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A message to our daily Android Central readers about POKÉ-GATE!

If you're reading this, it's safe to assume you read Android Central on a regular basis — thank you! — and were likely surprised by the onslaught of Pokémon content that's flooded the site over the last few days. We were caught by surprise, too!

In all our years of running Android Central, Pokémon Go has been the biggest product launch we've ever seen. The same is true of our sibling site, iMore. Bigger than a new Android release or Galaxy S device launch. Bigger than a new iPhone. More active users on Android than Twitter or Snapchat, and some are even saying more than Google Maps. It's B.I.G.

Here's the thing — We live in a world where literally billions of people own smartphones now. So, an app launch of this magnitude attracts the interest of more than just Galaxy S7 or HTC 10 owners. More than just a single carrier, region, or even platform. It attracts the interest of everybody. That's why it's driving greater demand for Android Central content than any single hardware or software release we've ever seen before. It's something that can appeal to practically everyone, almost everywhere. And that's why we're covering the heck out of it.

Pokémon Go is bigger than a new Android release or Galaxy S device launch. Bigger than a new iPhone.

Now, we understand that many of you don't like that Android Central appears to have become Pokémon Central. We totally understand that, and we're working together so the next time a phenomenon like this happens again, we're better prepared to continue to deliver you an Android Central experience that you value and love, while also doing our jobs to serve the mainstream smartphone consumer.

Heck, we're starting now. Here's a new, special RSS feed that includes everything on Android Central except Pokémon. We call it the Pokémon NO feed. So, if you'd rather not read anything about it again, this is for you:

Subscribe to Android Central's Pokémon No RSS feed

I get Pokémon, but why so much of it?

Android Central is just that — Central. We've always seen it as our mission to do the absolute best coverage possible about everything Android and Android-related. That includes bandwagoning any and all major releases. We've done it before, and we'll do it again. It's simply that the nature of major releases has changed.

We do, and always have, serve many types of Android owners at Android Central. Our most engaged community is the daily reader who views and treats us a publication — those of you who see us as a daily destination, use the AC app, or follow us on RSS or social. You're likely an early adopter and tech enthusiast and you value Android Central for its news, reviews and editorial analysis, and you value our awesome community of users.

When we launched Android Central, you were the only audience for our content, which is why we love you so much. Today, though, our early adopter core — those of you reading this — represent approximately 1% of the visitors who access Android Central on a monthly basis.

For many years now, we have also served the mainstream consumer technology audience, which has grown to make up a whopping 99% of our visitors. These are just average people — not readers in the same sense — who use Google to search, or see something shared on social and want help or advice.

This Pokémon coverage lead to Mobile Nation's highest trafficked Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and likely Thursday EVER.

They don't read the homepage or daily news, and we don't have a dialogue with them the way we do with you. They view our content as a service helping them in the moment. There's a reason that, in addition to our news and review coverage, we also produce so much help, product and app recommendation content — because there is a tremendous demand for it, and we'd rather be the ones delivering that content than another outlet (and we know we can do it best!).

Both our core and mainstream audiences are extremely important to us, and we do our best to cater to the needs of all of you. If we only picked one audience to address and not the other, we wouldn't be here today doing what we love to do. It takes both to make this a sustainable business.

Coming back to Pokémon Go, the reaction to the game and demand for Pokémon Go content has been like nothing we have ever seen before, and we had to react to it quickly. Our editorial team shouldn't be criticized for that, but commended for it. They gave up their weekends and abandoned their previous plans to come in and write what we think is the best Pokémon Go content on the web. It was an everyone on deck, day-and-night effort to get it done, and they did it — and did it well!

It lead to Mobile Nation's highest trafficked Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and likely Thursday EVER. The ~100 Pokémon-related articles we produced literally doubled, maybe even tripled our entire visitor base. This is us producing content as a service to match the real-time needs of Android and iPhone owners looking for help with Pokémon Go.

It's not link bait and it's not click bait. The "bait" part in both means "bait and switch" — teasing one thing and delivering something else, much less desirable. We didn't and never would try to trick any of our readers. We wouldn't stick Pokémon on a Nougat article or Samsung on a Pokémon article. We're delivering exactly what we promise: advice and assistant for those looking for it.

