Android 101 Program

Whether you have never touched an Android device before or you're a veteran and are curious about a particular topic. The Android 101 program can help you to learn the mobile operating system from the ground up. It can also help you dive deep into the more complex aspects of the platform as well.

By default, this section shows the latest posts first. This means the first articles you see on this page are the more complex ones. If you are a complete beginner (or simply want to brush up on your skills), then click the link below to change the order and show the first Android 101 guides first.

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Cache Partition Explained

What is the Cache Partition? And How Does it Work?

A well-known troubleshooting suggestion within the Android community is to wipe the device’s cache partition. This is recommended to fix all sorts of random issues that people experience (especially after an OTA update). However, not many people know what the cache partition is, how it works, or that it isn’t even used in newer versions of Android. If …

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What is a Custom Launcher

What is a Custom Launcher?

Android is unique to almost every other mobile operating system in how much of it is customizable by the user. One way the user can change up the software is by customizing the Home Screen. Most stock Home Screen apps don’t have very many customization options though and that is exactly where the Custom Launcher comes into play. …

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Deep Press Explained

What is Deep Press?

There are a number of ways to interact with UI elements on an Android device. The most common ones are tapping, swiping and long pressing but some smartphones have more. Apple made this feature popular on iOS and called it Force Touch (or 3D Touch) but Deep Press is the official name of the feature on Android. Apple …

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OnePlus 7 Root

What is Magisk?

There are a number of consumer products on the market that have computers in them. They run an operating system but it’s set up in a way that limits what the user can do. Bypassing these limits is commonly referred to as “gaining root access,” and one of the most popular methods for Android right now is Magisk. …

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What is Google Stadia Explained

What is Google Stadia?

We’ve seen many rumors about Google wanting to get into the video game market. Outside of the company, no one knew what their plan was. This week though, the company has officially announced its vision for the future of video games. The company is calling it Stadia and it is based on streaming games from the cloud. This …

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What is AOSP

What is AOSP?

You may have come across the letters AOSP as you have read through Android news articles, browsing XDA’s custom ROM threads, or are just doing research into the mobile operating system known as Android. The term AOSP can mean something different to certain people but in this article I will be explaining exactly what is AOSP. An acronym. …

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