One of the great features that we came to love in Android’s first build was the cloud-based contact system. Forget losing track of names and numbers over the course of new smartphones, our friends and family would be stored in one spot, accessible and synchronized everywhere.

Things have evolved over time and now we can set up multiple phone numbers, emails, and social networking profiles. Generally speaking, Android contacts can be created by heading to your app tray (usually an icon that looks like small squares) at the bottom of your phone. From there, look for an app called simply, <strong>Contacts</strong>.

In Android 4.0 or later you may come across a <strong>People</strong> app.  The same actually applies for HTC handsets as well. Once opening up the app, it should be pretty straightforward to create a new contact. Remember that you will want to save the contact to your Google or cloud account so that it can be edited, synchronized, and accessed from various places.

Another way to create a new contact is to go into the phone application.  In many scenarios you can long press (tap and hold for a few seconds) <strong>on the home screen</strong> to see if a menu screen comes up. We’re willing to bet that you will see something along the lines of Create New or Modify Existing.

For those of you who use a lot of Google service, we recommend opening up GMail or Google+ and managing contacts. With so many of Google’s services working with each other, creating them in one spot will see that they show up in others.

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