Android Basics Overview Updated May 20, 2019

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If you’re new to Android, Chrome, or anything related to Google, it can sometimes be a little difficult getting yourself familiar with the platforms. That’s why we created Android Basics!

Whether you’re looking for help changing your wallpaper, adding apps to your home screen, removing apps from your home screen, or just want to know how to set an alarm, we’ve got you covered.

All of our Android Basics guides can be found below, in the order they were published.

Android Basics Stories May 20

While unlimited data plans have made a return in recent years, plenty of us are faced with a monthly data cap or throttling. Thankfully, Android has a number of tools that can help you save data every month.

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Android Basics Stories May 6

Google Assistant is an amazing tool that’s becoming more and more prevalent in the home thanks to smart speakers. We tend to forget that it all started on our smartphones, and while it might be awkward to use voice commands on your phone in public, your car is another story. Behind the wheel is the perfect place to use Google Assistant and keep yourself safer in the process.

If your vehicle supports Android Auto, you already have Google Assistant. Otherwise, you can use a new standalone Assistant device, or your smartphone alone can get the job done. Google Assistant has plenty of features to help you to keep your eyes on the road, so let’s take a look at how to get the most out of Google Assistant in your car. expand full story

Android Basics Stories January 2

There are literally hundreds of thousands of apps to choose from the Google Play Store, the issue is that most of these are downright terrible. For that reason, we’ve collated a few core apps that you need to really kickstart your 2019. Some you might already have or heard of and with good reason, many are near the top of the download charts because of just how good they are. But even with that said, there are bound to be some that you may never have even considered. expand full story

Android Basics Stories December 28, 2018

Hopefully, you’re enjoying your brand new Pixel 3, had one for a while or are thinking that you might get one soon, for that reason we’ve compiled a few of our best tips and tricks for any potential Pixel 3 user out there. expand full story

Android Basics Stories December 21, 2018

The Google Home Hub is one of the best Smart Display options on the market, albeit there are very few options. It might not have a camera, however, oddly, makes it one of the best options available especially as you have fewer privacy concerns. expand full story

Android Basics Stories December 17, 2018

Slowly but surely, Google is finally delivering dark mode to Android. Through parts of the system UI as well as select apps, we’re seeing a lot more dark designs from the company. Eventually, a single toggle may flip this on system-wide, and we’re already seeing the stepping stones for that. Here’s how to enable a dark mode on Android everywhere it’s available so far.

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