Tech media is a tough business, so when opportunities like this happen you either seize the moment or somebody else does. As a company, we always strive to our best so we can keep doing what we love to do for years to come. It's not always fun, but crushing something like Pokémon is what helps to pay the bills so we can keep serving our core community, which is what we love to do most.

Yeah, yeah, yeah ... so how are you going to fix it for me so I can quit seeing the stuff I don't want to see?

Prior to Poké-Gate, our product team was already cooking up some ideas on how we can better serve both our audiences. The challenge we have today is that in order to reach the mainstream (as in, get the help and recommendation content published to the web), we still need to show it to our homepage, regular reading audience (you). As it gets mixed in with our news, reviews, and editorial coverage, it can get a little bit… messy. Especially for you, the core reader. For those of our visitors who come into our articles and content sideways, whether from google or social referrals, it's less of a problem.

Short Term:

One immediate fix was already created by an Android Central member in the form of a Chrome Extension that hides content that mentions Pokémon. Brilliant! For those of you who follow us via an RSS reader, we created the new feed sans Pokémon stories.

Subscribe to Android Central's Pokémon No RSS feed

For those of you using the AC app, we're also looking at a way to block Pokémon stories via our API from hitting the app, which will keep the AC app Pokémon free. If none of those solutions help you in the short term, then we appreciate your patience; the good news is it's easy to scroll or swipe past a story you don't care about.

Longer Term:

In the latter half of 2016, you'll see us roll out many changes that better position Android Central to serve both our audiences better than we ever have before. If you're a regular reader, you'll get the stuff you want in the way that you've always loved it before, without any of the content you care less about. And for our ever-growing mainstream audience, we're going to deliver that content in a manner that's more approachable and friendly than ever before.

Expect a mix of both product, feature, branding, design, and content changes through the back half of the year.

That all makes sense. Thanks, Android Central!

You're welcome! Again, thanks for the Pokémon patience and more importantly, the passion! We can't please everybody all of the time (even though we wish we could), but it's the dialog and passion from our most hardcore users that we love and cherish the most.

