Writing about mobile technology gives me the opportunity to think through some pretty fascinating stuff. Here in the world of Android, after all, things never stay still for long -- and there's always some new concept, interface, or idea just waiting to be digested and put into perspective.

My favorite part about this job, though, is finding new ways to make our mobile technology do more and work better. And over the course of the past year, I've come across some super-useful tips, tricks, and tools that have helped me get the most out of my own devices.

In case you missed any of 'em the first go-round or maybe just didn't have the time to try everything out, here are some of my favorite Android tips and tricks from 2016. So pour yourself some cocoa, kick back by the fire, and give yourself the gift of finely tuned technology.

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