Android 101 : The Basics – What you should know

So you just got your sweet new Android phone and you are a little overwhelmed. If you are coming from Apple or Blackberry, there is a large learning curve. I hope that in this article I can brake down some of the basic things you should know about your powerful phone. I will be doing this whole article on a new Galaxy S 2 (II) running the Samsung TouchWiz launcher (interface). Some things may look different to your phone, but the basics are there. Please comment with any questions you have. Buttons The following button will be found on all Android phones along with a Lock and Volume buttons. Your phone might have some extra buttons or have them in a different order but, these will be your main keys. Back – Will always take you back one step as well as close any on screen keyboard. Menu – Will bring up secondary options for your open page. Home – Will always take you back to your launchers home screen. Long Press Home – Will bring up your multitasking menu. Search – This will bring up your Google search function. It will also bring up in app search fields. Long Press [...]