ADUG (Android Devices User Group)

Android Devices User Group

This user group is for owners (or aspiring owners) of smartphones or tablets. It is mainly for smartphones or tablets run by the Android operating system (see below) but will also cover other operating systems such as Fire for Fire tablets from Amazon. It does not cover iPhones and iPads (see special interest group  iPPIG).

We meet every month on the 4th Thursday, 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm.

Our first meeting is on Thursday, the 27th of February 2020.

Click here to email Bernhard for more information.

Bring your smartphone and/or tablet. We cover the main brands and models of smartphones and tablets and with the best of our knowledge the ones you own or plan to own. There is something for everybody, from the novice to the expert. Each session we talk about

  • devices (smartphones and tablets), brands and models, current and new, and components like cameras, GPS, micro SD,
  • Android, the operating systems, its functions and settings,
  • Apps (programs that make you smartphone or tablet very useful).

 

    What is a Smartphone

A smartphone is a mobile phone that performs many of the functions of a computer, typically having a touchscreen interface, Internet access, and an operating system capable of running downloaded apps. The major Android based brands are Samsung (best know for their Galaxy models), Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi.
 

    What is a Tablet

The tablet is a wireless portable small computer. It works with a touch screen with the keyboard displayed and operated on the screen. A tablet comes in various sizes and is smaller than a laptop. The tablet usually includes Wifi and some have cell coverage.

What is Android?

Android is an operating system like Windows 10. There is a high probability that it is the system that powers your smartphone or tablet. It is primarily designed for mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and less for laptops. Its primary mode of operation is via touch, making it feel very natural to use.  It can be used with ordinary computers but this is less common. It has been further developed for use with smart TVs, cars, watches, cameras etc.  However we only cover its use for smartphones and tablets.
 
Android is developed by Google and based on the Linux operating system. In terms of number of devices on which it is installed it far outsells any other operating system, including Microsoft Windows or Apple. It is used extensively, on phone and tablets.
 

  What are Apps

‘App’ is short for ‘application’ – which is another name for a computer program. Normally, when people talk about apps they are almost always referring to programs that run on mobile devices, such as smartphones or tablets. They are represented by symbols on the device’s screen. Tapping on the symbol activates the app.