrilled with every move Aol has made since I’ve been here — but once again, I’m not leaving because I’m being indoctrinated into “The Aol Way” or because I’ve been told what to write or how to think by some dark force above Josh. As I said in my letter of resignation to him, I think that one of the trickiest things we all face in the course of our careers is knowing when it’s time to move on. It’s nearly impossible. I don’t pretend to have that down to a science, but I do believe that we’ve got a new generation of editors coming onto the site that are going to do great things. I just want to see what else is out there, find other challenges to take on. That’s it. No conspiracies, no hard feelings.

Where will you find me next? I’m not quite sure yet. One thing is for sure: I’ve now got a decent chunk of change to spend on the latest and greatest Android phones, tablets, TVs and whatever else Google and innovative 3rd parties bring our way.

I want to take a moment to thank every single person who has ever read Phandroid. Everyone who has ever commented on an article – good or bad. Everyone who has ever browsed our forum, lurked our forum, joined our forum, posted on our forum, become a regular on our forum or even a phone guide or mod/admin on our forum.

I want to thank everyone. Without YOU – people I consider to be just like ME – Phandroid and AndroidForums would never exist. I’m eternally grateful for having the opportunity to share my thoughts with you for the past 3.5 years and it’s a time that I’ll never forget. With the knowledge, experience, and funding of the AOL team, Phandroid and AndroidForums are headed in a bigger and better direction.

For old times sake… yes… this is me rapping:

 

Thanks to everyone. Hopefully this won’t be the last time our words meet each other. Until next time… signing out:

Rob Jackson
Founder and Former Editor-in-Chief
Phandroid.com
AndroidForums.com
AprilFools.com
AndroidApplications.com




  • EddieSmithiii

    Sad To See You Go, But You DEF Ran A GREAT Site, MUCH Love Man, And God Bless —Eddie

  • EddieSmithiii

    Sad To See You Go, But You DEF Ran A GREAT Site, MUCH Love Man, And God Bless —Eddie

  • darkbunny

    April Fool’s?

  • darkbunny

    April Fool’s?

  • Maxcool Alex

    hahaha good one :)

  • Maxcool Alex

    hahaha good one :)

  • Bur

    Never rated this site anyway…. Bye! ;)

  • Bur

    Never rated this site anyway…. Bye! ;)

  • http://twitter.com/theinferior Peadar Ó Guilín

    If this isn’t an April Fool’s, then good luck to you and thanks for the site.

  • http://twitter.com/theinferior Peadar Ó Guilín

    If this isn’t an April Fool’s, then good luck to you and thanks for the site.

  • Anonymous

    april fools. if it is fake i think its kinda bordering on bad taste lol. if not than i wish you the best. this site is the shit. only reason i even got into android in the 1st place is cuz i saw that video on you tube. i went to a tmo store and played around with a mt3g. bought that bitch on the spot. never looked back its been android everything since than.

  • Anonymous

    april fools. if it is fake i think its kinda bordering on bad taste lol. if not than i wish you the best. this site is the shit. only reason i even got into android in the 1st place is cuz i saw that video on you tube. i went to a tmo store and played around with a mt3g. bought that bitch on the spot. never looked back its been android everything since than.

  • http://twitter.com/J3XL Eric Hulst

    [qoute] Rob Jackson
    Founder and Former Editor-in-Chief
    Phandroid.com
    AndroidForums.com
    AprilFools.com
    AndroidApplications.com
    [/qoute]

    • Loewen12

      Hi
      “A.hole”.
      Too funny.
      Fool me once. Fool me twice. I am one.
      John

    • Loewen12

      Hi
      “A.hole”.
      Too funny.
      Fool me once. Fool me twice. I am one.
      John

  • http://twitter.com/J3XL Eric Hulst

    [qoute] Rob Jackson
    Founder and Former Editor-in-Chief
    Phandroid.com
    AndroidForums.com
    AprilFools.com
    AndroidApplications.com
    [/qoute]

  • DROOIIIDD

    Ummmm?? It has to be a April Fools joke. C’mon, why would AOL want this site??? LOL. No offense

  • DROOIIIDD

    Ummmm?? It has to be a April Fools joke. C’mon, why would AOL want this site??? LOL. No offense

    • Anonymous

      because AOL loves to buy content sites. I’m sure they already tried to buy this blog.

