When Your New Android Phone Doesn’t Give You What You Want

Updated January 23, 2018 7:06pm PST A New Android phone is all you need to get the job done, but what do you actually need to do to get it?

Here’s what you need and how you can get the most out of your new Android phone.


Install an OS that has Google’s Material Design framework 2.

Set up a Google Voice number to make calls 3.

Make sure your Android phone has the Google Camera app 4.

Download a bunch of apps from the Google Play Store and try them out to see if they work for you 5.

If you get stuck, download the Pixel and see if it works for you 6.

Don’t be shy, it’s the best way to get your hands on a new phone, but you’ll need to make some sacrifices to get there.


Learn how to set up a new Android account.

It’s easy, and it’s free.


Install a camera app to make sure you can take pictures of the latest news headlines and videos.


Get a Google account and start using the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C and Pixel CXL.

You can buy more Pixel and Pixel XL phones, but for now, get the Pixel for $800, the Pixel C for $700, the Google Home for $600 and the Google Pixel TV for $400.


Make your phone your own and make it your own camera.

This will also make it easy to get an image you want to use on your phone.

You don’t have to go out and buy a new camera, but if you can do it yourself, you might want to consider it.