Thank you,

Kevin Michaluk

Chief Media Officer, Mobile Nations

357 Comments
  • I get why there's so much Pokemon Go stuff, and I understand. But I still think that there's a whole bunch of them, and the stuff that some of us really want to see, like new device launches or info tends to be buried between a bunch of Pokemon Go articles. I appreciate that you're trying to settle this, and I am thankful for that. However, may I suggest an article filter so that we can customize our feed to get exactly what we want to see? That would really help. Cheers! ;)
  • Exactly - Addressed that in the post a little. We'll be going a few steps further beyond just a filter. Getting alignment between our content creators, the content they're best (and most passionate about the content they are producing), the audience and where they are consuming it is our top priority for the rest of the year. Effectively, we want to deliver you the content you want, by the people you want it from in the format that makes most sense for where you are.
  • Thank you Kevin! Posted via the Pokémon Central App
  • Awww people need a "safe space" from pokemon news. Smh
  • No, people just don't want to see one of their favorite Android News sites turn into nothing but Pokemon. Pretty simple to understand, whether you agree or not.
  • Give it a week...it will die down considerably.
  • True, of the people i know that downloaded and started playing on day one none are still playing very much. I just asked my 18 year old daughter (whom has always been a pokemon Fan) how much she still plays. Her response was "not much, the game is kinda like a new years resolution gym membership". Her biggest gripe about the game though is that it runs her phone dead in just a couple of hours. My girlfriend hasn't opened the app in three days.
  • Glad to see you've made changes, being responsive to your customer's needs is good. However, NOT allowing yourselves to get swept up in hype and hysteria over what amounts to little more than a re-skinned "Ingress" game would be best. Never forget: Pokemon exists for one reason, and one reason only: To sucker children out of their money, and then mommy and daddy's money. It is, was, and remains nothing more than a fraudulent marketing juggernaut. There was NEVER a solid story or book or even a quality Anime behind it. It is nothing more than the crassest and most base form of marketing fraud that has ever existed. Devoting even a single line of text to it is wasteful. To flood your content with coverage of this garbage (beyond shaming those in their twenties who are still playing it and should know better by now) is shameful beyond words.
  • You sound very bitter over others having fun. Here, have a Snickers. Posted via the Android Central App
  • +12
  • It's big because you make it big. Tell me with a straight face just how many emails you get DEMANDING more poke content. Seriously, demand? Come on Kevin. Somebody needs to follow the money. But that story won't come out for months. Look, just put up a forum for it and get back to covering Android. If you're all about page hits, if that's your yardstick, just put a daily porn shot on the front page. Because this is supposed to be a family friendly site, that's as close as I will go to mentioning the "w" word.
  • Nope on a couple of fronts. It's big because everybody and their dog is playing it, not because AC is pushing it. If AC could independently drum up this amount of hype for anything, they'd be doing very different things. If you're really dubious about the demand, take a looksee at some Google Trends data. If by "follow the money", you're suggesting these stories have been sponsored, you're wrong. AC discloses sponsorships. You might have noticed a Best Buy one on the featured bar at the top of the home page. There is a Pokemon Go forum, but Kevin already addressed why AC can't just shelter all of that content: it needs to be discoverable, and that only happens when it's on the front page. As for page hits, AC is all about Android, and the biggest thing happening on Android right now, like it or not, is Pokemon Go.
  • I'm just unusually the Android Central App. Time to find a news source. Posted via the Android Central App
  • That's a good news Posted via the Android Central App
  • I don't even mind that they are talking about Pokémon, it was just the article count that was excessive Posted via the Pokémon Central App
  • I don't mind them having a few Pokemon Go articles as well. I mean, it is a game for iOS and ANDROID devices that has become a phenomenon. It's just that there's a whole barrage of them, and that creates problems, especially when stuff like Note 7 launch info and Axon 7 pre-orders tend to be buried between a sandwich of PoGo articles. On another note, you guys know the Moto Z Droid event was today, right? Would like to see what you guys got from the event.
  • I had no idea the Moto Z Droid edition was today until you just said so!!! Posted via the Pokémon Central App
  • Yeah, it was today. Also, the Moto E3 is a thing. There's only one article about it in the Global and UK region. I would have liked to see them cover it a little more.
  • That's messed up Posted via the Pokémon Central App
  • Yeah. I don't really blame PoGo, but I think it has really taken up a lot of the editors' time to report on phones and other stuff. Hoping the dust clears soon, ideally before August 2nd, because another storm will be coming (Note 7 articles)
