There is a lovely method on the android.text.Html class, fromHtml(), that converts HTML into a Spannable for use with a TextView. However, the documentation does not stipulate what HTML tags are supported, which makes this method a bit hit-or-miss. More importantly, it means that you cannot rely on what it will support from release to release. I have filed an issue requesting that Google formally document what it intends to support. The CommonsBlog — HTML Tags Supported By TextView
Mobile app development for smartphones is hot. This is no more prevalent than in the Android space where the activity level oftentimes is frenzied. However, when it comes to building a “real” Android app, it seems there's only one programming choice: Java (although it is possible with a lot more work to use C/C++ with Android's Native Development Kit). Python for Android
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