Millions of Americans are making the switch from a basic cell phone to an Android-based smartphone with internet and applications connectivity. After all the excitement in the store has passed, many people find themselves slightly overwhelmed by their new electronic device.
It absolutely is not that bad.
A smartphone is powerful cell phone, computer and toy. The basics of how to use the new device phone probably were explained in the store (if not, go back there immediately and make them explain it). The more advanced features of the device likely will be discovered mainly by trial-and-error.
Quickly explore the Market icon under the “Applications” tab. There are literally hundreds of thousands of applications-many of them free-to choose from. There are games, useful tools, and thousands of other applications too. Search hobbies, personal interests and just thumb through the various choices to pick the ones that grab interest. They can always be deleted later.
Take a look at Advanced Task Killer. This is an excellent free application that helps to extend your battery life by killing (ending) applications that are no longer in use. Applications such as GPS navigation, browser searches, voice command applications and many more continue to run after the user has moved to another screen or placed the phone down. These applications drain the battery life and require more frequent periods to charge the device. Advanced Task Killer helps to eliminate applications that are no longer a necessary draw on the battery power.
Personalizing Facebook settings is another task to undertake right away. Most Android devices offer a Facebook application as well. It is easy to personalize and use. Photos can be uploaded directly from the device to your Facebook account.
So, have no fear. Find a comfortable chair and something cold to drink. Plug your phone in to the wall charger and start playing. In no time, you too will be a smartphone pro. Have fun!