    • Anonymous

      because AOL loves to buy content sites. I’m sure they already tried to buy this blog.

    • Anonymous

      because AOL loves to buy content sites. I’m sure they already tried to buy this blog.

    • Anonymous

      because AOL loves to buy content sites. I’m sure they already tried to buy this blog.

    • Anonymous

      because AOL = evil

    • Anonymous

      because AOL = evil

    • Anonymous

      because AOL = evil

    • Anonymous

      because AOL = evil

    • Anonymous

      because AOL = evil

    • Anonymous

      because AOL = evil

  • Tim242

    Rob Jackson…I am going to tickle you silly!

  • Tim242

    Rob Jackson…I am going to tickle you silly!

  • Anonymous

    Dude, I am a big fan of Phandroid. If this isn’t an April Fool’s joke, then I am de sad. ),: Do let us know where you go next so I can keep reading your schiz.

  • Anonymous

    Dude, I am a big fan of Phandroid. If this isn’t an April Fool’s joke, then I am de sad. ),: Do let us know where you go next so I can keep reading your schiz.

    • Tim242

      Did you read the links at the bottom? One of them is aprilfools.com

    • Tim242

      Did you read the links at the bottom? One of them is aprilfools.com

  • Incrediblex4

    Ok. Enough with the” AOL bought us out” joke. Jalopnik has already pulled that one today.

  • Incrediblex4

    Ok. Enough with the” AOL bought us out” joke. Jalopnik has already pulled that one today.

  • Uncle Paul

    Good, I never liked you anyways.

  • Uncle Paul

    Good, I never liked you anyways.

  • http://www.phonetitan.com Phone Titan

    Good times lol

  • http://www.phonetitan.com Phone Titan

    Good times lol

  • Rozza C

    Rob’s finally leaving!!? YES!!! I was getting tired of that guy!! =P

  • Rozza C

    Rob’s finally leaving!!? YES!!! I was getting tired of that guy!! =P

  • Anonymous

    Good one Rob.

  • Anonymous

    Good one Rob.

  • Anonymous

    Holey shit!!!

    This is the best April Fools joke that I have ever fallen for. You’re the best!

  • Anonymous

    Holey shit!!!

    This is the best April Fools joke that I have ever fallen for. You’re the best!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know whether or not to believe this post with all of the april fools accusations. If this is in fact true, what you’ve done is something I can only aspire to do. What you’ve put into this site is amazing. Your ability to deal with all parts of the site to better it, from what I’ve seen as being a guide, is what really sets you part and will continue to set you apart as you go on.

    All of that being said, I really hope this is a prank.

    • Anonymous

      This was a prank, but its the best prank EVER!!!

      Plus, it wouldn’t really make sense as this website is truely the best.

      Want a horrible website, just go to androidandme.com, they’re by far the worst.

    • Anonymous

      This was a prank, but its the best prank EVER!!!

      Plus, it wouldn’t really make sense as this website is truely the best.

      Want a horrible website, just go to androidandme.com, they’re by far the worst.

      • Anonymous

        What if its an april fools joke inside an april fools joke. Like… a dream inside a dream?

      • Anonymous

        What if its an april fools joke inside an april fools joke. Like… a dream inside a dream?

        • Kore464

          Then we must go deeper!

        • Kore464

          Then we must go deeper!

        • Kore464

          Then we must go deeper!

        • Kore464

          Then we must go deeper!

        • Kore464

          Then we must go deeper!

        • Kore464

          Then we must go deeper!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know whether or not to believe this post with all of the april fools accusations. If this is in fact true, what you’ve done is something I can only aspire to do. What you’ve put into this site is amazing. Your ability to deal with all parts of the site to better it, from what I’ve seen as being a guide, is what really sets you part and will continue to set you apart as you go on.

    All of that being said, I really hope this is a prank.

  • http://twitter.com/ChazClout ChazClout

    ROFL. Great April fools joke!

  • http://twitter.com/ChazClout ChazClout

    ROFL. Great April fools joke!

  • Perfectquiet

    cmon ppl it’s 4/1 shit if i was smart i wouldnt sellout. i don’t think he did. come 4/2 he’ll be back.

  • Perfectquiet

    cmon ppl it’s 4/1 shit if i was smart i wouldnt sellout. i don’t think he did. come 4/2 he’ll be back.

