Isaac Asimov was way ahead of his time when he conceived the idea of studying through computers and robots in 1956. His short story displays the plight of a robot who is known as Bard, and its only function is to generate fictional stories for children. Now, this theme has been adopted in the present epoch.

With the introduction of computers, smartphones, tablets, and smartboards, pedagogy has been transformed. Today, we can study, play, be virtually present anywhere through XR, do things remotely, and many more through state-of-the-art technology. Here, we would narrow down some android apps that can be accessed through a smart device and increase your knowledge.

Android Apps for Studying

Amazon Kindle
Copyright is a necessary evil, and knowledge liberates from it after 80 years. Project Guttenberg is an online platform that publishes e-books that are available in the public domain. Amazon Kindle does the same with its Android App. Readers can access thousands of books at a click. You can read at night as well as in bright sunlight without affecting your eyes. You may turn a page to get a realistic feel. Annotations and notes can be written alongside for reference. You can also try similar options like Wattpad, Google Play Books, Nook, iBooks, Scribd, and Goodreads.

Coursera was launched by Stanford University professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller. Its goal is to make education accessible online. It offers certificate free and paid courses and degrees in collaboration with many coveted universities like Stanford, Yale and Imperial College London. People looking forward to expanding their skills can enroll in courses like Data Science, Business, Arts and Humanities, Health, Machine Learning, Digital Marketing, etc. You may also explore other apps offering online courses like Udemy, Linkedin Learning, Lynda, etc.

Duolingo for Language
Statista predicted the global language market to grow to $47.5 billion by 2021. The world is becoming smaller, with cultural and linguistic barriers coming down gradually. Duolingo’s approach is teaching language through gamification. The level grows more complex with development. For free, users can test their skills. To learn further, a paid subscription can be accessed for $10 a month. Its marketing team claims that 34 hours learning in-app is equal to six months of learning in traditional t eaching.

Khan Academy
POTUS's Council of Economic Advisors found that $3.9 trillion is spent globally on education, as reported by Forbes. America stands 25th in OECD 34 leading countries in mathematics, although Americans spend over $1.3 billion on education. Against this backdrop, Salman 'Sal' Khan has launched his online academy that offers free education, primarily in Science and Mathematics. The funding comes from philanthropists and donations rather than corporate ventures. The app has over 10000 videos describing key components of the topic on a whiteboard. Other than this, Sal's videos have been translated into many languages like Swahili, Chinese, and Urdu by volunteers.

It is a free app designed for people who want to code and design software applications from scratch. It gives access to learn 12 programming languages like HTML, Python, C#, CSS, PHP and JavaScript. Each language is taught through its separate apps; all of them are designed by SoloLearn. For more advanced learning, a fee of $5 is charged per month. Other apps that can be used are Photomath for solving math problems, Udemy and YouTube.

Google Expeditions: Learn through Virtual Reality
Schools and colleges used to take students on tours and expeditions to imbibe and observe the place for real. Some students could not do it because of the economic crunch. Now, teachers can save time and money by taking students on online virtual tours of places like the Taj Mahal, outer space, deep oceans and mountain tops. Google Arts and Cultural VRs show virtual avatars of paintings by artists like Van Gogh and Da Vinci. Some other apps with these features are Titans of Space, Sites in 3D, Discover VR, Layar, Google Goggles, etc.

Newspaper Apps
Dissemination of factual information in time to allow individuals to make informed decisions is one of the motives of journalism. To keep their torch of truth ignited, leading newspapers have taken their virtual form for ease of access. You can save yourself updated either through apps like The Telegraph, Reuters, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, or apps like News 360 that allow readers to access the gist of all the newspapers.

General Information
For a complete education, books have been accompanied by dictionaries and thesauruses. So, you can also use,, Wikipedia, NASA App, Google Keep for unique insights and building organizational skills.

There is so much knowledge to take; all we need is to find the will to take it.