The Android tablet gift guide

The Android tablet gift guide

With the festive season in full swing, this year, as in recent years, one of the most popular gifts will be the tablet. If you are considering giving a tablet as a present this season, and more specifically an Android tablet, you will quickly find that the selection is overwhelming.

New security features in Android 5.0

New security features in Android 5.0

With the impending release of the new Nexus and other tablets, all of which will be running the latest version of Android, there is a good chance many businesses will be integrating these tablets. As with any new version of a mobile operating system, there are new security features introduced.

Hangouts updated look and new feature

Hangouts updated look and new feature

For most new Android tablets, or those running Android 4.4 and newer at least, one of the stock apps included with all devices is Google Hangouts. This chat app is available across all Android devices and various Google apps like Gmail. It enables users to chat on a number of devices, and has recently been updated with not only a new look, but calling features.

Looking at Google Work for Android

Looking at Google Work for Android

Google’s mobile operating system Android has become one of the most popular systems installed on phones. While the system is feature heavy, many businesses are wary about the overall openness of the system. Earlier this year, Google announced the next version of Android – Android L – which will have a number of business-specific features called Android Work.

8 Great Android dos and don’ts

8 Great Android dos and don’ts

Android devices, especially tablets, are gaining traction in many businesses, especially those with staff who are mobile or away from the office. While these devices are seeing increased adoption, they are still new and many business owners and managers are still at a loss as to how to use them for work.

Android L – New version of Android

Android L – New version of Android

Each year, usually in late May or June, Google holds I/O, their annual developers’ conference. At this conference, Google highlights what they are working on and what you can expect from the tech giant in the coming months. This year’s I/O was held on June 25 and 26, and at the keynote the company talked at great length about their upcoming version of Android.

Android app permissions 101

Android app permissions 101

Over the past few years, the rise of Android work apps has led to an evident increase in the number of Android tablet users. But when you’re eagerly installing apps like Evernote or Skype, how much time are you likely to spend reading through the required permissions before you accept them? Probably not enough.

Android tip: Track data use

Android tip: Track data use

Many of the best Android tablets and phablets these days have a wide variety of functions for optimal mobile productivity. In order to be mobile and productive, most users prefer it if they can connect via mobile data networks. The problem with connecting to these networks is that they often limit the amount of data you can use which means you can quickly exceed your limit, facing steep bills.

New productivity apps from Google

New productivity apps from Google

Android tablets are proving to be valuable tools for business, with an ever increasing number of users. Many of these productive Android users also utilize Google Apps such a Docs and Sheets, which can be found in Drive. In an effort to make these apps even more useful, Google has introduced standalone versions of the popular Drive apps.