New To Android?!? Check This Out!

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    Hello [​IMG] and Welcome to the forums!


    I’m 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. I’m 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

    Task Killers

    About Your Battery

    Getting Started


    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
    Different Options

    Home Replacement Apps Thread

    Starting To Use A H/R


    Don’t like the stock keyboard?
    Keyboard Replacements


    Make the most out of Google Maps
    Here

    Car Apps


    For some new apps to get you started, check out this..
    Apps 1,

    Apps 2

    A
    pps 3
    Apps 4

    Productivity Apps


    And a few apps to save u a few bucks
    More Apps


    Improve your cameras abilities
    Camera Tips

    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
    Tips Here


    Have an Outlook account you want to Sync?
    Syncdroid


    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 didn’t (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

    Using RSDLite

    How To Tether


    any others you see fit to be on this list please let me know [​IMG] (and if any of the links are down, please don’t post here, just PM me)
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    Great Write up Abe, NooBs like me definitely subscribe to this thread and reference it often. Ty once again for your time and help.
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    glad you can make use of it :)
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    Awesome, I rooted about a month ago and have learned a lot, but I wish this would have been up when I first started...great write up, and I know I will learn even more with the links provided :)

    Sent from where the mountains meet the desert
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    Thanks a lot..this helped me a lot with my battery saver. :)
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    Very good information; this should be a sticky.
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    would Droid X guides be pretty much the same for the Droid 2??
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    Yup pretty much

    Sent from my DROIDX
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    agree; agree
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    So beautiful sharing!Thank you very much.
    Best wishes!Your article is very good!
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    Hello guys, I am new to the droid forums. My name is Henry Davies. Hope we will have great discussions in future. Have a nice day.
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    Awesome write up, ABE!

    Mike
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    Change from Blackberry Storm 2 to Droid X

    I am not a Droid owner yet. I'm here to get answers to a couple of questions to help me decide whether to go with this system. Can someone give me information on the use of the Droid X to access the internet and view the web pages on a tablet? If so which tablets are recommended for this purpose? What else will I gain by changing from the Blackberry Storm 2 to the Droid x and what will I loose?
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    Thanks for this Sticky. Some of it, I have figured out on my own and this just verified what I knew, alot of it was all new to me and very helpful. It answered alot of questions.
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