So you have just unwrapped a new Android tablet. There are a lot of incredible things you can do with your new Android tablet that you probably do not know. From custom ROMs to awesome launchers, LED notifications, icon packs and tweaks and gesture controls, there’s a lot to keep you happy. Here are 4 things you should do with your brand new Android tablet.

Optimize the battery life

The Android tablet battery life is enhanced by a number of factors, some of which are out of your control – OS optimizations, battery size, and so on. However, there are a few settings that can be controlled to optimize your battery life.

Adjust the screen brightness to optimize the battery life. Keep it dim but no so much that you can’t see your device’s screen. In a dark room, you can turn the brightness to minimum. You will still get enough light to use your handset effectively.

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Deactivate some unused services such as Wi-Fi depending on your needs during that time. Other services like NFC, location access, cellular and Bluetooth should also be deactivated when not in use.

Install a streaming app

Tablets are somehow made for playing videos. Actually, they are made to perform a lot of things, but all-in-all they play videos pretty well. The good thing about videos streaming is that you can easily watch a lot of TV shows and movies without using your storage space.

Hulu and Netflix are the first choices, but there are also apps for specifics channels such as CW, CBS, and the ABC. Amazon Prime members need to buy either an iPad to stream the Amazon’s video library or a Kindle Fire tablet.

Download apps

Another obvious thing to do with a new tablet is to download some of those popular applications. Besides a streaming app, there are also other applications such as Netflix, Twitter, Facebook, and so on. For an extensive list of applications for new tablet users click on the links below.

Best Android apps for the week

Top Android apps for photography

Best Android apps for note taking

Best Android apps for finding your lost phone

Download games

At times, more so when you are bored, it is recommended you have fun. Thanks to Google Play Store as it is full of Android games from every genre. It isn’t hard to find any popular game with an Android tablets. Here is are more specific application lists for an incredible gaming experience:

Best HD games for Android

Top 6 Android TV games apps

5 of the best Android games

Secure your Android tablet

First, it is worth noting that it is a bit less likely to acquire malware and viruses on your tablet than on your smartphone, however, if you are the cautious type, it cannot hurt to add a little protection. The AVG Antivirus is worth giving a shot. This app has a manual scanner and makes use of the real-time protection when visiting sites that are suspicious. Some tablets come with a useful anti-theft feature that locates the device on Google Maps if it is ever stolen or lost.

Source: Android Central  


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