I'm writing to you today to let you all know I'll be stepping down from the post of moderator, effective when the (newly announced) election happens. When I first joined this site, it was not just a hobby for me, but a professional interest, as a developer of Android apps and games, and of the OS itself. I hoped to reach out to my own users, and to help bring the deep knowledge of Android to everyone here, to solve the questions that can only be answered as a developer.
But now it's two years since I last worked on Android as a developer, and though I still use an Android phone, I'm not as active on the site as I was, and I don't have that interest to research those hard technical questions. The site's just not the same part of my daily routine that it used to be. We were due for an election anyway, so it seems like the right time for me to step back from moderation duties and encourage some new input from those who are more active on the site now.
I'll still pop in on the review queues occasionally, but I won't be casting the final vote any more. I hope you all continue to encourage asking and answering technical questions when they're of interest to non-developers, as well as the more everyday "I flashed my phone and it won't boot any more" troubleshooting.
Thanks to all those who originally elected me, and I hope you'll remember to vote in the upcoming election. Chatting with moderators on other sites really made me appreciate how friendly and drama-free our community is. We have some good people who I'm sure will become great moderators.