So, here were are in Christmas’ wake and whether you’re cleaning up wrapping paper or empty beer bottles, hopefully you found yourself with a shiny new Android device under your tree. Doesn’t matter if you’re new to Android or a long time veteran, the best way to get acquainted with your Android device is in our very own Android Forums. There, you can trouble shoot issues, or simply help your fellow man by sharing a helpful protip with an army of Android members.
With so many devices to choose from, we’ve composed a list of some of the brightest Android has to offer, along with their respective forums and at the end — we have a quick (unofficial) poll, simply to gauge the device most of you ended up with this Xmas.
With availability on just about every carrier in the known world, there’s no doubt in my mind the Galaxy S3 was a hot ticket item this holiday season. In our Galaxy S3 forums, we have every version of the device covered, with users talking about everything from battery life concerns, reception problems, even the latest Sprint Galaxy S3 commercial that had ’em rolling. Of course if you’re looking to root, we’ve got forums for that too. Just be careful out there.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2
When the two-handed Galaxy Note 2 launched across the globe, it challenged many our perceptions on the size a smartphone could reach before it was considered a tablet. For many, the 5.5-inch display on the Galaxy Note 2 was just what they were looking for. In our Note 2 forums you can find helpful tips and FAQ’s and with all the features jam packed into the device thanks to TouchWiz, you’re gonna need all the help you can get.
Easily the most luxurious, most premium, highest-end devices on the market, the HTC Droid DNA represents the creme de la creme of smartphones. With a blistering fast quad-core Qualcomm S4 processor and beautiful 5-inch 1080p full HD display — it just doesn’t get any better than this, folks. The fact that the phone is available on the largest network in the US means (hopefully), some of you were lucky enough to receive this (either for yourself, or a loved one) for Christmas. If you did, you can find a forum chalk full of new users like yourself, talking about their impressions of the device, comparisons with other devices, and even a few tips.
HTC One X+
Still one of the sexiest devices Android has to offer, the souped up One X+ ended up in a few new pockets this holiday and with good reason. The device features one of the best smartphone cameras on the market that’s to HTC’s ImageSense software. Add to that a super charged 1.7GHz Tegra 3 processor and PlayStation certification, and you have the makings of a device perfect for on-the-go gaming. For those of you that received the previous gen HTC One X on AT&T, that device is plenty of great
Essentially a tricked out version of the HTC One X, the HTC EVO 4G LTE is Sprint’s version with a few added extras. First off, users have the benefit of using an SD card, giving the device a boost in storage and the added kickstand makes viewing media a breeze. If you’re new to the EVO 4G LTE, you first stop should be the Most Helpful Threads post where forums members are linking their most helpful tips and tricks for newbies.
One of the most underrated devices currently on Android, the LG Optimus G combines top of the line specs, with an unobtrusive UI, and a sleek modern design. The device released on AT&T and Sprint to solid reviews and with one of the few devices on the market with a quad-core Qualcomm S4 processor, it’s almost unmatched in terms of speed. LG also did some magic with their custom UI, enabling unique features not found on most other ‘Droids. Hit up the forums and talk with other Optimus G users and tell ’em Chris sent’cha.
The Nexus 4 easily offers the best hardware you can buy, at the best value. Having been sold out on the Google Play Store, not everyone who’s been clamoring to get one has one in their hands just yet. But that’s not stopping our Nexus 4 forums which are already teeming with conversation from prospective buyers, to the best accessories, and of course gripes and shortcomings with the device. Take a look.
The Nexus 7 is the only tablet to make our list. Its rock bottom low pricing almost guarantees it made its way under everyone’s Christmas tree for everyone that had it on their wishlist. Make sure you take a look at the Jelly Bean Tips and Tricks thread for a chance at learning something new about your pure Android tablet. You’ll be glad you did.
Alright, so now that you know exactly where you can find a forum for some of the best Android handsets (and tablets) on the market, let’s find out what you all received from Santa in a quick poll. We’re sure there were a plethora of mid-range to low-end devices also received for Xmas, so be sure to mark “other” and leave a comment with your device and name, as well as how you’re liking your new Android. Cheers.