  • Mcydeeze

    Ok, I’m going to have to take into serious consideration whether or not this is an April Fool’s joke?

  • Anonymous

    You got me 100%. I came to write a farewell message, and saw what was up. Well played. I thought it was odd that you would copy someone’s farewell letter.

  • Anonymous

    You got me 100%. I came to write a farewell message, and saw what was up. Well played. I thought it was odd that you would copy someone’s farewell letter.

  • Kabob

    OK Mr. founder of AprilFools.com, you enjoy your retirement.

  • Anonymous

    lol got me until the aprilsfools.com. well played

  • Anonymous

    lol got me until the aprilsfools.com. well played

  • dc

    Man whatever, these jokes are so old.

  • Kabob983

    Farewell Mr. founder of ApailFools.com.

    Only way this could have been better is if your last post was announcing that Samsung actually released Froyo for the Fascinate.

  • Kabob983

    Farewell Mr. founder of ApailFools.com.

    Only way this could have been better is if your last post was announcing that Samsung actually released Froyo for the Fascinate.

  • Mr. G2

    April fools lol you silly goose

  • Wanker

    Don’t let the door hit you on your way out.

  • Wanker

    Don’t let the door hit you on your way out.

    • Darkly

      rofl @ at the guy who wrote:

      Don’t let the door hit you on your way out.

      L O L!!!!

    • Darkly

      rofl @ at the guy who wrote:

      Don’t let the door hit you on your way out.

      L O L!!!!

    • Darkly

      rofl @ at the guy who wrote:

      Don’t let the door hit you on your way out.

      L O L!!!!

    • Darkly

      rofl @ at the guy who wrote:

      Don’t let the door hit you on your way out.

      L O L!!!!

  • Dave

    And I suppose next you’re gonna say the Samsung Galaxy S is skipping Froyo and receiving the Gingerbread update today too, right? Merry April Fools to all!

    -BTW, you did have me going for a sec before I realized today’s date.

  • Anonymous

    Well done, well done

  • Anonymous

    Well done, well done

  • JEFF

    guess im off to buy an ifone now……not

  • JEFF

    guess im off to buy an ifone now……not

  • Anonymous

    lol why I oughta!!!! *meganoogie

  • Anonymous

    lol why I oughta!!!! *meganoogie

  • Anonymous

    Ha! Got me, darnit!

  • Anonymous

    Ha! Got me, darnit!

  • http://www.mensahwatts.com MensahWatts

    Lol forgot it was April fools. Thankful iwasnt the first to respond,and thankfully iread the others that posted before me…aha

  • Anonymous

    I knew it was an April Fool’s joke, Rob. Though it almost got me but I know you wouldn’t sell your baby to ANYMONE…well maybe had it been Google ;)

  • Anonymous

    I knew it was an April Fool’s joke, Rob. Though it almost got me but I know you wouldn’t sell your baby to ANYMONE…well maybe had it been Google ;)

  • Darkly

    Dammit, I was like HELL YEEEEEEESS!!!! BYE BYEEEEEEE

    then damn…april fools joke.

    Seriously I like Phandroid but why on earth would AOL want this site…lol no offence but seriously.

  • Darkly

    Dammit, I was like HELL YEEEEEEESS!!!! BYE BYEEEEEEE

    then damn…april fools joke.

    Seriously I like Phandroid but why on earth would AOL want this site…lol no offence but seriously.

  • Darkly

    Dammit, I was like HELL YEEEEEEESS!!!! BYE BYEEEEEEE

    then damn…april fools joke.

    Seriously I like Phandroid but why on earth would AOL want this site…lol no offence but seriously.

  • Darkly

    Dammit, I was like HELL YEEEEEEESS!!!! BYE BYEEEEEEE

    then damn…april fools joke.

    Seriously I like Phandroid but why on earth would AOL want this site…lol no offence but seriously.

  • Anonymous

    Next year will be an April fools post about Quentyn trimming his fingernails.

  • Anonymous

    Next year will be an April fools post about Quentyn trimming his fingernails.

  • Anonymous

    Next year will be an April fools post about Quentyn trimming his fingernails.

  • Anonymous

    Next year will be an April fools post about Quentyn trimming his fingernails.

