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  1. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I'm afraid I haven't gotten around to adding the Marshmallow bits to the guide--sorry! To be honest, there aren't a whole lot of huge differences in Marshmallow when it comes to navigating around (and different phone manufacturers always change menus around as well--my guides are based on Nexus devices, and Samsung phones have a significantly different menu). If you read through this guide, much of it will still apply to Marshmallow.
    05-17-2016 10:10 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Is there an updated one of these for marshmallow ? I'm a Windows Phone user thinking of making the switch in the next few weeks (Samsung S7 Edge) so would be good to read up on some of the basic navigation/descriptions before I make the jump so I'm not totally clueless when I turn it on
    Welcome to Android Central! Sorry, I've been dragging my feet a bit about updating this for Marshmallow, because it gets trickier and trickier to modify this existing thread. I'll probably work on it in the next couple of months. I was also waiting for Marshmallow to start appearing on more devices (which finally seems to be happening).
    Maren86 likes this.
    08-06-2016 12:54 AM
  3. rustymarange53's Avatar
    I need to know what all apps I need and how to root my phone I have a ZTE prestige
    09-16-2016 07:08 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! This isn't really the best thread to ask your question. Please see the response in your other thread: http://forums.androidcentral.com/oth...ml#post5423012
    09-16-2016 07:17 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    The guide has been updated for Nougat! Man, this is the only reason why I wish Google would slow down introduction of new Android versions -- it takes a while to update this thing!
    Srdoug likes this.
    11-19-2016 02:02 AM
  6. 11B1P's Avatar
    I'm glad it's here. I've been using Windows Phone since the WP7 HTC Trophy. With MS' immediate future on enterprise, the black Friday deal at Vzw and the Gear S3, I'm switching to a GS7. I've been studying this guide and spending my time over here vs Windows Central.
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    11-19-2016 03:49 AM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Glad to hear it!
    11-19-2016 02:20 PM
  8. 11B1P's Avatar
    How about updating it to remove all of the old info? Kinda streamline the articles a bit. Take me for example. I'm switching to a GS7 this weekend. It will be my first time on the Android OS. I need the most current info on the ways to do stuff in Android. Are there people that are going to switch to Android, going to get a device that is old enough, that the original info will pertain to them? The people that may be using an older device that the info pertains to, is already familiar with the OS and possibly wouldn't benefit from the old info.

    Thoughts?
    B. Diddy likes this.
    11-22-2016 01:46 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Thanks for the input! In the most recent revision, I did start removing some of the really old stuff. But since there are still quite a few devices out there running older versions like KitKat, I still wanted to make sure this guide covered as much ground as possible for the majority of users. You ask for the most current way, but that would imply Nougat, which still only has about 0.3% penetration so far. The next time I revise this (probably some time next year), I will most likely remove more of the older stuff.
    11-22-2016 05:51 PM
  10. 11B1P's Avatar
    Thanks for the input! In the most recent revision, I did start removing some of the really old stuff. But since there are still quite a few devices out there running older versions like KitKat, I still wanted to make sure this guide covered as much ground as possible for the majority of users. You ask for the most current way, but that would imply Nougat, which still only has about 0.3% penetration so far. The next time I revise this (probably some time next year), I will most likely remove more of the older stuff.
    Cool. I'm still an Android-virgin!
    B. Diddy likes this.
    11-22-2016 06:09 PM
  11. nancycasas8311's Avatar
    Thanks! This is useful to me. I just bought my first Android phone.
    B. Diddy and 11B1P like this.
    11-22-2016 10:20 PM
  12. 11B1P's Avatar
    Thanks! This is useful to me. I just bought my first Android phone.
    What'd you have prior?
    11-22-2016 10:45 PM
  13. TXBBguy's Avatar
    You lost me right here: "So you've gotten your happy shiny new Android device and just finished setting it up with your Google account. "

    I don't have a Google account, and the only time I use Google is their maps and photo search.

    I've been using BlackBerry only since 2004, and have zero experience with Android. I just ordered a KeyOne.
    Gloria Dennis likes this.
    11-11-2017 10:24 AM
  14. chanchan05's Avatar
    You lost me right here: "So you've gotten your happy shiny new Android device and just finished setting it up with your Google account. "

    I don't have a Google account, and the only time I use Google is their maps and photo search.

    I've been using BlackBerry only since 2004, and have zero experience with Android. I just ordered a KeyOne.
    You'd need a Google Account to access the Play Store, otherwise your sources for apps are either Amazon, APK mirror, or some other shady source that may or may not have malware.

    If you already have an Amazon account that's fine. I just don't like how sometimes devs abandon their apps on Amazon but Google Play Store still goes. I find going apk mirror a hassle since everytime an app has an update, you have to manually download and install.

    Otherwise, you can have an Android phone running without a Google account. You can also make a dummy Google account and deny it permissions to access your data and just use it for the Play Store too.
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    11-11-2017 10:30 AM
  15. Maren86's Avatar
    J3 Emerge here. Need some boosting power. Where's the update?

    Looking for updates for android 6.0
    04-21-2018 05:19 PM
  16. onlybuggin's Avatar
    Well, I'm absolutely new to Android. Jumped in with a ZenFone V (Verizon) coming from the EOL but great BB z30. I've had the phone about 2 weeks now and am struggling to get a good and fluid routine when attempting to text or email. With BB I just went into the messaging app or contacts, typed in the name of the contact and selected what I wanted to do text or email and off the message went. I could do both from the messaging app. It seems I can't do that with the Android messaging app. I can go into the email app for emails and the messaging app for texts but there is no true unified inbox. Please help or guide me accordingly.

    Question 2. As I have added accounts individually to several of the apps on the phone, I noticed that I can also add those accounts under the settings tab. What is the difference in setting them up under settings. I have a couple of email accounts set up there but that did not roll over to the other email apps on the phone including the native ones. With all of my BB's I merely added the accounts from the HUB and they were linked wherever they needed to be.

    Now I realize that this will be a large period of adjustment for me and I know that the Android user experience IS NOT the BB user experience but I need some help getting my head around the organization of the phone and its OS so that I can get it set up how I need it and use it best. Thanks for the help.
    04-21-2018 11:12 PM
  17. B. Diddy's Avatar
    J3 Emerge here. Need some boosting power. Where's the update?

    Looking for updates for android 6.0
    Welcome to Android Central! Sorry, this isn't the right place to post that question, since this thread is for my general Getting Started guide. I suggest you post your question in the General Help forum or the Samsung Galaxy J Series forum:

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/general-help-how/
    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sa...laxy-j-series/
    04-22-2018 01:23 AM
  18. B. Diddy's Avatar
    With BB I just went into the messaging app or contacts, typed in the name of the contact and selected what I wanted to do text or email and off the message went. I could do both from the messaging app. It seems I can't do that with the Android messaging app. I can go into the email app for emails and the messaging app for texts but there is no true unified inbox. Please help or guide me accordingly.
    Welcome to Android Central! I'm not aware of a good hub-type app for Android. The closest I can think of would be selecting the contact in your Contacts app, then selecting how you want to contact the person -- texting, email, call, etc. Then it'll open that specific app with the recipient filled in already, and you can proceed with your message.

    As I have added accounts individually to several of the apps on the phone, I noticed that I can also add those accounts under the settings tab. What is the difference in setting them up under settings.
    They're the same thing -- so if you remove that account from Settings>Accounts, the app which the account was associated with will no longer sync your data. You'd have to log back in, in which case the account would show up again in Settings>Accounts.
    04-22-2018 01:29 AM
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