Android Police gets acquired by Valnet, the owner of Screen Rant
You’ve heard me talk about Android Police many times here, whether I’m covering an exclusive report they published or details they were first to spot in a new version of Android. Today, the publication hit the news cycle once again, but not in a traditional way.
In a press release, Valnet Inc. confirmed it would be acquiring Android Police for an undisclosed amount. For those unfamiliar, Valnet is the same company who owns sites like Screen Rant, CBR.com, and The Gamer.
“Over a decade ago, I created a blog as a personal passion project to cover a promising new mobile computing platform: Android. AndroidPolice.com quickly grew into one of the leading publications covering the Android ecosystem. I am so proud of AndroidPolice.com and my team, and grateful to the many passionate members of the Android community. I believe Valnet is the right company to take AndroidPolice.com and the team to the next level, and I’m excited for its undoubtedly bright future.”
Russakovskii followed up in a tweet where he expresses interest in a full redesign of the site in the medium term.
He also clarified that APKMirror, a sister site to Android Police, was not acquired in the deal.
As far as major changes are concerned, it doesn’t look like much will be happening on Android Police. Covergae, staffing, and content priorities will be identical to what they were pre-acquisition. Of course, with new owners may come new ambitions, so I’d expect some changes to come to the publication eventually.