Best tip for People New to Android

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When in doubt, either press the menu button on your phone, or longpress an item on your screen. A lot of questions can be eliminated/answered by doing one of these two things. I tell all of my friends who have been getting droids the same thing.

Again, when in doubt, Longpress or Menu button. Seems simple, but its true
 
The best tip for people new to Android is Uninstall Task Killers
 
Or don't install them in the first place ;)
 
best tip is to immediately root your phone!








just kidding, dont do that.
 
The best tip is drive it like you own it if you dig thru forums for an answer all you are gonna get is an opinion. only the owner of the phone is gonna find what works best on their phone. as far as un-install or not installing of task managers that has been brought up in many different post. Yet again another opinion yes supposedly the android os cleans memory i have yet to see my phone not lag w/o task killers i have yet to see my memory above 33 mb w/o task killers.
 
We were told by the sales rep. to install Task Killer right off the bat. Why is it best to get rid of it?
 
Android has a very efficient task managment process built into the system, any third party application that claims to do the same just causes conflict with the native processes of the O/S resulting in poor system performance and lowered battery life


We don't know why sales reps say this, but even Google recommends against it
 
and free memory on Android is useless as the OS will continually load applications into free memory to fill it. That is the way it is designed. If an app needs more memory the OS is aware of what is not being accessed/used and will unload it.

I love how people brag about how much free memory they have on their phone when Android wants as little free memory to be available as possible by it's function/design.

I keep saying...this ain't Blackberry OS and this ain't Windows Mobile. Quit treating it like it is.
 
Best advice is to read through the forum. Any questions you have
go to the top of the page and click search.
Or you can open another tab in your brower and type the letter G
then your question. :)
 
Best advice is to read through the forum. Any questions you have
go to the top of the page and click search.
Or you can open another tab in your brower and type the letter G
then your question. :)
I agree. In any new member intro I mention giong through the forum. I did that before I bought my Droid (helped me decide).

Also there are some posts, like Screenshots of peoples Droid desktops? which are great to go through. Helped me learn what a Widget was. Also gave me ideas for my phone.
 
Sorry,i was meaning reboot every now and then. Seems to help when my phone is laggy.
Also, stick with 4 or 5 star apps. Less chance of problems.
 
Let your phone die every now and then.

That's actually not recommended with these batteries...

While you're right, it did solve the battery usage after going to Froyo. Just do it once, though.

Best advice is to read through the forum.

+1. I was going to suggest joining a forum as it's a great fount of information. And while we're on that subject.....READ. See what people are saying about an app or ROM or phone.
 
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