Jack
Wallen certainly isn’t new to TechRepublic. In fact, he was one of the very
first freelance writers for TechRepublic back in 1999. Jack was hired on as a
full-time TechRepublic employee from 2000 until 2005, and with his knowledge
and passion for open source technology, he helped build what was LinuxRepublic.com.
He returned to his freelance career in 2008, and since then, he’s received
several awards for his writing on TechRepublic and Linux.com.

One
of Jack’s goals, as an avid promoter of open source, was to convert as many
users to Linux and Android as possible. Over the years, Jack has proven to be a
subject matter expert on Android, as well, and an emphasis on Android is
certainly needed on the TechRepublic.

According
to Jason Hiner, TechRepublic’s Global Editor and Chief:

“Android
was running on 80% of all smartphones shipped across the world in 2013, but the
platform has not been as big of a hit with businesses yet. We expect that to
change, and so we’re investing in much broader Android coverage. We’re thrilled
to have one of our most popular writers, Jack Wallen, taking on this beat. Jack
is a veteran open source expert and, in recent years, he has been doing a lot
of coverage of mobile devices, so he is the perfect writer to help us better
serve TechRepublic readers with much broader Android coverage.”

Now,
as the voice of Android for TechRepublic, Jack is turning his focus to the
world’s most powerful and flexible mobile platform to evangelize for one of the
leading online tech publications. We asked Jack about his new role, to which he
replied:

“I
am thrilled to have been chosen to cover one of the fastest growing platforms
on the planet for TechRepublic. Together, we’ll discover how to get things done
with Android!”

Here is some of Jack’s recent Android content on TechRepublic:

Please
take a minute to welcome Jack as TechRepublic’s Android Expert.

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