  • Revs122786

    wow I fell 4 this

  • Revs122786

    wow I fell 4 this

  • Revs122786

    wow I fell 4 this

  • Revs122786

    wow I fell 4 this

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YZ32VTTM27DZ536QVW54DYFABY Timothy B

    ya got me

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YZ32VTTM27DZ536QVW54DYFABY Timothy B

    ya got me

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YZ32VTTM27DZ536QVW54DYFABY Timothy B

    ya got me

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YZ32VTTM27DZ536QVW54DYFABY Timothy B

    ya got me

  • Charl

    At first I was like :O , but then I was like -.-

  • Anonymous

    Good One!

  • Anonymous

    Good One!

  • Anonymous

    Good One!

  • Anonymous

    Good One!

  • Ronpeach1966

    Yep, and in other news today, Palm makes a huge comeback by buying out ancient stock of Motorola StarTac phones and shipping them with the much anticipated “Pacman Fever” app to go along with their already ground breaking “Flip open, Flip closed” app………more news to follow!

  • Ronpeach1966

    Yep, and in other news today, Palm makes a huge comeback by buying out ancient stock of Motorola StarTac phones and shipping them with the much anticipated “Pacman Fever” app to go along with their already ground breaking “Flip open, Flip closed” app………more news to follow!

  • Ronpeach1966

    Yep, and in other news today, Palm makes a huge comeback by buying out ancient stock of Motorola StarTac phones and shipping them with the much anticipated “Pacman Fever” app to go along with their already ground breaking “Flip open, Flip closed” app………more news to follow!

  • Ronpeach1966

    Yep, and in other news today, Palm makes a huge comeback by buying out ancient stock of Motorola StarTac phones and shipping them with the much anticipated “Pacman Fever” app to go along with their already ground breaking “Flip open, Flip closed” app………more news to follow!

  • Gorillaz01

    Lol, I didn’t think ppl actually cared.

  • Gorillaz01

    Lol, I didn’t think ppl actually cared.

  • Gorillaz01

    Lol, I didn’t think ppl actually cared.

  • Gorillaz01

    Lol, I didn’t think ppl actually cared.

  • http://profiles.google.com/josh201newjerz Joshua Alvarado

    Nice April Fools

  • http://profiles.google.com/josh201newjerz Joshua Alvarado

    Nice April Fools

  • http://profiles.google.com/josh201newjerz Joshua Alvarado

    Nice April Fools

  • http://profiles.google.com/josh201newjerz Joshua Alvarado

    Nice April Fools

  • http://profiles.google.com/jansen.jeff Jeff Jansen

    DAMN YOU ROB JACKSON! In another tab I was looking for April Fool’s day jokes and I STILL fell for it.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jansen.jeff Jeff Jansen

    DAMN YOU ROB JACKSON! In another tab I was looking for April Fool’s day jokes and I STILL fell for it.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jansen.jeff Jeff Jansen

    DAMN YOU ROB JACKSON! In another tab I was looking for April Fool’s day jokes and I STILL fell for it.

  • Phantom

    April Fools!!!

  • Phantom

    April Fools!!!

  • Phantom

    April Fools!!!

  • Phantom

    April Fools!!!

  • Anonymous

    Hahahahaha! Nice!

  • Anonymous

    Hahahahaha! Nice!

  • Anonymous

    Hahahahaha! Nice!

  • Anonymous

    Hahahahaha! Nice!

  • Breeze

    You got me…you bastard….

  • Breeze

    You got me…you bastard….

  • Breeze

    You got me…you bastard….

  • Breeze

    You got me…you bastard….

  • Seth

    I got sad there for a moment but then you guys brought me back to reality. Whats the connection to aol anyways?

  • Jayce

    Lol at first I was about to be pissed. I hate Aol.

  • Anonymous

    DLTDHYITAOTWO. ;-)

  • Anonymous

    DLTDHYITAOTWO. ;-)

  • Seth

    And Rob, you’re a silly goose!

  • Jaestoner01

    Hahah…!!!!! Nice I almost felt for it ……

  • Jaestoner01

    Hahah…!!!!! Nice I almost felt for it ……

  • Jaestoner01

    Hahah…!!!!! Nice I almost felt for it ……

  • Jaestoner01

    Hahah…!!!!! Nice I almost felt for it ……

  • Jaestoner01

    Hahah…!!!!! Nice I almost felt for it ……

  • Jaestoner01

    Hahah…!!!!! Nice I almost felt for it ……

  • Jaestoner01

    Hahah…!!!!! Nice I almost felt for it ……

  • Jaestoner01

    Hahah…!!!!! Nice I almost felt for it ……

  • http://profiles.google.com/rutherford.atlas Rutherford Atlas

    Well, we’d miss you anyway, you big liar!

