Google this week released the first public beta of Android 11. The build is available to developers and everyday Android fans alike and works on most Pixel phones. Together with a new version of Android Studio and a raft of fresh APIs, developers can take advantage of the latest features.
Have you noticed the many tools to share your location? There's FourSquare and Gowalla, both about a year old. Then there are old-timers like Brightkite. And now, there's one that works with all three (and a couple more).
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has announced a new acquisition. The team behind Instagram will now be part of Facebook. The most compelling piece of Zuckerberg's post declares that Instagram will remain an independent product, which is good news for the Instagram API.