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How to Learn New Skills Through Android (And Which Skills to Learn)

Posted In Android, Technology Reviews - By Nancy Baker on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 With No Comments »

Learning new skills is a great way to expand your knowledge base, to add more colour to life and generally to improve yourself. Learn a new language and you can find yourself better able to communicate on holiday, more impressive when meeting new people, and thinking in whole new ways thanks to a new and improved understanding of grammar.

Adopting new skills, hobbies and interests can also help you to add more colour and spice to life. Learn to taste better and you’ll find yourself enjoying food more and wine more while also cooking better meals. Some people even describe learning to cook as taking yourself from low-res to high-definition appreciation of the world as you become more in-tune with your senses and better able to appreciate mild tastes.

That's where your Android device comes in. And it can change everything…

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Learning to draw will give you a new hobby to pursue in the evenings instead of just planting yourself in front of the TV…

You get the picture…

So what’s the problem? Why don’t most people have lots of different skills and hobbies? Well, really it’s down to the fact that they don’t have the time and don’t have the energy. They’d rather sit watching TV all day because they don’t know how to learn a new language and can’t be bothered anyway.

That’s where your Android device comes in. And it can change everything

Why Androids Are the Perfect Learning Tool

So why is your Android device the ideal learning tool? Well, let’s look at it this way: through your mobile phone or tablet, you will have access to almost every book ever written, thousands of podcasts and blogs and a whole load of videos on YouTube. Better yet though, you’ll have access to all those things right in your pocket and alwayso on you. They will boot in seconds and you’ll have no difficulty finding or downloading them thanks to the countless stores that help connect you with the media you’re looking for.

So you can read, listen and watch anywhere, and there are also a ton of interactive tools to make life even easier. Writing a program to ensure you are putting in enough time, and to ensure it fits around your busy schedule can help – but even this can be accomplished more easily with the help of reminders, calendars and more all on your phones and tablets.


As an example then, let’s say you decide you want to learn German. If you have a commute on the train or bus to work like millions of people do, then this will provide the perfect time to read books on learning German, or to use interactive apps.

Likewise you can use podcasts to learn, and this way you could learn engineering or calculus while doing a range of other things – washing up for instance, or walking to the shops. Stick in a Bluetooth headset and your hands will be free for you to learn while doing other things – you could even be working out while learning about which wines to keep in your wine racks.

With video meanwhile you can learn in a more visual manner while doing other things – why not watch a video on mechanics while chopping onions?

What to Learn

Now you know how you can use your mobile phone or tablet to learn more easily and quickly, the remaining question is what to learn with them? There are countless options here, but the best things to learn are those that you can learn passively or ‘hands-free’ to begin with, and that will genuinely enrich your life. This could include:

  • Wine tasting
  • Psychology
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Fitness
  • Foreign Languages
  • Cooking
  • Calculus
  • Programming
  • Business
  • Dating
  • Confidence
  • Fashion

And that’s just the start! Now imagine if you learned all these things while continuing your normal routine and then put them all into practice… you’d be unstoppable!

Author Bio:

Today’s featured writer, Nancy Baker, is a freelance blogger, who often writes for RoseHill Wine Cellars, leading sellers of wine cellar cooling units. She likes to practice yoga to stay healthy and fit. You can also follow her on Twitter @Nancy Baker.

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About - Nancy Baker, is a freelance blogger. She has a very dynamic personality and she loves to try new things. You can also follow her on Twitter: