As you’ll notice from our website and RSS feed, Android articles are appearing on LinuxLinks. We’ve been contacted by some visitors expressing concern about this move. We’ve reproduced one visitor’s feedback at the end of this article.
We are very appreciative of all the positive comments we have received about the reviews and articles we publish. With regard to the inclusion of Android articles, we make the following observations.
LinuxLinks carried articles about Android software for many years. These articles were removed from the site when we transitioned over to a new content management system. This was because they were largely out-of-date. At the time, we wanted to focus our finite resources on producing more high quality Linux content. It was always our intention to restart our Android coverage, albeit with a defined focus.
Android is very relevant to the site’s remit given that it’s based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software.
For a balanced site, it makes sense to produce content that interests Linux users in general. For example, some of our readers are developers or budding developers. It’s for this reason that we curate articles about the best free books and free tutorials to help them master new languages. We also write our own tutorials. For example, we published introductions into data science using Python and R. We also review Java-based software.
Rest assured, LinuxLinks’ focus continues to be Linux software and hardware. The Android articles are additional content mainly produced by contributors. The remit of the Android articles is confined to the following areas:
- Recommended free Android apps with a narrow eligibility criteria.
- Reviews of Android apps that are not available to download for free which would appeal to Linux users.
We acknowledge that many Android articles are appearing on the site in the past few weeks. This is because we want to kickstart the series. Over time, we anticipate that only one or two Android articles will be published each week. We will not reduce the amount of Linux coverage on the site. Instead, it’s our intention to increase our high quality Linux content.
We trust this clarifies the position. If you’d like to help, please consider making a donation.
First I want to say linuxlinks is a great site with very useful Linux info!
On the other hand, with all due respect, I also want to say this -move- to start talking about android apps is not fine to me…
There are already tons of “tech” sites out there doing it for ages and very some much more specialized and with in depth analysis than yours (no offence intended). Please think about it for a second: Are you going to start filling the RSS feed with a bunch of simplistic Android recommendations? (Whatsapp… is there anyone needing a recommendation to decide “to grab it”?)
Really, Please stop this and stick to your matter of expertise: Linux which is a vast world and the identity of this website.
Anyway, this is only my opinion. Thanks for your consideration and thank you again for this great website.