  • No worries there. The Note 7 will get almost as many posts as Pokémon Go. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Good thing the note 7 is actually a phone running android. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yes but it would be nice to see some other phones get even 10% of the coverage the Note 7 will get. Posted via the Android Central App
  • For the Moto E, I've noticed the sites that have reported on it are missing some details of the specs. I'd rather they wait and have a complete picture of the device, rather than rush something incomplete.
  • So far, I only know that it has a 5-inch 720p display, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage with an SD card slot, an 8MP rear camera, a 2800mAh battery and a splash-proof construction plus a "smudge-resistant screen protector", with Android Marshmallow running the show, in typical Moto "close-to-stock" style. It also has a quad-core processor, but LeMoto is rather silent over what sort of processor it is.
  • I think it will be a snapdragon processor it always is on Motorola phones Posted from my Moto X 2nd gen and my Nexus 9 both on Android Marshmallow
  • I'm thinking Snapdragon 412. I've seen some sites reporting that it's a MediaTek processor, but since it's not official, I'm not going to go with that.
  • Hard to cover what we don't know more about yet. You'll see more as we learn more.
  • I can't believe I had to learn about this in the comments section of a pokemon article!
  • LOL. To be frank, I've been following other sites like Pocketnow, Android Authority, 9 to 5 Google, MacRumors, EAP and more for quite some time already, way before I joined AC. Those, along with AC, are my main sources for tech news. That's how I got to know about the Moto E3. And honestly, I almost forgot about the Moto Z Verizon event until I saw a picture of Michael Fisher posing for a shot outside the event.
  • I totally forgot and buried in the Pokemon articles was the note 7 article.... Posted via the Android Central App
  • That was the biggest offender Posted via the Pokémon Central App
  • Yeah I only knew to look because of it being mentioned elsewhere...shame. But at least Kevin acknowledged it. Maybe something like POGO should be on Connectedly and touched on here and imore, etc. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Agreed, dump em' in one spot for those interested. Nothing worse then being flooded in the app with Poké everything.
  • If there's "nothing worse", then many here should envy your posh life... Posted via the Android Central App
  • In your opinion maybe, but considering the traffic it drove to the site. Do I need to explain that this is a business to you again? Edit: Looks like someone else already did, again.
  • You can be a business and not piss off a bunch of people at the same time, having both is not impossible. Posted via the Pokémon Central App
  • To an extent you're correct, but whenever something blows up like Pokémon Go there are going to be people who hate it and complain because they don't get it or why it's popular, but to have more concurrent users thank Twitter is crazy. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yes a bunch, small and loud 1%.
    They need to do filtering to protect those 99% against you Posted via the Android Central App
  • 45%, not 1%.
  • Exactly, a few articles would have been fine. Some of them could have been combined with other articles, didn't really need a separate article for each little thing. It seemed once people started complaining after the first half dozen that they just started pumping out anything they could to irritate people. It got so ridiculous I pretty much went to other sites for Android news and figured I'd check in once a day to see if sanity returned. Today it looks like sanity has returned.
  • Excessive would be an understatement. It was too the point of absolute ridiculousness. Sure it's big, sure everyone and their dog is playing it. But when you post so many articles that even Pikachu starts reading a site like Android headlines as an alternative, then you just might be going overboard. Maybe Pokémon is a necessary evil to help distract us from all of the racial tension that's been going on all over the place... Idk, what I do know is that, between the two, I can honestly say - it's a horrible time to be a human being. Society and the world at large is becoming quite pathetic these days...thanks ,I feel a tad bit better now. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Quit continuing to make excuses. You could have handled this in a much more mature fashion from the start.
    1 - Avoid the by-the-hour posts with one or two tips or discoveries in each story.
    2 - Quit condescending to those of us who grew weary of the constant barrage (which, thankfully, have subsided).
    3 - Instead of creating a Pokémon NO RSS feed...how about catering to your primary market on the home page (ANDROID CENTRAL is pretty descriptive) and having the Pokémon-related stuff in a separate location that people who want to read that stuff have to click over to? It ain't that difficult...
  • I have to agree, all I hear when reading this is: "Sorry, but we care more about cashing in on quick easy traffic and clicks than we care about being an actual news outlet, and we're going to keep doing it, so if you don't like it then you can go install some software or change your RSS feed..."
