Hello and Welcome to the forums!
Iím just putting this together to help out all that are new to the Android OS. Its hard coming from a non-android phone and trying to just jump right in. So here are a few (well, a lot) of links to get reading on to help you become familiar with the operating system.
Will add more so check back!! You can skim through and find which article(s) suit you.
NOTE: just because I post it, it does not mean i agree with it. One example is the use of task killers: some people use them, others (including me) do not. its up to you what you ultimately choose to run on your phone. Iím just posting these to help ease into the new OS and get some helpful tips to create a setup that works for you. Your mileage may vary and, as always, every (An)Droid is different!
Props to FBM for additional help with this thread
(this is a repost of my DX write-up, with more generalized links used)
A few good starter threads for those just beginning with android phones
Apps in Background
About Your Battery
The best way to make the most out of your new operating system is learning how to use it
How to be an Android Power User
With a smart phone, you need to watch your battery
Extend the Life of Your Battery
Helping set up your home screens to make you more efficient
Android Home Screen Organization
Coming from an iPhone? Check out this
Switching from iOS to Android
Choosing a Launcher to replace your stock home screen
Home Replacement Apps Thread
Starting To Use A H/R
Donít like the stock keyboard?
Make the most out of Google Maps
For some new apps to get you started, check out this..
And a few apps to save u a few bucks
Improve your cameras abilities
Best Camera Apps
Connect your PC to your Android Phone
PC to Phone Tips
Battery Charging and You
Why the Numbers Lie
Speed Up Your Android Device
Have an Outlook account you want to Sync?
Maybe peruse other peoples setup they already have and find something you like?
Screenshots of Droid Homescreens
Now that we have multitasking (assuming your other phone didnít (Android FTW)), you need to know a little about it
Android OS memory management and Task Killers
Wanna learn more about root? check out theses links
NOTE:Only YOU are responsible for what happens to your device
What Root Means
A Dummies Guide to Android Terminology
How To Tether
any others you see fit to be on this list please let me know (and if any of the links are down, please donít post here, just PM me)