Hello there perplecat!
and welcome to the Android forums!
glad you have decided to join our forums, and hope you get all the help you're looking for!
The "Smartphone Language" is definitely something different than your older phones LOL. But you can definitely do much more with these phones than what you used to be able to do with the old ones. Glad you decided to go Android! I love seeing new android users!
If you ever have questions, don't hesitate to ask! :-)