  • I agree except for the condescending part. I use a curated Twitter list to sort my stuff out, an RSS of sorts. Because of that I am "just average" "not readers in the same sense — who use Google to search, or see something shared on social and want help or advice." The article just had to push that 99% of users portion. The whole article was condescending in fact. Everyone knows why you put out over 100 articles on the biggest news item in a while, to get clicks and ad revenue and that is perfectly fine to make money, you have to. The market sucks and every dime helps, but I think a lot of long time readers (seriously, although I write editorials for a competing site of sorts I have been a reader for the better part of 5+ years now) got shafted by what was big and new at the expense of news we subscribed for in the first place. Moderation was key, and there was none. There was seemingly no concern given for those who helped make this site popular, for listeners of the podcast or users of the forum... I think Mobile Nations as a whole showed their true colors this week, and it wasn't for the enthusiasts who come back day after day, it was for the mass general audience, SEO hits, and Google searches, users who aren't loyal, don't subscribe, just leech information and move on.
  • I agree but it's important to differentiate between SEO and excessive SEO. Posted via the Pokémon Central App
  • Agree, imagine if any other of your favorite tech news sites did this. And if there's really that much information that can't be squeezed into 1 or 2 articles per day, then by all means, make sure your exposé is a masterpiece.
  • Says the guy sitting on the sidelines. They did what they did, and based on the actual numbers, they did correctly. Their traffic was through the roof and that is the point of the site. I am a casual Pokemon Go user, and I came back to the site several times to get clarification on how to play various parts of the game. I should also point out that I am also an enthusiast, and part of the 1% who reads the content daily. What irritates me about their coverage on other things is "______ is releasing _____ game in the fall" but then they never/rarely followup with content that the app is availible, several months later. In this case I would not have known pokemon go even existed without their coverage.
  • I have to agree with this. I'm PLAYING Pokémon GO, and thought this was poorly published.
    100 low content articles being pushed out over a short period of time made it hard to find Android stuff AND difficult to find useful Pokémon information.
    Pokémon was published with sparse documentation, so several times I found myself looking for info online... Only to have no idea which of the myriad of articles might actually have the answer I was looking for.
    If only there were a technology that might have let there be a master Pokémon Go article that could have been put in rss once, with a ever growing tale of contents that, if clicked, brought the reader to the relevant info. Life would have been better both for those looking for Pokémon info, AND those trying to avoid it. Plus, this would have no impact at all in side linking / search result traffic.
  • You are the hemmorhoids that makes less than 1% is all the fact that you must digest Posted via the Android Central App
  • Can you write that in English?
  • Thank you for this. I have been reading the site since my first Android phone, the OG Moto Droid. This helps to explain what has changed on the site over the last year and it makes sense. Thanks for thinking about the 1% of us that are just hardcore nerds, seriously!
  • I appreciate the acknowledgment of the issue, but I believe that if you guys combined a few articles it doesn't have to be just one but combine them a good bit and this could've all been avoided. Posted via the Pokémon Central App
  • I get why you'd feel that way, but it's actually not the case. We wrap things up in these "ultimate guides" afterwards, but most folks are looking for links to specifics. An article specifically titled "how to use X thing" directly appeals to the person searching for it. The big guide they have to scroll through to maybe find what they're looking for doesn't. Volume is where you take issue, I get that. Just like our phone coverage, though, it has to be done that way or it doesn't get read. We've done the research, have the numbers to back it up. The way we're doing this is the way you reach the most people looking for this information. It's not SEOwhoring or link baiting, it's writing for people actively searching for answers to those questions. That person isn't you, and it was overwhelming. It took us a couple of days to find a solution, but through that solution we can do better next time.
  • Thank you Russell. Posted via the Pokémon Central App
  • I knew about pokemon go for months. I've pretty much played every single gen via Gameboy and DS. Even I was somewhat annoyed. But meh, I kept scrolling. Not that serious Posted via the Android Central App
  • This is what happens...
    1. A respected Android-centric news site spots that a few people are playing a game
    2. The editors demand that staff writers begin creating content to answer questions that don't need answering by the respected Android-centric site
