Okay, you've gotten yourself into quite a pickle – how can you live up to that New Year's resolution to learn [insert goal here] when you're so busy? Well, there's always Udemy, which just launched on Android. This is an online repository of courses that teach everything from statistics to "yoga detox," whatever that is.

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The app is arriving on Android after a successful stint on iOS. The UI isn't a direct port, though. This app has all the right Android design and it's pretty responsive. You simply find the courses you want and subscribe. There are previews of each with a description and outline of the included video lectures and workbooks. Keep in mind that even though some of the content is from universities, Udemy isn't going to get you any official certifications. It's more of a study guide and self-improvement tool.

Udemy is free to download, and there are some free courses, but most of them cost money. That can be a few bucks for the basic programming courses, or a few hundred bucks for high-level business and marketing courses. All the purchases are handled through Google Play in-app purchases. But hey... yoga detox is on sale for $15. You simply cannot pass on that kind of value.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

  • samuel

    The people from Khan Academy should Learn from this

  • Kurama21

    Only GOT 1 question for you at Android Police, HOW DO YOU KNOW about these latest apps being published on Google Play ???? hope you give us a LOGICAL answer!!

    • androidfan123

      I'm not sure why Kurama21 seems to be so angry about your ability to pull recently published apps, but I'm curious too! I would imagine you guys probably scrape some sort of feeds for updates, but which?

      • Kurama21

        why Angry ???!!, Android Police Guys are my favorite, I was just eager to know that, even there are some apps for that, but they're NOT that accurate!

        • androidfan123

          I think your use of punctuation and capital letters made your original question come off as angry.

          • Kurama21

            yeah, but, you should've realized that, those was only for making the Core of the question NOTICABLE ;), AndroidPolice is the website that I open 4-5 times a day, it's simply my source of Android info, I am thankful for the guys working here :)

          • Matthew Fry

            Disqus, the comment system here, has the ability to tag text for emphasis. For example noticeable (remove the spaces)

            source: http://help.disqus.com/customer/portal/articles/466253-what-html-tags-are-allowed-within-comments

    • Faspn

      They are informed (and paid) by the developers, of course.

    • RyanWhitwam

      Well Kurama21, it all starts with our network of spies who camp out on the internet slopes surrounding the fertile Google Play Valley. When they see a new app or game mosey into town, they send up smoke signals with the necessary information. Our brave scouts patrolling the barren news flats spot the smoke signals and release homing pigeons that carry the news with them to Artem's house. He then eats the bird and reads the message, relaying the name and URL of the new app to us.

      And that's how we know about apps.

      • Kurama21

        wow RyanWhitwam, Smart pigeons as expected! Thanks for the fantastic reply buddy ;)

  • erickdeoliveiraleal

    uTorrent logo. pff

  • fed

    EDX is totally free and completely awesome. I'm doing an Intro to computer science from Harvard and it's really cool. Did I mention it's FREE?

    • Jonathan Seymour

      They should bring out an android app. That would be great.

  • Paul Tobeck

    This is one of the last apps I still missed from my iOS days and my long gone iPad. Udemy is great, and the courses are generally reasonable. Hmm, now if I could just someone to goose Google into releasing the new Nexus 10...

  • Alan Farr

    I'm using the Udemy App on a Samsung Fame phone. Course videos work best when downloaded. But where are they? Can I back them up externally (merely for security reasons)? Can I download them directly onto the External 32Gb SD Card I've inserted? Can I see the files? Much seems to be kept out of sight on the phone and navigating the folder system is really no joke.