  • http://profiles.google.com/rutherford.atlas Rutherford Atlas

    Well, we’d miss you anyway, you big liar!

  • http://profiles.google.com/rutherford.atlas Rutherford Atlas

    Well, we’d miss you anyway, you big liar!

  • http://profiles.google.com/rutherford.atlas Rutherford Atlas

    Well, we’d miss you anyway, you big liar!

  • Anonymous

    You’ll be missed Rob!! Best of luck to you in whatever you decide to do!! I know we’ll all miss you. And THANK YOU for the great site that is Phandroid, I for one REALLY appreciate it!!
    (as for AOL, I can’t help but think the only reason they are STILL around is because they continue to buy up other businesses, sites, etc. that are actually money makers and top in their respective fields. I still laugh when I get an email from someone and it has “aol.com” at the end. I’m like SERIOUSLY dude (or duddette), AOL went out in the 90′s and it’s always the Moms & Dads, Grandma’s & Grandpas those tech challenged folks, that still use AOL. It was a sad day for me personally when I found out AOL purchased Engadget, one of the best tech/news sites online.) Ok, I’ll stop ranting now….it’s just that it’s a sad day and I’m frustrated that AOL is still hanging around.
    Again, best of luck to you Rob!! We’ll all miss you around the virtual water cooler!

    edit: SONOFAMOTHER!!! I fell for it!! You bastage! lol I figured I’d leave up my post and take my beating like a man. :D

  • Anonymous

    You’ll be missed Rob!! Best of luck to you in whatever you decide to do!! I know we’ll all miss you. And THANK YOU for the great site that is Phandroid, I for one REALLY appreciate it!!
    (as for AOL, I can’t help but think the only reason they are STILL around is because they continue to buy up other businesses, sites, etc. that are actually money makers and top in their respective fields. I still laugh when I get an email from someone and it has “aol.com” at the end. I’m like SERIOUSLY dude (or duddette), AOL went out in the 90′s and it’s always the Moms & Dads, Grandma’s & Grandpas those tech challenged folks, that still use AOL. It was a sad day for me personally when I found out AOL purchased Engadget, one of the best tech/news sites online.) Ok, I’ll stop ranting now….it’s just that it’s a sad day and I’m frustrated that AOL is still hanging around.
    Again, best of luck to you Rob!! We’ll all miss you around the virtual water cooler!

    edit: SONOFAMOTHER!!! I fell for it!! You bastage! lol I figured I’d leave up my post and take my beating like a man. :D

  • Anonymous

    You’ll be missed Rob!! Best of luck to you in whatever you decide to do!! I know we’ll all miss you. And THANK YOU for the great site that is Phandroid, I for one REALLY appreciate it!!
    (as for AOL, I can’t help but think the only reason they are STILL around is because they continue to buy up other businesses, sites, etc. that are actually money makers and top in their respective fields. I still laugh when I get an email from someone and it has “aol.com” at the end. I’m like SERIOUSLY dude (or duddette), AOL went out in the 90′s and it’s always the Moms & Dads, Grandma’s & Grandpas those tech challenged folks, that still use AOL. It was a sad day for me personally when I found out AOL purchased Engadget, one of the best tech/news sites online.) Ok, I’ll stop ranting now….it’s just that it’s a sad day and I’m frustrated that AOL is still hanging around.
    Again, best of luck to you Rob!! We’ll all miss you around the virtual water cooler!

    edit: SONOFAMOTHER!!! I fell for it!! You bastage! lol I figured I’d leave up my post and take my beating like a man. :D

  • Anonymous

    You’ll be missed Rob!! Best of luck to you in whatever you decide to do!! I know we’ll all miss you. And THANK YOU for the great site that is Phandroid, I for one REALLY appreciate it!!
    (as for AOL, I can’t help but think the only reason they are STILL around is because they continue to buy up other businesses, sites, etc. that are actually money makers and top in their respective fields. I still laugh when I get an email from someone and it has “aol.com” at the end. I’m like SERIOUSLY dude (or duddette), AOL went out in the 90′s and it’s always the Moms & Dads, Grandma’s & Grandpas those tech challenged folks, that still use AOL. It was a sad day for me personally when I found out AOL purchased Engadget, one of the best tech/news sites online.) Ok, I’ll stop ranting now….it’s just that it’s a sad day and I’m frustrated that AOL is still hanging around.
    Again, best of luck to you Rob!! We’ll all miss you around the virtual water cooler!

