Tech 10: Hot Open Source Apps For 2013


Jelly Bean

With a Linux-based competitor or not, the Android dev community still has Apple to deal with and continues to innovate at breakneck pace. Team Alien in November posted its sweetest release yet in Android 4.2, with a bouncing new UI, the ability to beam from one device to another, a shiny new NFC stack, gesture typing and lock screen widgets, to name just a few. The newest space man also supports multiple users (keeping the data they each create neatly separated), actionable notifications and screen sharing through Miracast support, the nifty protocol that packages screen refreshes, sound and gestures over Wi-Fi.