For all of the advances smartphones have brought us, task management apps still have room for improvement. This weekend, gadget guru Ryan Block tweeted out the same, pointing out that current apps are too heavy, too light or missing features. I replied with my current tool of choice, Wunderlist, not realizing that the app was just about to get an overhaul on the Android platform.Continue
In a surprisingly candid move, Google Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer David Drummond published an opinionated post on the company's official blog contending that its Android mobile operating system is under "attack" from a "hostile, organized campaign against Android by Microsoft, Oracle, Apple and other companies, waged through bogus patents."Continue
The Android App Player for the BlackBerry PlayBook has leaked out, allowing curious gadget enthusiasts an early hands-on with the (still underdeveloped) software. For those unaware, the Android App Player is the software which will allow the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet to run Android applications, at least those apps that developers have specifically ported over to the PlayBook.Continue
According to data recently released by online job board Freelancer.com, Android jobs are on pace to eclipse iPhone jobs by the end of 2012. Despite what the company describes as "solid growth" in iPhone jobs - they're up 9% from Q1 to Q2 this year - Android jobs have increased by 20%. If this same growth rate continues, there will be more Android work available by the end of the year, says Freelancer.
Another area also seeing massive growth is HTML5, which saw a 34% increase during the same time period.Continue