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The Guide to Android for Beginners Welcome Android newcomers! After reading this guide you will transform from a complete novice to an old pro! Well, not really ... But it will give you a huge step in that direction. This guide is meant for absolute beginners but will definitely offer some great insight to those who have been playing around with Android devices for a bit. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to comment or email. Enjoy! TERMS YOU NEED TO KNOW Home, Back, Menu & Search - These are the 4 buttons included on almost every Android device. The home button sends you to your home screen when pressed. The back button will back out of apps, menus or web pages. The menu button usually brings up settings menus and the search button searches. There are some cool tricks with these buttons but they will be covered in different articles. Home Screen - This is the screen you see when you power on your device or touch the home button. It is where you place apps and widgets and is basically the central hub for which you operate your device. Long Press - Long pressing is the act of pressing and holding an area of your screen for longer than 2 seconds. It allows you to move apps on the home screen and see additional menus on the home screen or inside other apps. Think of it as a "right click" for your Android device. App Drawer - The app drawer is the location for all of your apps. It is accessible from the home screen and is usually located in the bottom row of icons. Notification Bar - The notification bar is the bar at the top of the screen that lists notifications. It also displays other information such as the time, cell and data reception, etc. Settings - For the purposes of this article, settings refer to your device settings which are accessible by pressing the menu button while on your home screen or using the "Settings" system app located in your app drawer. Drag and Drop - This is the process of pressing and holding an app icon or widget, then moving the object and placing it where you want it to be. Market - The market is where you download apps, games and media for your device. You access the market via a system app located in your.