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Happy New Year!

There are only so many hours left in 2013, so as the editor – or founder or whatever you want to call me – of this site, it feels only right that I get the last word in. And you know what, that last word isn’t going to be about all of the travels we took over the last 12 months, how many reviews we put out, how right or wrong we were throughout, or any other form of internet showboating. Don’t get me wrong, we love what we do and wouldn’t change it for the world, but the end of year isn’t about that. No sir, I only have one thing to say, which over the last four years has never changed. And that is…

Thank you.

Thank you, fabulous readers of this site. I don’t know if you are keeping track, but we really have been doing this for over four years now. This is what we do on a daily basis. And when I say “we,” I’m not talking about the Droid Life staff – I’m talking about you, you, you, and you – everyone who reads this site – plus the DL staff. We are a community; always have been. We are tech enthusiasts, smart asses, young pups, and old wise ones. We are like-minded and not-so-like-minded, sometimes-Apple-jabbing, Android aficionados. As a group, we are awesome, all of us, especially when we get together every day to talk tech.

The fact that we have been able to hangout together for this long, through this medium, and through so many amazing times, brings a smile to my face. So again, thank you, friends. Let’s do it again next year, and for many more years to come.

Please be safe tonight. We’ll see you in 2014.

  • Tony

    Thanks DL staff and community. This is a great site and, like for many of you, it’s become part of my daily (at least week-daily) routine. Many thanks to everyone. Hope you all have a wonderful 2014.

  • tomn1ce

    Happy new year to the DroidLife staff and everyone who come here to stay up to date with their tech news. Keep up the good work…o/

  • 6stringslinger

    Happy New Year everyone! Thank you, Kellex and all at Droid-Life for all you do every day for us. A day doesn’t go by without me reading the newest posts. I have learned so much android-tech from here, plus gotten so many great deals on stuff…wow! Let’s have another great year!

  • wmsco1

    Thank you Kellen & DL staff for all your Androidness. Been with you since the beginning of OG days. DL has always been my goto place. Thanks for all that you guys do to keep us in the Pink, I mean know.

  • gegedaddy

    Happy New Year everyone .

  • Stevedub40

    Kellen, thank you for your years of dedication and hard work. We are all very lucky to have a great place we can come to and let our tech nerd selves shine. Happy new year!

  • Jason Brown

    “No sir, I only have one thing to say, which over the last four years has never changed. And that is…”

    as i was reading, i was like this is it, Baby K premiere. ha

    i love DL. one of the many sites i visit on a daily basis. it’s like a rom flasher’s addiction to flash the latest and greatest rom, i have to check DL on a daily basis for all my android needs. if i dont check….well you know….i just have to check my DL.

    “Android aficionados” sounds so fancy! makes me feel like im an i*hone user. ha

    (i*hone = oldschool DL).

    THANK YOU DL STAFF and Community. Great Community.

  • ghostrigger

    Kelley and all the rest of staff I have thoughtfully enjoyed being able to read your stuff for four years now. I check page literally three our more times a day.I wear your name proudly on any semi cold day. I pump your site as often as I can. I’m sorry I don’t post more. Just know I always read the post though.THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE!

  • Glad I can say that I have been following DL since the OG Droid days.

  • steven sullivan

    Thank you, I love the blog and make it a part of my daily routine.Keep up the outstanding work and Happy 2014.

  • joejoe5709

    Started following this site about three years ago and it’s easily my #1 source. My wife has finally made the switch to Android this year and now she checks this site regularly as well. Great job, guys!!

    That was a really nicely written post, Kellen. Thanks a million for all you do. I wish you a Happy New Year and I hope 2014 is full of joy with your newborn son. πŸ™‚

  • shehippie

    Happy New Year to you and everyone else who is a part of Droid Life!!!

  • Green

    Someone laughed at me once because of my lack of knowledge about smartphones/Android. I decided to educate myself and found this site. I’ve learned a lot and I like you all. πŸ™‚
    Happy New Year!!!

  • big steve

    Happy New Year!!! Keep up the great work!! Here is to another 40 yrs!!

  • Verizon and iPhones suck

  • calculatorwatch

    Great post. The thing that got me reading this site back in the OG days was the scoops and the well-formed opinions. But the thing that’s kept me coming back for four years is the community. I don’t know what it is about pink that attracts the best kind of people, but no where else have I consistently seen such smart, funny, and respectful comments.

    So cheers to the staff and to my fellow commenters. Here’s to more great years to come!

  • droidftw

    I’ve followed Droid-life since I was 13 years old (17 now). This is the one tech site I check everyday, multiple times a day. In the last 1400+ days since Droid-life has been, I’ve probably not checked it on 30 of them.

    Thank you Droid-life.