    3. Using SEO the tech-bods drive traffic to the Android-centric new site so that games players can find the answers to questions that haven't been asked by regular visitors to that Android-centric news site
    4. Regular visitors feel alienated by the incomprehensible number of articles answers questions that were never asked and that drown out the genuine news reports
    5. Beancounters at the parent company of the once-Android-centric news site don't care about (4) because the site has MORE TRAFFIC THAN EVER BEFORE IN THE HISTORY OF TRAFFIC GENERATED FROM SEARCH ENGINES!!!
    6. (5) means more money. YAY!
    7. Previously loyal visitors begin to look elsewhere in response to the lack of Android-centric news stories and because the lame 'We get it' excuse / article demonstrates that you don't get it. At all.
    8. The fad dies down.
    9. There is vastly reduced traffic to the once-respected Android-centric news site.
    10. Reduced traffic = reduced revenue = laying off writers = dearth of interesting android-centric articles = reduced traffic = reduced income = more layoffs = occasional articles derived from some other site = reduced traffic =...
    11. RIP There are other news sites available, and I have no doubt they will take advantage of the way Android Central has so poorly judged it's readers. As soon as I click the 'Comment' button, I'm off to search for a new home for my Android news. Any site without the word Pokemon in an article title will do.
  • Excuses!!! Ignore the masses that drive the numbers on your site and listen to the three or four of us that barely know what Pokemon is! posted by bad robot on Note Edge
  • We should be seeing an interesting edition of the Editor's Desk with Phil on Sunday. Posted via Xperia Z5
  • No kidding Posted via the Pokémon Central App
  • I hope he doesn't even acknowledge it in the slightest. That would be hysterical. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Absolutely. I have more important things to concern myself with than a bunch of Pokemon articles. Posted via Xperia Z5
  • That ad money though
  • The ad money (and Shop Android) are what keeps the site free and finances the expenses of the staff. Posted via the Android Central App
  • +600,000
  • A simple +1 would have sufficed ...
  • No.
  • Oh, who cares? People complaint about everything these days. Jesus. Ok, I don't like all the Motorola coverage. I don't care for it. So give me a Android Central No-Motorola feed. Now!
  • +1 Posted via the Android Central App
  • The big difference is 3 motorola stories vs 3000 Pokemon stories.
  • Irrelevant. For someone who doesn't want to know, 3 articles are 3 more articles than they would deem necessary.
    If you go add filters for all of that, it's a Pandora's box. If I were to complain and get a filter about every single article that I don't care about, AC would do nothing else.
    I don't care for Chinese brands (that includes Motorola). Filter them!
    I don't care for anything remotely related with American carriers. Filter them!
    I don't care about Chromebooks. Filter them!
    I don't care about Nexus. Filter them!
    I don't care about Amazon Prime things. Filter them!
    I don't care about HTC. Filter them! I think you get the point.
  • No.
  • I for one welcome our new Pokémon Go overlords
  • All Hail Lord Pikachu!
  • There has been a lot of actual android related news in the last week that I have had to glean from other sources because Android Central has not had the time,space,or inclination for coverage by exploding with Pokémon coverage.Funny thing,a lot of those other sources aren't too bad.You might even say,they are worth following on a continued basis.They had/have Pokémon coverage as well.They just didn't go completely insane with it,to the exclusion of other,relevant news. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Like the Moto E3. AC only has one article on it, in the UK section. Also, nothing on the Droid event that probably just concluded. Even BGR reported on it, although there's still no pricing details. Yeah, I think AC should ease off on the PoGo articles. Not saying they shouldn't do it, but they shouldn't unleash a barrage of them.
  • Yeah, just combine them a bit is all. Posted via the Pokémon Central App
  • Like, "Everything you ought to know about Pokemon GO, all here!"
  • Yep Posted via the Pokémon Central App
  • Thank You.
  • Thanks Kevin, I haven't raged in comments, what you publish is up to you and I understand the "bills need to be paid" argument. I have to say though I've stopped looking at the site over the last few days, waiting for it to settle down as the flood of articles was just too much. At times it did seem like it was being done to wind up the commentator to be honest. It also lead me to bookmark a couple of other Android sites when previously I only had AC saved. Suggestion - Is there no mileage in a separate Mobile Nations site for mobile gaming? If you can get this many articles from one game then a site dedicated and focused on the whole area might be a possible way of keeping everyone happy and even offering more coverage. Just a thought.
  • Great idea.
  • " It attracts the interest of everybody. " -Kevin Assuming everybody is interested in mobile gaming, which is hardly the case. If it wasn't for AC or one random news outlet while channel surfing I wouldn't even know about it... Not comparing you to TV news outlets mind you, tho i don't remember this many articles about Angry Birds and that was big enough it got made into a movie instead of the other way around... ;) That being said, the solutions offered are completely satisfactory IMO.
