The perfect tablet should be wide enough to view typical web pages in landscape mode, but not so wide that it looks weird when turned on its side. Here's how to pick the right compromise.
Who said computers have to be all work and no play? Software developer and author Ed Burnette shares his unique view of industry trends, technologies, and personalities.
Ed Burnette is a software industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience as a programmer, author, and speaker. He has written numerous technical articles and books, most recently "Hello, Android: Introducing Google's Mobile Development Platform" from the Pragmatic Programmers.
What's on your tablet? For the perfect Android tablet, you need the real Android Market.
What would you build into *your* perfect Android tablet? Find out my choices (and argue with them) in this continuing series.
Developer Max Lifshin says that whistle blowers have unfairly classified his Android application Tap Snake as a Trojan and deprived him of income by getting it banned from the Android Market.
Whether it's a tablet, netbook, or cell phone, a battery powered device is useless if the battery runs out. That's why the most important feature of the perfect Android tablet will be a long-lasting battery. Or two.
A former Sun/Oracle employee admits that developers created patents in a contest to see who could get the goofiest patent through the system. Now Oracle is using patents from the same folks as the basis for its lawsuit against Google.
Oracle is suing Google over patent and copyright infringements relating to its Android mobile operating system, including one patent written by the "father of Java", James Gosling.
Google continued its acquisition spree today by snapping up another one of my favorite companies, Instantiations. The Google Web Toolkit will be the primary beneficiary of this influx of talent.
Two different surveys released this week show the Android platform is gobbling up US and worldwide market share from other smartphone operating systems including Apple's iPhone OS and RIM BlackBerry.
Earlier this month, Oracle released a new version of Java, 1.6.0_21 (6u21). Unfortunately as Eclipse users quickly discovered, it was incompatible with Eclipse and Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP) programs.