Best Interesting Android Facts You Didn’t Know

Best Interesting Android Facts You Didn’t Know
Android is more than necessity these days. While you hire android application developers for your company, you must keep a few things in mind. There are a few unsaid features of Android that are unique in them and have served in making android unique in itself.

In this article, we discuss a few of those facts.

1. Locating And Wiping Your Lost Android

All of us have at some time of time have experienced loss of phones. This may be horrible. For someone in today's generation, it is quite scary as there is so much sensitive information on our devices. Phones are truly the extended version of us. Once you have lost your phone, no need to worry and run around searching for it, Google has a feature of Android Device Manager.

There are few points to make sure about your device once lost:
  • Your phone must be connected to the internet. It may be Wi-Fi or mobile data.
  • You have signed into Google from the same device.

2. Offline Maps

Google Maps has been the ultimate tool for every one of us. Navigating within the city without the phone at this time is not possible.

Google has been successful in navigating around the thickest jungles and narrowest streets of the world. We have all been dependent on Google Maps these days and its absence is sure to leave you disturbed. What if you lose your internet connection? Well, it may be problematic but it is nothing to worry about. Google has found a smart solution to it. You can download the map of a specific area on the device and can use it whenever required.

The steps you need to follow to take map offline are:
  • Open the Maps App on your device.
  • Click on the search bar.
  • Scroll down to the bottom.
  • Click on ‘Download a New offline area’.
  • Choose the specific area you wish to have offline and click download.

3. Quick Customizable Settings

Quick settings is an innovative step taken by Android. The customers have managed to quickly associate with the feature. The ease of access to this feature is quite appreciable.
  • To access ‘System UI Tuner’ on your device follow these steps:
  • Open quick settings.
  • Press and hold the gear in the top right corner. Wait till it starts spinning.
  • Go to settings and scroll down to the system settings.
  • Open System UI Tuner and you receive a notification.

4. Text Selection

Text selection system in Android has a new cool design now. Instead of creating text selection menu, now it appears as floating toolbar over the highlighted text. A number of unique functions other than cut/copy/paste have also been generated. The share button opens to the standard share dialog box. The text can also be translated if Google Translator is installed on your Android.
Best Interesting Android Facts You Didn’t Know

5. Google Now

Google now is the personal assistance that is quite intelligent in itself and one o the most used features of Android. From scores of favorite matches to relevant news stories, restaurant suggestion, an endless list of tasks by Google Now can be prepared. A simple uttering of ‘OK Google’ on your device is enough for Google Now to pop up.

6. Multiple Users

Android had a multi-user system in it that allows you to set up different profiles. The steps to create profile include:
  • Go to Setting on your device.
  • Select Users.
  • You find an option ‘Guest’ where you can set up a new user.

7. Smart Lock

Smart lock is an interesting feature of Android that is meant to minimize your inconvenience
It provides you with various options to lock your device. You can connect it to your trustworthy devices to disable the lock. You can also set up unlocking at a trusted location.

8. Developer Mode

It gives you a number of options which you would not like much to use but is quite cool. They are fun to play around with.
To get developer options, the steps are:

  • Go to settings.
  • Scroll down to About Phone.
  • Search for the Build Number seven times.
  • After you receive pop-up message, you can find the ‘Developer Options ’on your settings in the device.

9. Multi-Window

This feature allows you to prop more than one application together on the same screen at a time.
It is nothing less than Multi-Tasking. There are a few apps that do not support Multi-Window i.e. they do not work on the split window. But most of the apps of recent times are compatible in split screen.

All you need to do is study and learn more about the multi-window and the process to do it so that you can use this salient feature of Android.

Hope this article helps you know about the interesting features of Android.

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Denny Kelly is a Marketing Manager at AIS Technolabs which is Web design and Development Company, helping global businesses to grow. I would love to share thoughts on augmented reality for android application development and Game Design Development etc.
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