Getting started with an Android phone, if you are switching from iOS, or if you’ve never owned a smartphone before, can be challenging. The Android platform is user friendly, but it’s long list of features and settings simply take some getting used to. High-quality video tutorials for Android phones can be found on YouTube. Here are the 5 most helpful Android tutorials on the site. The tutorials should be applicable to most Android users, including those with prepaid cell phones.
This tutorial gives entry-level users an introduction to the Android Market — the equivalent of the Apple Store for former iPhone owners. It provides instructions for creating an account, browsing through the market, and installing apps and games.
This tutorial is also aimed at beginning users. It details the basics of the Android contact system, and includes instructions for adding contacts to your phone. It’s created specifically for the Droid, but the instructions are applicable to Android phone.
This tutorial is also created specifically for the Droid, but is applicable to other Android phones as well. It explains the operation of the Android Power Control Widget and provides tips and tricks for maximizing your Android phone’s battery life.
Not happy with the default Android keyboard layout? Try this tutorial, which gives an overview of Android’s default keyboard settings and how to adjust them to your tastes.
This Android video tutorial provides an overview of the Advanced Task Killer app – an important app that works similar to the Windows Task Manager, giving you the option to view and cancel running applications.
This advanced Android tutorial is designed for users who want to root their Android phones. Rooting — also known as applying superuser permissions — gives you greater control of the Android OS and lets you install custom ROMs and remove default carrier applications. Users should take great care when rooting a phone, as it’s possible to permanently brick the phone, rendering it useless.