Now, if you are getting an Android smartphone, you are most likely coming from iOS or those blasted flip phones. So, maybe you’ve gotten your first Android phone (and if you haven’t, you can check out our guide) and are looking to set up your Google account. Chances are, you already have one with how popular and widely known Google is, but on the off-chance that you don’t have one, it’s extremely easy to create one and set it all up.
So, if you have a Google account, it is as simple as just signing into it and letting your Google account connect with your Android device (which can take a couple of minutes). In the case that you don’t have a Google account, you can head on over to their website to register, and then you will be able to sign in. That or you could just register through your phone on the basis that Wi-Fi has already been setup.
It’s a fairly simple process, and is only necessary because Google owns the Android platform, in case you didn’t know. Once you connect your Google account with your phone, you should be able to use it with ease, and since it’s now connected with your Google account, you can also head on over to the Play Store via your desktop and send remote downloads to it. Pretty sweet huh? Obviously you probably aren’t going to be doing a whole lot of remote downloads as it is a phone and you will most likely have it with you most of the time, but if you have a tablet and leave that at home a lot of the time, it’s extremely useful for that as well.
Now, if you aren’t setting up your Google account on an Android phone, and are instead using an Android powered tablet, it all works much the same way. There’s really no difference to it, aside from the fact that you will have a larger screen to play around with. All of that said, that is all there is to getting a Google account up and running on your Android device. It’s very simple and anyone who knows how to create an e-mail account can do it. It is very user friendly and only requires some general information about yourself such as your birth date, name, and etc.
Again, if you don’t have an Android phone yet, we have a wonderful guide that was put together by our very own Rodge from last month. It was a wonderful guide and will surely help you on your adventures of becoming an Android user. All of that said, look forward to our next guide in this series on customizing your Android device the way that fits your personality!
This post is only a first in a series of posts, so we have many more to come that will show you everything you need to know about it, along with a few tips on apps that you may just love.