A Simple Guide For First Time Android Buyers

Have you heard about smart phones, but don’t have one yourself? Have you started looking at Android phones, hoping to find the perfect device? There are many things to think about when it comes to getting a great Android device.

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Carrier

One of the first things you need to look at is whether or not your cell phone carrier has the Android device that you are looking for. Most cell phone providers have a variety of Android based cell phones, and many of them also have Android tablets now, as well. If you don’t currently have a cell phone provider, look at the ones in your area. Weigh the pros and cons of each, and how well they will work for your situation.

Understand the Apps

Everyone has heard about the many different types of Apps that you can get on an Android device. There is everything from games to apps that will help you keep track of your work hours. There are so many apps out there that they are not all available on the Android marketplace. Before getting your new Android device, you may want to look at a beginner’s guide to non-market Android apps. This can help you understand how to get and use some of the apps that you will want.

Ease of Use

In general, most Android devices are extremely easy to use. However, the level of difficulty does change with each device. You may want to read reviews, or see if you can borrow a friend’s phone before you decide to purchase. If you are tech-savvy this most likely won’t be a problem; however, if you are looking for something that is extremely user friendly, make sure you know what you are getting into before you purchase your device.

Know What you Want

There are a variety of Android devices. One of the most important things to know before you purchase is what you want your device to be able to do. You may find that you want a smart phone that will allow you to play games, as well. Or you might find that you don’t really need a phone – instead, an Android tablet would work best. No matter what you are looking for, you will be able to find the right option.

Choosing the right device is important. You need to make sure that you have enough power in your device to do everything you need, and balance that with it being user friendly enough for you to not get overwhelmed with.

4G Networks: Almost There

If you have seen phones such as the HTC EVO 4G, you have no doubt noticed that 3G is the industry standard right now. But just like out houses and black and white TVs with rabbit ear antennas, industry standards in smart phones have been changing rapidly lately. For one thing, this 4G stuff is slowly but certainly beginning to take over our nation. And unlike a terrorist plot or a James Bond villain, this is going to be successful and good for us in the end. Of course, it isn’t exactly moving along at a brisk pace- changes can be very slow, and unless you are a part of a major metropolitan area that has 4G, this is something of a tease for the time being.

The world is changing in a lot of neat ways. Among these ways is our ability to find all kinds of powerful functions online, using nothing but our phones. 3G has exposed us to a lot of Internet functionality, like the ability to send messages in all sorts of ways, and play more games than you could master in a lifetime. But with 4G, we will have even more of what we like. The Internet is getting faster for phone users- no longer do you have to wait five whole seconds for your site to load, like something out of the early 90s! You want it now!

And we can all sit on the edge of our seats, thinking about how great it will be when 4G finally reaches all across the country. For right this second, it’s a little bit of a pipe dream, since most of the country is not yet bathed in the warm and wonderful glow of 4G. For the time being, we must all bide our time with 3G, hoping for our beloved upgrade to come and lift us out of this relatively primitive lifestyle we are still forced to lead right now.