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Android Essentials

Introductory course to Android phones and tablets.

Instructor information

Android devices are updated based on schedules dictated by device manufacturers and carriers. Google releases new updates, which can take months to be implemented on devices--if ever. We suggest using the latest manual available even though you may encounter some older devices. The newest manual covers the latest changes in Ok Google, Duo, and Google Now, among other recent changes to the Google and Android ecosystem. 

Android Oreo features the Pixel smartphone. Earlier versions feature the Nexus tablet. Manufacturers (HTC, Motorola, LG, etc.) and carriers (Verizon, ATT, etc.) customize their phones and tablets. As instructors, you are likely to run into variations of all kinds in the classroom.

If possible, contact students and remind them to bring a fully charged device and their Google login information. 
Students will need access to a Wi-Fi network.

Marketing and catalog copy

This course will teach you the basic skills of using your Android-based device including initial setup, gestures, organizing apps and Home screens, finding and installing useful apps, and using Maps and the Camera functions. It also covers using Gmail and Google calendar.


Android Essentials: A Guide to Getting the Most Out of Android 10

Published: January, 2020
Translations: English
Recommended: 2-3 sessions
Number of pages: 73

Android Essentials: For tablets and phones with the Oreo operating system

Current version: V2.0
Published: April2018
Translations: English
Recommended course length: 2-3 sessions
Number of pages: 57 pages

Android Lollipop

Current version: V1.0
Published: October 2015
Translations: English
Recommended course length: 2-3 sessions
Number of pages: 36 pages 

Android Jelly Bean

Current version: v1
Published: January 2014
Translations: English
Recommended course length: 2 sessions
Number of pages: 26 pages