Android Police and video
You may have noticed that Android Police makes videos now. It's a thing we're doing that we really didn't do before, and the reasons for that are numerous and not really worth explaining here. You may have also noticed a rotating cast in the last six months as we figure this whole video thing out, including our latest addition to the roster, +Zachary Anderson
We don't do unboxings, we don't do "tours," and we won't teach you how to take a screenshot (promise). What we're trying to produce is the content that is seems many people want to see in video form: comparisons and evaluations of hardware, and demonstrations or explanations of cool new stuff. So, you may correctly observe that some of our video formats are retreads, and that comparatively little of the content we're putting out is about new Google app features or the latest Nexus rumors. As such, you may also find that as a typical Android Police reader that the Android Police YouTube channel isn't exactly like the blog. This is intentional.
Frankly, there isn't much of a YouTube audience for the kind of "hardcore" content we blog about on AP. And AP as a blog already does so much of this - and does it so well - that it would feel like a lot of unnecessary overlap just for the sake of being able to say our YouTube channel brings you that Same Great Android Police Taste, Now With Moving Pictures.
It's become clear that the people actually watching
YouTube don't want this, and the people on AP the blog are happy with AP the blog. Why would they come to YouTube for the same stuff? It'd be like your favorite restaurant opening up a second, smaller restaurant with a more limited menu across the street and telling you that after you're done eating, you should go try the new place. You like what they serve, but why would you go to a place that offers less of the same stuff, apart from maybe as a novelty? It doesn't make much sense. I kind of had a feeling this would be the case early on as we really got this started.
This isn't to say Android Police as a blog and Android Police as a YouTube channel won't intersect. They will - often. But you probably won't find us going step by step through the latest Maps teardown or posting bite-sized Android 7.0 feature spotlights. You might see a video where we summarize new Android 7.0 features, but it'll be more condensed and less detailed - and less focused on tiny changes, frankly - than what you'd see on AP.
You'll also find a good chunk of content that you won't find on Android Police the blog at all. Phone comparisons, list videos (I know it's cool to hate video lists, but I have to admit - even I like watching them), and hopefully in the future, videos produced at major events like phone launches, MWC, Google I/O, CES, and more. But that may be further off.
So, why am I telling you all this? Because we're looking for people to help us do this. If you know of a YouTube tech personality who does great work but maybe doesn't get the audience or attention you think they deserve, let us (i.e., me) know. Our team is small now, but we're still looking to grow.