  • Bryan Burch

    Found you after I got my OG Droid. Never left, great site, great stuff all around. Took your recommendation on (2) Moto X, and I don’t regret it at all! Best piece of hardware ever! Thanks for all you’ve given the Android community.

  • Daniel Walsh

    Happy New Year!

  • sayanta

    I’m new here but you guys keep me up to date with most android news and helped me get my N5

  • H Class

    Only 4 years?! Man it seems like this site has been around forever.

    I just wanna say keep doing what you do guys. This is the first tech site I check everyday when I get online (even when I was running an iPhone as my daily driver).

    In today’s climate where most sites post a lot of the same news, reviews, etc. you guys have managed to stand out by putting your own unique twist to your posts. Rather intentional or not your various personalities are reflected thru your posts and it doesn’t seem like I’m reading the same regurgitated content.

    Here’s to another 4 years…..CHEERS!

    P.S. – Something special needs to take place once the site turns the big 5. :-p

  • Liderc

    The only site I ever visit concerning Android products and I’m proud of it. Wouldn’t have a Nexus 5 right now if I didn’t visit this site, so thank you.

  • sinnerofa10shun

    Great post! I’ve been a part of this community since 2009. Droid-Life has been like my newspaper for Android since day 1. Thank you for the awesome site and for all things Android. Here’s to a prosperous 2014!

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  • Philip J. Fry

    This is when we need kleendroids “amazing” post. Anyways, thanks droidlife for the amazing years in this community. See y’all in 2014!

  • ronyc

    Thank you to the entire DL community! HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE NEW YEAR!

  • jbdan

    Thanks DL for all you do. Happy New Year all!

    • Thomas

      Haven’t seen you on AF in awhile, hope all is good

  • George Davis

    Stay classy, Droid Life. πŸ˜‰

  • Happy New Year everyone!!

  • mbagasao

    Happy New Year to you Kellen and the rest of the DL Staff. Thanks for all you have done the past 4 years for us, your loyal community of Android enthusiasts. It has been a terrific year indeed. Looking forward to future device hypes, device reviews, DL Shows, breakthrough apps and games and everything else Android. All the best and the best is yet to come! Cheers!!

  • Delta_46

    That was an awesome post Kellen! It reminded me why I’ve been visiting this site for two years. Thank you for all the hard work you do, thank you to Tim, Eric, and everyone else on the DL staff, and thank you to everyone here in the comments for keeping this community so amazing. Happy New Year everybody, here’s hoping 2014 is our best year yet.

  • TC Infantino

    Thank you Kellen, and all the DL staff, and the readers. You have made this my main source of Android info, and comedy relief ever since I started with the OG Droid. I have checked out other android related sites (I am sorry I cheated on you) and none of them have kept me coming back every day like the DL site. Thank you for all you do. Have a Happy New Year, and hopefully many more to come. Stay Classy Droid Life. πŸ™‚

  • Kevin

    I’m just sad that the poor villager from Africa doesn’t come to this site anymore. He always used to brag about his yams and how there was all these wars. I wonder if he’s still alive. :'(

  • sski66

    I can’t believe it’s been [4] years already. WOW, from the time I discovered this site working on the second shift pumping out steam, it helped me get through those nights. Out of thousands of Tech sites this is the first one I really connected with. Maybe it was because I had the OG & you guys were & are the seminole site for info & all around fun for that device. Then I moved on to the GNEX & you guys were right there to with everything we all needed to know. Now I’m on the HTC ONE & you guys haven’t missed a beat, if anything you guys just keep getting better. So keep it up Kellen, Tim, Eric, & yes, you too Ron, I’m glad your there too, to get a “different perspective”,hahaha, always all in good fun. So HAPPY NEW YEAR fellas, keep on steamin’ ahead. Tommy, from N. Jersey

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Hope everyone has a Great 2014! Have to admit this is first site I check everyday (except weekends, we know how Kellen feels about weekends). This is a great site with great staff, and a great community that supports it. Looking forward to 2014! First Up! CES IN A WEEK!

  • Mark2134

    Happy New Year all and be safe!

  • stephen

    You’ve made droid life my morning coffee, my breakfast, brunch, 10-sie’s, 11-sie’s, lunch, late lunch, linner, dinner, second dinner and midnight snack. My daily tech crack. Thanks for the great work; keep it up in the new year! Cheers!

    • Thanks for hangin’ with us. πŸ™‚

  • DanWazz

    This site and community rules. Learned so much and constant lulz

  • George Levine

    Thanks for the heartwarming new year wishes. Keep up the good work!

  • Thomas Fuchs

    Love Droid-Life!! Thanks Kellen and Happy New Year!!