    edit: SONOFAMOTHER!!! I fell for it!! You bastage! lol I figured I’d leave up my post and take my beating like a man. :D

  • John

    jeez. all that damn writing for a single joke. nice ;)

  • John

    jeez. all that damn writing for a single joke. nice ;)

  • John

    jeez. all that damn writing for a single joke. nice ;)

  • John

    jeez. all that damn writing for a single joke. nice ;)

  • Anonymous

    I was about to get pissed until I realized what today was lol. I hate AOL.

  • Anonymous

    I was about to get pissed until I realized what today was lol. I hate AOL.

  • Anonymous

    I was about to get pissed until I realized what today was lol. I hate AOL.

  • Anonymous

    I was about to get pissed until I realized what today was lol. I hate AOL.

  • Liquifire3d

    Geeks not Greeks! It would be a sad day if Arianna Huffington ran Phandroid. Lol

  • paladaxar

    Oh daaaaaaang you got me good! THIS is why you should never leave Phandroid :) Well done sir!

  • paladaxar

    Oh daaaaaaang you got me good! THIS is why you should never leave Phandroid :) Well done sir!

  • paladaxar

    Oh daaaaaaang you got me good! THIS is why you should never leave Phandroid :) Well done sir!

  • paladaxar

    Oh daaaaaaang you got me good! THIS is why you should never leave Phandroid :) Well done sir!

  • Robert Manser

    Is this real it is April

  • http://www.facebook.com/chicojd Jd Davis

    DAMMIT! Read the whole damn thing before I got it! SHIT!

  • http://www.facebook.com/chicojd Jd Davis

    DAMMIT! Read the whole damn thing before I got it! SHIT!

  • http://www.facebook.com/chicojd Jd Davis

    DAMMIT! Read the whole damn thing before I got it! SHIT!

  • http://www.facebook.com/chicojd Jd Davis

    DAMMIT! Read the whole damn thing before I got it! SHIT!

  • Aballz

    not cool man, NOT COOL haha. you got me!

  • Aballz

    not cool man, NOT COOL haha. you got me!

  • Aballz

    not cool man, NOT COOL haha. you got me!

  • Aballz

    not cool man, NOT COOL haha. you got me!

  • Aballz

    not cool man, NOT COOL haha. you got me!

  • Aballz

    not cool man, NOT COOL haha. you got me!

  • Anonymous

    MOFO!!! I read that entire piece thinking, wow, this is going to suck now. And hey, I didn’t know the Engaget guy left! Good one….

  • Anonymous

    MOFO!!! I read that entire piece thinking, wow, this is going to suck now. And hey, I didn’t know the Engaget guy left! Good one….

  • Anonymous

    MOFO!!! I read that entire piece thinking, wow, this is going to suck now. And hey, I didn’t know the Engaget guy left! Good one….

  • Anonymous

    MOFO!!! I read that entire piece thinking, wow, this is going to suck now. And hey, I didn’t know the Engaget guy left! Good one….

  • Anonymous

    MOFO!!! I read that entire piece thinking, wow, this is going to suck now. And hey, I didn’t know the Engaget guy left! Good one….

  • Anonymous

    MOFO!!! I read that entire piece thinking, wow, this is going to suck now. And hey, I didn’t know the Engaget guy left! Good one….

  • shawn1224

    Yea ok we’ll see you tomorrow Rob

  • shawn1224

    Yea ok we’ll see you tomorrow Rob

  • shawn1224

    Yea ok we’ll see you tomorrow Rob

  • shawn1224

    Yea ok we’ll see you tomorrow Rob

  • shawn1224

    Yea ok we’ll see you tomorrow Rob

  • shawn1224

    Yea ok we’ll see you tomorrow Rob

  • http://twitter.com/gstatty gstatty

    You trickster bastard. I totally believed it until I started reading the comments. Then I was like, oh duh April freaking fools. YHBT. Phandroid is still my fav site for droid news. I wouldn’t like it if AOL bought this site and all the editors left, that would suck.

