The Next Chapter of Android Faithful

Welcome to the new Android Faithful website, home for the podcast, newsletters, articles, reviews and more!

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The Next Chapter of Android Faithful

Something pretty spectacular happened last year when we launched the Android Faithful podcast - we heard loud and clear from a passionate, loyal group of Android fans who wanted to hear more about their favorite mobile platform. As we did the podcast weekly, collectively everyone here at AF HQ felt that we were scratching the surface of something special.

Today, we're immensely excited to share with you the next evolution for Android Faithful - our new website featuring not only the podcast but articles, reviews, news coverage and exclusive newsletters.

As we thought about what an Android Faithful website could be, we all quickly agreed that we had no intention of replicating the great work already being done by many of our friends at Android Police, Android Authority, 9to5Google, and all the other great sites covering the space. Our appreciation of those sites runs deep as we regularly reference their coverage on the podcast and hell, even Android Faithful co-host Mishaal Rahman writes for most of those sites! So how can we co-exist in and bring something meaningful to the coverage of Android, Google, Samsung and all the other players in the mobile tech world?

It didn't take long for us to settle on the fact that we're already doing it with the Android Faithful podcast! All we needed to do was to bring that energy over to the written word on the site and newsletters and expand on it. Our main mission with Android Faithful is to bring our unique perspectives and insights to what's going on in the world of Android and share it with you, our loyal Android Faithful audience, for discussion, enjoyment and overall staying informed. We're not going to be racing to break news or regurgitate specs or write the same article that you see across a million sites. No, we're going to cover Android our own way and hopefully be a positive peer to all the great organizations covering this content. We'll cite and link to our sources, we'll give credit where credit's due and hopefully expand the impact Android Faithful has on the Android community.

With that, I'd like to share with you what you can expect from the new Android Faithful website. In addition to finding the Android Faithful podcast and show notes each week, we'll be publishing an array of content that we hope you enjoy:

  • ANDROID DECODED - Introducing a weekly email newsletter that explains the significance of each week's news on the Android ecosystem, written and curated by Mishaal Rahman, a veteran Android reporter who knows the ins and outs of Google's mobile operating system.

    There will be a free version of the newsletter available for all readers and for those of you who choose to support us here, you can unlock the full, premium version of the ANDROID DECODED newsletter for just $9.99 a month, along with all the other great content here.
  • ANDROID FAITHFUL DIALOGS - A conversation series with Huyen Tue Dao who chats with just a few of the many developers, designers, and other talented and passionate people who power the technology behind and build the experiences of your everyday and sometimes not-so-everyday Android life.

    You can can catch a free video version of ANDROID FAITHFUL DIALOGS on the Daily Tech News YouTube channel along with the free newsletter version delivering it directly to your inbox upon release. For those supporting us at $9.99 a month, you'll have access to extended video versions as well as an ANDROID FAITHFUL DIALOGS newsletter with the full dialog transcript.
  • HARDWARE REVIEWS - From phones to tablets to earbuds and everything in-between, the team at Android Faithful of Jason Howell, Mishaal Rahman, Ron Richards and Huyen Tue Dao will be providing our perspective on hardware and devices, letting you know what's good and what's not so good and helping you guide your purchases. All Hardware reviews will be free for everyone to read here on the website.
  • ANDROID NEWS & ANALYSIS - As the world of Android turns, we'll be here to cover it and give you all the information and what our take on it is. Like our Hardware reviews, news and analysis will be free for everyone to read here on the website.

If you like what we're doing here at Android Faithful, we hope you'll consider supporting us. This website and podcast is a labor of love for all of us here and not our full-time jobs. We're independent media and in order to survive, we're dependent on your support. We hope you find value in the content we provide but we're also offering even more to supporters:

  • REMOVE ADS FROM THE SITE - Ads are the worst, right? But they do provide us revenue. If you'd like an ad-free experience, then for $4.99 a month, you can have it! At our base level of support we'll remove all ads from the site when you're logged in, so you can enjoy the site without distraction.
  • AD-FREE VERSION OF THE PODCAST - If you're not currently supporting us on Patreon, you can sign up here for $9.99 a month and unlock not only the ad-free version of the site but also you'll get a special members only ad-free version of the Android Faithful Podcast.
  • MONTHLY Q&A LIVESTREAM - As a special thank you for our supporters, we'll be hosting a monthly Q&A livestream where you'll be able to talk directly all of us as we answer your questions about Android or just talk about non-Android things that interest us, and you!

Now, some of you may be wondering, "I already support Android Faithful on Patreon. Do I need to pay here too?" Short answer is, nope! If you're one of our loyal Patreon supporters, you can keep on supporting us there as we'll be adding all of the above benefits and access aligned with your level on Patreon, simple as that. We'll be creating accounts for you here on and you can expect to hear from us this week with more details about how this works and

For those of you in our audience who have asked for more choice in ways to support us, in addition to Patreon or supporting the website here, we also have a new third way to support us with a one-time donation. Now you can donate to Android Faithful directly, in any amount, in a non-recurring manner. Click here to donate and thank you for your support.

We wouldn't be here without you, the Android Faithful audience. We are immensely thankful for the way we've been embraced in the past year and thankful for those of you who have chosen to support us financially. Collectively, we're going to strive to create content that informs and entertains and we hope you'll appreciate it.

If you have any questions, please let us know and get in touch via email at We hope you're as excited about this as we are. It's going to be a fun adventure because we are...the Android Faithful!

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