  • Rocketdaddy

    Thank you Kellex for your diligent efforts to build a classy place for us to hang out. DL is one of the first places I check each day; a habit that started four years ago and isn’t likely to change. Kudos to you and the entire staff for another excellent year and may the next be even greater!

    • Crazy that so many of us have been around since the beginning. Been an awesome time.

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  • Jeff Mowbray

    Thanks to you guys. I rely on you to keep me updated on mobile technology. Because of your positive reviews I own a Moto X and absolutely love it.

  • Justin Barrett

    The reason you guys have been around for 4 years is because of the quality of your articles, and the community that you’ve built and maintain daily. Congrats to the DL staff on another brilliant year. Thanks for all your hard work!

  • Flyinion

    Thanks guys!! Yep been here since early on in the OG Droid days. It’s been amazing to see it grow over 4+ years.

  • JasonWhite

    Aw yiss! Keep up the good work!

  • Mike Aurin

    This page has become such a normal part of my day over the past four years and I look forward to keeping things the way they are for many more years to come. Thank you, Droid Life staff for the memories, laughter and information. This is Droid-Life super fan, peace!

    • Should be an amazing 2014!

      • KleenDroid

        I agree that it will be “Amazing”, and I will let you know about it as often as I can πŸ™‚

    • picaso86

      I agree with Mike…When I arrive at work the first thing I do is grab a hot cup of coffee and read Droid-Life. You guys are awesome. I also love the community. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!

      Best wishes from:
      Picaso86 a fan since the Droid times πŸ™‚

      • michael arazan

        My day is not complete if I do not read DL. Only site I have to check daily, or I feel I missed something. I’m a tech junkee and this site is my fix

        • Stevedub40

          Amen to that.

  • Rawson

    I think the only thing i can say is i love my Droid life !!!!!

  • Sanchez19

    Damn, it’s so weird to think that this site has only been up for 4 years. I feel like I’ve been checking this site out every morning for at least a decade. I have an entire folder of “Android Stuff” on my bookmarks bar, but you guys are always the first place I go every single day (well, except for Sundays). Thanks for producing such great articles/videos.

  • duke69111

    Happy New Year Everybody!

  • starscream

    Thank you guys at DL. I’ve learned a lot of this great OS and everything associated with it from this site. Can’t wait to see what you guys cover for 2014.

  • Trevor

    Happy New Year guys! Thanks for keeping DL an awesome way to pass the time and get mobile news! Looking forward to an excellent 2014.

  • nadji

    because of you Android is my best OS happy new year for all of you (the staff and the readers) from algeria your site is so great and thank you

  • Mario Lovato

    Well said happy New Year. I look foward to reading droid life helps my time fly at work thx guys.

  • John

    Find this article word for word on Android authority 5 min after post hahaha

    • Eric

      Where? I can’t find it anymore.

  • Futbolrunner

    Thank you Kellen! Have a great new year everybody!

  • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

    No, Thank you and your staff for providing all the latest and greatest news the world of Android has to offer. Cant wait to see what 2014 has in store. Heck maybe Ron might even pick up and Android device again. Peace!

  • Jhee Wan Park

    μƒˆν•΄ 볡 많이 λ°›μœΌμ„Έμš” (Happy New Year in Korean)

  • Thomas

    Happy New Year to the best damn Android site on earth. You guys are awesome !!!

  • Norsedakotan

    Well said, thanks for keeping us up to date on all things Android and even those that are only kind of Android related! Happy New Year!

  • BA_Carroll

    Awww Thanks Kellex! Thank you for a wonderful site that keeps our interest peaked. Please keep up the great job you and the staff are doing. Here’s to 2014 being one hell of a year!

  • Yo readerz!

    Luv ya. Been a great year and thanks for welcoming me into the community. It’s always nice to see your feedback, and I can’t express how much I appreciate y’all.

    Have a good one, and I hope to see you all again next year

    • John

      Would’ve been cool to see an introduction when you started – makes it more personable. Anyway, keep up the great work.

  • Jes Marwaha

    This post….

  • Ryan

    Thanks for all you do. Not only reviews but also making me laugh at some articles shows great depth in the site and writers.

  • HarleyGuy72

    Happy New Year Everyone!!!

  • Treknologist

    Happy New Year, Kellex to you and the staff of Droid Life!

    • You as well! Have a safe night.

      • EdubE24

        Been here since the OG days, have since moved on to IOS, but still visit this site multiple times a day. Happy New Years, and be safe!!

    • Lucky Armpit

      Agreed, Happy New Year to Kellex and DL staff! This is my one-stop site for anything that is Android. As far as I’m concerned, there aren’t any other Android sites worth reading. Everyone stay safe tonight! Have fun but either get a DD or call a cab!