  • I don't know what news outlets you're watching, then. I've seen it on CNN and Fox and here in Los Angeles on basically every local newscast. I have heard it on NPR and half the channels I listen to on Sirius have brought it up, including guys in ESPN and NFL Radio. It is ubiquitous. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Did the newscast spend hours on it? Nobody said they shouldn't have Pokemon articles. It's noteworthy. They shouldn't spam their own site just to get clicks while ******* off their fan base.
  • http://www.androidcentral.com/message-our-daily-android-central-readers-...
  • A recursive link to the same article. What exactly does this prove?
  • Quick question, Is this the last Pokémon article?
  • No
  • lol
  • The Pokemon articles don't bother me one bit. I am wondering about the Moto Z Verizon coverage for today though. I was looking forward to more information mostly about pricing and such, but there is nothing here. You did say a while back you would cover it too.
  • We absolutely will!
  • Nothing. Nada. I checked everywhere. I can't find any details on pricing. According to some, the event didn't even mention pricing.
  • Same -- also interested in this coverage!
  • Droid-Life has it covered, complete with a unboxing...
  • Thank you for the Nokemon feed. I hope that's the last I will ever hear about it from this site. There were 10 times as many Pokemon articles here as anywhere else. That's excessive. It may be as bad as the whole Galaxy S7 Active CR thing.
  • The NO Pokémon RSS feed link is broken Posted via the Android Central App running on my Galaxy S7
  • They can't catch a break can they? Posted via the Pokémon Central App
  • Probably from everyone rushing to sub all at once.
  • I've mentioned broken and misdirected links in the past. Those links seem to be never be corrected probably because the AC editors move on in their fast paced environment.
  • Well we wont ***** if they slow down a little bit. Posted via the Pokémon Central App
  • Yes you will. Lots of people here will piss and moan about them moving too fast and then moving too slow. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I know I won't Posted via the Pokémon Central App
  • Well, since you're "that guy",, it pretty much is a statement for everyone, right? :-) Joe
    Verizon s6, marshmallow
  • I said I Posted via the Pokémon Central App
  • Apparently, as it's still not working Posted via the Android Central App running on my Galaxy S7
  • Literally just laughed out loud!
  • Actually, AC saved me significant personal time. You know when radio stations used to keep playing a new song so much that you didn't like it any more? That happened, and I have no interest in even trying it out. And because of AC doing me this favor, I got a couple extra hours to explore a video series on quantum physics. Seriously... just finished the segment on the Bohr and Einstein arguments. Thanks AC!
  • Hey, link me to that would ya?
  • It's on Amazon Video, the link is below. Free to Prime members, of it you have that, you can binge ;)
    They get a bit long winded and simplistic on some of the analogies, but it's ok in the long run because you don't forget the examples. I don't know why light being both waves and particles was such a brain dump for some back in the day. Particles that travel in waves is a logical conclusion that I had years ago, but I probably had a head start with my work in acoustics and researching sound waves, which of course are the propagation of waves through air (or other medium). The main difference being that sound waves are compression peaks and nulls that travel through the medium, while with light, the particles travel instead of just being displaced and moving back. Now, SINGLE electrons traveling in wave patterns was a mind blower, but I have a third theory that might come into play, lol. Anyway, have fun! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GGMXQUQ/ref=atv_hm_hom_1_c_s9obwan_2_2?_enc...
  • I'd be interested in said series as well!
  • I think it might be The Big Bang Theory :)
  • The redhead raj was seeing is so flippin hot!
  • That's funny. I was on vacation in Vietnam when this whole thing happened. Because I wasn't really interested in PoGO, and expected an onslaught of articles anyway, I just took a break from AC and went to check out all the sights and attractions. Even went up to a resort nearly 5000ft above sea-level. It was breathtaking. To be frank, I would have done so if AC weren't reporting PoGO as much, but the break meant that I could focus more on my vacation.
  • Did you s snap any Pokémon Go characters in your holiday photos? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Nope. :P I assume that was sarcasm, but I'll roll with it. (I don't play PoGO, actually)
  • If it is that big, make a new subsite of Mobile Nations. Buy the URL MobileNationsPokemon or something. Then you can sticky the story somewhere to go to that site, people for all platforms get their fix, and the news feed returns to normal. Maybe this is what's in the works. I don't know. Just my two cents as a way to cater to both audiences without A) alienating others, and B) repeating content on existing MN sites. Posted via the Android Central App
