Google's "Tips and Tricks" Will Help You Master Android

Android is an incredibly flexible operating system capable of doing amazing things. But one of the drawbacks of a wide variety of capabilities is complexity. Because Android can do so much, understanding how each part works, and how they all relate to each other, can take some time, particularly when coming from different operating systems that work very differently. Fortunately, Google understands this, and they’ve created a web page that will help you master using your Android device in no time.

Titled “Tips and Tricks”, this virtual cheat sheet covers an array of categories of things you can do with your devices. The tabs near the top navigate from one category to the next, with the featured items at the beginning. Other topics include using voice commands, optimizing battery life, changing settings and taking photos. The tips are presented on color-coded cards, and each card has an icon in the bottom right corner of the app that relates to the tip when applicable. The tips are presented in a simple and clear way, with a “Learn More” option that will provide a popup containing step-by-step instructions. So if you want to know how to schedule an alarm with your voice, add widgets to your home screen, or turn on package-tracking notifications, all of this information is just a few clicks away. And finally, there are some links at the top of the page to other Android-related resources, such as information on devices and where to purchase them, a guide for switching to Android from other mobile operating systems, and information relating to Android Pay.

Android is a free and open-source operating system, so any manufacturer is free to install it on their devices at no cost and modify it as they see fit. While this has numerous advantages, it also means that there is a great deal of variety when it comes to the aesthetics and functions of different manufacturer-modified versions of Android. On this note, it is important to keep in mind that a few of these tips may not carry over perfectly to your device; menu options may be in different places, icons may look different, and some options may not even apply. However, these tips should cover the majority of functions on most devices very well, and will likely prove quite useful in providing a starting point for those who are new to Android, while helping more experienced users expand their knowledge even further. To explore the things your Android device can, follow the source link below.

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Sam Nimmo

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I am a technology enthusiast and gamer living in Charlotte, NC. In my spare time, I help people with tech related problems and help them learn how to use their devices. Although I feel comfortable with most devices and operating systems, Android is my specialty. I'm the kind of person that has to have every new gadget as soon as it's released, for better or worse.
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