  • http://twitter.com/gstatty gstatty

    You trickster bastard. I totally believed it until I started reading the comments. Then I was like, oh duh April freaking fools. YHBT. Phandroid is still my fav site for droid news. I wouldn’t like it if AOL bought this site and all the editors left, that would suck.

  • http://twitter.com/gstatty gstatty

    You trickster bastard. I totally believed it until I started reading the comments. Then I was like, oh duh April freaking fools. YHBT. Phandroid is still my fav site for droid news. I wouldn’t like it if AOL bought this site and all the editors left, that would suck.

  • http://twitter.com/gstatty gstatty

    You trickster bastard. I totally believed it until I started reading the comments. Then I was like, oh duh April freaking fools. YHBT. Phandroid is still my fav site for droid news. I wouldn’t like it if AOL bought this site and all the editors left, that would suck.

  • http://twitter.com/gstatty gstatty

    You trickster bastard. I totally believed it until I started reading the comments. Then I was like, oh duh April freaking fools. YHBT. Phandroid is still my fav site for droid news. I wouldn’t like it if AOL bought this site and all the editors left, that would suck.

  • http://twitter.com/gstatty gstatty

    You trickster bastard. I totally believed it until I started reading the comments. Then I was like, oh duh April freaking fools. YHBT. Phandroid is still my fav site for droid news. I wouldn’t like it if AOL bought this site and all the editors left, that would suck.

  • kwaping

    Great job, Rob! You had me till the sig. :)

  • kwaping

    Great job, Rob! You had me till the sig. :)

  • kwaping

    Great job, Rob! You had me till the sig. :)

  • kwaping

    Great job, Rob! You had me till the sig. :)

  • kwaping

    Great job, Rob! You had me till the sig. :)

  • kwaping

    Great job, Rob! You had me till the sig. :)

  • Anonymous

    got me there…..

  • Anonymous

    got me there…..

  • Anonymous

    got me there…..

  • Anonymous

    got me there…..

  • Anonymous

    got me there…..

  • Anonymous

    got me there…..

  • SimonBelmont

    Got to be April Fools’ Day joke. Rob would never leave.

    Keep up the good work Phandroid. You rock.

  • SimonBelmont

    Got to be April Fools’ Day joke. Rob would never leave.

    Keep up the good work Phandroid. You rock.

  • SimonBelmont

    Got to be April Fools’ Day joke. Rob would never leave.

    Keep up the good work Phandroid. You rock.

  • SimonBelmont

    Got to be April Fools’ Day joke. Rob would never leave.

    Keep up the good work Phandroid. You rock.

  • SimonBelmont

    Got to be April Fools’ Day joke. Rob would never leave.

    Keep up the good work Phandroid. You rock.

  • SimonBelmont

    Got to be April Fools’ Day joke. Rob would never leave.

    Keep up the good work Phandroid. You rock.

  • Paul T

    Yep. I fell for it like a drunk with his shoes tied. Nice.

  • Paul T

    Yep. I fell for it like a drunk with his shoes tied. Nice.

  • Paul T

    Yep. I fell for it like a drunk with his shoes tied. Nice.

  • Paul T

    Yep. I fell for it like a drunk with his shoes tied. Nice.

  • Paul T

    Yep. I fell for it like a drunk with his shoes tied. Nice.

  • Paul T

    Yep. I fell for it like a drunk with his shoes tied. Nice.

  • Ikemay30

    You got me. I got sad for a moment. Well played

  • Ikemay30

    You got me. I got sad for a moment. Well played

  • Ikemay30

    You got me. I got sad for a moment. Well played

  • Ikemay30

    You got me. I got sad for a moment. Well played

  • Ikemay30

    You got me. I got sad for a moment. Well played

  • Ikemay30

    You got me. I got sad for a moment. Well played

  • Del Irium

    Now what would be the ultimate april fools prank is if you actually WERE leaving and just added the aprilfools.com at the bottom to make us think it was a joke and leave all those “s’cool guys, he’s not leaving” comments. Then come back for a visit and be all like: ZING @robphans

  • Del Irium

    Now what would be the ultimate april fools prank is if you actually WERE leaving and just added the aprilfools.com at the bottom to make us think it was a joke and leave all those “s’cool guys, he’s not leaving” comments. Then come back for a visit and be all like: ZING @robphans

