I just got my first smart phone yesterday and to be honest I'm a bit overwhelmed by it. I am surprised by the lack of a users manual that comes with these things and also by the "helpful " videos. My first concern with getting a smart phone was the battery life. Obviously I will no longer be able to go a week without charging my phone but I was a bit worried by all of the 4g phone reviews mentioning the terrible battery life. So as soon as I got my phone, I turned on the Power Control widget. But I'm not sure what each of the 5 buttons are. I think they go in this order from left to right 1. Wi-Fi 2. Bluetooth 3. GPS (I think) 4. not sure 5. Screen Brightness. Once that was done, I removed a lot of the unwanted icons from the home screen and customized it to fit my needs. All that is currently on my home screen is the power management widget mentioned earlier, Quick contacts, Gmail, Voice mail, Browser, and data usage. Which brings me to my next question. Why are so many things running when I look at the manage apps screen? All I have to do is power up my phone and I have the following running. Data Manager Service Settings (its open) Text messaging (im not sending one) Weather (The widget is not open) backup assistant (what is it?) Google services (what is it?) IM (I have not set this up and I dont think I ever will) Sync Service Market (not open) Voice command (I have not ever used voice commands) File (Why is this a process and a service?) Preset (what is it?) Multi-Touch Keyboard (I guess this is the touch screen itself?) Maps (seems to like to use the battery so I always stop it) Nothing is running so I have no clue why all of this is loaded and in the running section. Also when I did turn on the weather widget and tried to enter my zip code the city service was not running so it would not complete the setup. I have no clue what its talking about so I don't know how to fix it. I restarted the phone and it worked. I also do not understand the market and the warnings that are shown before downloading an app. Are these related to one time use or does a flashlight actually need full internet access? How do I tell which Apps require internet access to use them and which just require internet access to download them? My last question would be where would you recommend I look for some Android 101 reading. I don't know what I'm looking for so its hard to search a forum but I would like to learn more about why the phone does what it does and how to fix it. I feel like you need to be a computer engineer to know what to do or just simply not care about what is being transmitted and why. Sorry for the Rant/Questions but this is all new to me. Thanks in advance for the help, its a big step to upgrade to a Bionic from a G'zone.