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How quickly the world of smartphones has changed. Two years ago, a story about the best models would have featured the iPhone and some BlackBerry handsets, with Android-based phones scarcely mentioned. One year ago, the iPhone would have been front-and-center, with a mix of BlackBerry and Android phones in the supporting cast. But in 2011, Android is king, and even in the volatile world of smartphones, it seems likely to dominate for some time to come.

Since Android is rapidly capturing the hearts and minds of consumers, we decided to create an all-in-one resource for Android phone owners and prospective owners. Inside the Android Superguide, you'll find hands-on evaluations of all the hottest Android phones, from the HTC Thunderbolt 4G to the Motorola Atrix 4G. Want to play music or games, run basic productivity apps, and essential utilities? We'll show you which Android apps deliver, and how to get them.

Elsewhere in the guide, we'll explain, step-by-step, how to customize your phone, root your phone, secure your handset, and compare Android music management programs. Other how-tos will help you get creative, so you can take control of your music, have more fun with your photo collection, and create, share, and manage video. Plus, our pictorial Android walk-through will show you every screen and feature that you might encounter as you set up your brand new Android phone. Spend some time here, and you'll feel like an Android authority in no time.

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