The first things you should do with that new Android phone


So Santa came through and answered your wish for a new Android phone. We’re a bit partial to Android here, so obviously we think you’ve (or, the guy in the red suit) made a great choice.

Before you get lost in playing all those cool games, there are some housekeeping details to tend to. Carriers and phone makers do funny things, loading your phone up with bloatware or making odd decisions about default apps.

By taking a little bit of time to make a few tweaks, you’ll make sure you’re tapping into all the best features of Android. Thanks to its bevy of apps in the Play Store, you can get most of these cool features even if you’re not running the latest version of Lollipop.

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