For Android aficionados
Android is an open source operating system, developed by Google, and used by a range of devices such as smartphones and tablets. Android devices usually come with a range of built-in programs (called applications, or apps) such as a web browser, email client, calendar and maps. In addition, you can download a huge variety of apps to your device from the Android Market - now called Google Play.
Files such as documents, spreadsheets and images can be transferred to and from the device. Smartphones and tablets are very portable, so you can have access to your email, calendar and important documents without carrying a laptop around.
We strongly suggest you use a personal Google/Gmail account to set up your smartphone or tablet. Please do not use your University of Waikato (staff or student) Gmail account to set up a personal Android device. Not all Google services are available on your University of Waikato account. You can add your University account later.
For more information, go to the University's Go Mobile website.
Please contact the WMS Helpdesk for assistance with the basic set-up of your device. The set-up will include:
- adding your University of Waikato email, calendar and contacts
- ensuring you have wireless access
- checking that the correct time and date are set
The following notes are available as PDF files: