But there are still a few things missing. I can’t edit/update my profile directly through the app, and though I can see my inbox of messages, I can’t view the ones I’ve sent or archived. It runs a little sluggishly on older devices (there have been a few complaints about this in the Android Market reviews, but take those with as large a pinch of salt as you wish), and the app is unable to be moved to your SD card, a feature many people like to use (though this issue may be unique to my device and version of Android).
However, all is not lost, because the folks at LinkedIn were smart enough to revamp their mobile site to take advantage of the all the fun wizardry that is HTML5. Accessible at touch.linkedin.com on your Android (or iPhone) browser, LinkedIn is encouraging its users to try the new site out and offer feedback. I excitedly navigated to the new URL expecting a full-on LinkedIn experience but was a tad disappointed in what I found. It’s pretty much identical in appearance to the app, offering the same exact features and similar limitations as we’ve outlined above.
So, LinkedIn have definitely taken a step in the right direction with its new Android app. While it’s most certainly a useful one to keep in your pocket, you’re still going to need to pull up the site on your laptop or desktop computer (or simply browse the non-mobile version on your phone/tablet) to really tweak everything in your profile, or to access the deep functionality that the LinkedIn website offers.