Christmas Android

So you just unwrapped our first Android phone, eh? Welcome to the world of smartphones. Whether you're upgrading from a feature phone, or switching to the greatest smartphone platform around, we know things can be a little overwhelming at first. But we're here to help. Welcome, and here are a few links to help get you started!

  • The Android Dictionary: You'll likely want to check back here often. It's a list of commonly used terms in the Android community.
  • Find your phone: There are dozens of Android phones available today. Use our device guide to find news and information specific to yours.
  • Apps, apps and more apps: Now that you have your phone, you're going to need some apps. We review apps on a regular basis, and you can find them here.
  • Tips and tricks: Your phone is full of cool features -- some obvious, some not. We've got a plethora of tips and tricks we've learned over the years.
  • Rooting: What is rooting? Should you root, and how do you do it? We've got your complete guide to rooting your phone.
  • Accessories: Now that you've got your phone, you should check out a case, or a spare battery or headset. And the Android Central Store has everything you could possibly need.
  • Community forums: The best source of Android help and information comes from you folks, the readers. And we've got the best Android Forums around. Don't be afraid to ask questions -- you'll be amazed and how everyone's eager to help

So congrats on your new phone, and welcome to the Android family! We're glad to have you!


Reader comments

Get Android for Christmas? Here's how to get started with your new phone


No, as this is a fragment, the terms preceding this would be "did you". In such a case "get" would be the proper term, not "got", "did you" is implied.

I love it when somebody tries to be a wise ass, and they're wrong LMAO!
As someone already posted, "Get" is correct.
You wouldn't say, "Did you got Android for Christmas?".

I wasn't trying to be a smart ass, it was simply a question. If you feel it was already answered why did you need to answer it again? Using got and get is a rather lazy use of language, and in the form that it was used it should have been got.

HAHA i just unwrapped a HTC EVO 4G.....finally able to give up my BB. its been a year to long man......glad to be here

Here's one great way of copying all of your contacts into your new Android phone!
Launch the Market, and search for Allentium.
You will find a FREE program named Contact Synchronizer. Install it, and it will import up to 10 contacts for free. You can buy it, and then it does unlimited contacts. Or if you only have about 20 total, you can prepare a new import file and get the remaining ones in, all with the free version. The Full Versions is only $2 CDN, and after a few prompts the in-app purchase mechanism unlocks the installed Free version into the Full version. There no re-install needed. pretty cool.

This is good. I got an LG Optimus just before Thanksgiving and I've been running into all sorts of issues, part of which are caused by the learning curve. I hope the other issues will be solved by a future release of Android, better development, and more storage.

I hope you've all had a great Christmas.

kidjolly: You are incorrect. The correct word is get. Funny that you jumped on me for answering again, yet you still think you are right. If you were answering the question, you would say, "I got Android." If you were asking a question, you would ask, "Did you get Android?". Just because the "Did you" is implied, doesn't change the verb. There isn't anything lazy about that. Haven't you heard of "understood you" in the English language? Now, go sit down.

My cousin got an android. I have an iPhone and I don't know whether to stick with it or change to Android. But I got to say I'm pretty comfortable with the iPhone for now. So I'll probably just stick with it.
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