  • Del Irium

    Now what would be the ultimate april fools prank is if you actually WERE leaving and just added the aprilfools.com at the bottom to make us think it was a joke and leave all those “s’cool guys, he’s not leaving” comments. Then come back for a visit and be all like: ZING @robphans

  • Del Irium

    Now what would be the ultimate april fools prank is if you actually WERE leaving and just added the aprilfools.com at the bottom to make us think it was a joke and leave all those “s’cool guys, he’s not leaving” comments. Then come back for a visit and be all like: ZING @robphans

  • mr.walker

    You got me until I read the comments

  • Anonymous

    Got me, I was convinced until I read the comments. Well played sir!

  • Anonymous

    Got me, I was convinced until I read the comments. Well played sir!

  • Anonymous

    Got me, I was convinced until I read the comments. Well played sir!

  • Anonymous

    Got me, I was convinced until I read the comments. Well played sir!

  • Wesley

    Good one. What’s the bet all those Engadget editors that resigned start their own website.

  • Wesley

    Good one. What’s the bet all those Engadget editors that resigned start their own website.

  • Wesley

    Good one. What’s the bet all those Engadget editors that resigned start their own website.

  • Wesley

    Good one. What’s the bet all those Engadget editors that resigned start their own website.

  • Jedediah

    LoL @charl!

  • mihaelb

    Sad to see you go!

  • mihaelb

    Sad to see you go!

  • mihaelb

    Sad to see you go!

  • mihaelb

    Sad to see you go!

  • mihaelb

    Sad to see you go!

  • mihaelb

    Sad to see you go!

  • mihaelb

    Sad to see you go!

    • mihaelb

      ah, dammit…should have read the comments (and links) :)

    • mihaelb

      ah, dammit…should have read the comments (and links) :)

    • mihaelb

      ah, dammit…should have read the comments (and links) :)

    • mihaelb

      ah, dammit…should have read the comments (and links) :)

    • mihaelb

      ah, dammit…should have read the comments (and links) :)

    • mihaelb

      ah, dammit…should have read the comments (and links) :)

    • mihaelb

      ah, dammit…should have read the comments (and links) :)

    • mihaelb

      ah, dammit…should have read the comments (and links) :)

    • mihaelb

      ah, dammit…should have read the comments (and links) :)

  • mihaelb

    Sad to see you go!

  • mihaelb

    Sad to see you go!

  • http://profiles.google.com/missmariela01 Mariela Rivas

    Lmao I totally fell for it. Didn’t believe ANYTHING I read today (yesterday) but I read that whole damn thing thinking it was real.

    A+

  • http://profiles.google.com/missmariela01 Mariela Rivas

    Lmao I totally fell for it. Didn’t believe ANYTHING I read today (yesterday) but I read that whole damn thing thinking it was real.

    A+

  • http://profiles.google.com/missmariela01 Mariela Rivas

    Lmao I totally fell for it. Didn’t believe ANYTHING I read today (yesterday) but I read that whole damn thing thinking it was real.

    A+

  • http://profiles.google.com/missmariela01 Mariela Rivas

    Lmao I totally fell for it. Didn’t believe ANYTHING I read today (yesterday) but I read that whole damn thing thinking it was real.

    A+

  • http://profiles.google.com/missmariela01 Mariela Rivas

    Lmao I totally fell for it. Didn’t believe ANYTHING I read today (yesterday) but I read that whole damn thing thinking it was real.

    A+

  • http://profiles.google.com/missmariela01 Mariela Rivas

    Lmao I totally fell for it. Didn’t believe ANYTHING I read today (yesterday) but I read that whole damn thing thinking it was real.

    A+

  • http://profiles.google.com/missmariela01 Mariela Rivas

    Lmao I totally fell for it. Didn’t believe ANYTHING I read today (yesterday) but I read that whole damn thing thinking it was real.

    A+

  • ben

    Well i woild have believed it if u had another job or acctually had a plan. Nobody leaves a job before securing another unless they are unhappy with their boss…(your ur own boss) or they have to move and well duh…

  • Steven58

    Welp, here it is 4/6 and I fell for it. :anger: and :sad: … I was sad to see you go. Now, I’m mad that you had me going. I SHALL pay you back. I assURE you. ;)