  • That would make sense if they expected the interest to go on indefinitely. That's unlikely. These things tend to burn out after a few days or weeks. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I get why there has been Pokemon Go articles. It is the big news. It is the biggest thing since white bread. The internet is full of haters, whiners and complainers. There have been plenty of other news articles on AC. If I want to read those I click on them. If I want to read about Pokemon I click on that. The choice is mine to make. My forefinger is sooo tired having to scroll past 3 clicks to go by the Pokemon article. People are generally lazy. They just want the news in their face without doing any work. Not that using my scroll wheel on my mouse as I'm sitting in front of the computer is much work.
  • Don't say plenty of other android articles were available that is just false for the majority of the last 48 hours. Posted via the Pokémon Central App
  • 31 of the 40 articles published in the last 48 hours were not Pokemon Go related.
  • Definitely didn't feel that way to me or other readers, but stats are stats I guess. Posted via the Pokémon Central App
  • So glad we don't run things based on your feelings, Jack.
  • You run things how you want dude, I'm just a spectator with an opinion, as we all are. Posted via the Pokémon Central App
  • I'll quote the great Terry Francona, who once told a sports reporter, "Don't let facts get in the way of an opinion"
  • Only when people have such negative comments about a site do you see editors appear in the comment section. You all produce great content, we know, but you also clearly made many of your loyal readers upset. Just take in on the opinions and do something positive, and not be sarcastic pricks.
  • Yep Posted via the Pokémon Central App
  • How the F- do you get away with talking to us like this? I would have been fired multiple times for treating customers this way. Thin skinned doesn't describe you well enough.
  • That statistic is meaningless. I could equally state 100% of articles published in the past 48 hours were Pokemon related, and 0% of the articles published in the last 48 hours were pokemon related. Both are true, but neither is qualified. Where were the articles published? On the front page? On the AC site? Across all Mobile Nations sites? In North Korea?
  • I wanted to point that out again.. 31 of 40. So a topic that has taken over the mobile space and popular culture in a way we haven't really see in the current tech world, got a decent chuck of visibility, but not all of it.... So to some here, let it go. PoGo's crazy popularity will wane and things will settle down... Stop whining that you see a few articles about it in your feed. The rest of the Android world is pretty much dead as a doornail, with most of the news rehashing the same warmed over device leaks that we've already seen. Enjoy the spectacle of it all, because stuff like this rarely happens.
  • I see that it's whining if it's not your opinion,but if it were your opinion,it would be completely valid,right? Posted via the Android Central App So,in effect,you are "whining" about people having an opinion.
  • This is the way of the Internet. You didn't know that?
  • It's whining when the same people hit every article on a topic they care not one iota about and complain incessantly, multiple times, a dozen times, per article and then move on to the next article to commence more complaining. If you're watching TV and a show comes on your favorite channel that you aren't interested in, do you sit there and stare at the television, getting more and more irate, and then write letters to the station manager or do you just change the channel? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Your posts up and down this thread in rapid-fire fashion are the same whining.Go out and find some Pokémon. Posted via the Android Central App I'll make sure and ask your permission next time,before posting an opinion that is shared by many,many others.NOT LIKELY.
  • It's funny, because there are 13 articles published on PoGo since yesterday.....
  • It isn't though, they were maybe hard to find because of the rate that new articles were being posted but they were there.
  • No,there were not "plenty" of other articles available,they were nonexistent in large part,due to all Pokémon,all the time,much worse than any other site I looked at.You call people lazy for wanting actual android news.B.S. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Thank you for finally talking about this. Whether we completely agree or disagree with everything stated in this article, it's nice to see someone "higher up" at least address it. It's also nice to receive some sort of confirmation that the core early readership is in the minority. I mean, I knew we were, I just didn't know actual numbers (1% vs 99%).
  • This is a good welcome... From my basement in Senegal
  • There is something terribly wrong in a world in which Pokemon, the Kardashians, and Taylor Swifts latest "man conquest (and upcoming song written about him)" is the driving force in the media rather than real world issues and "important" happenings in the world and even some good ole tech, Android, or even iOS news...
  • That wasn't the issue here Posted via the Pokémon Central App