If you just got something Android as a gift, you've come to the right place.
There's nothing quite like getting a new phone or tablet as a gift, especially if it's replacing something broken or it's your very first phone or tablet. After the thank you's and hugs have been exchanged, it's time to pull that shiny new gadget out of the box and get to know all of the buttons and sounds that you're probably going to be touching and hearing for the foreseeable future.
With the sheer volume of things running Android nowadays, there's a good chance that new phone or tablet is running Android and isn't quite the same as whatever you were using before. Fortunately for you, this is Android Central and helping you figure out the best ways to get the most out of your new Android-powered thing is pretty much why we exist.
This here is a brief overview to help point you in all the right directions, sort of a hastily assembled roadmap to get you started. We've got detailed guides to get you started, step-by-step tutorials for just about everything, and a massive group of friendly and helpful Android users all ready to answer questions and welcome you to the community. All you have to do is keep scrolling, and we'll handle the rest.
Lets get started!