Droid Pocket Guide, The by Jason D. O'Grady

By Jason D. O'Grady

This is your crucial significant other to the Android-powered Droid telephone. The Droid Pocket advisor, moment version, steers you thru easy methods to: manage and fast commence utilizing your Droid smartphone.Make and obtain calls and textual content messages. ship e-mail and synchronize your mail along with your Gmail account.Surf the internet with the integrated Android browser.Search y our mobile and the net through voice.Browse and obtain apps int he Android Marketi.Find your home on the earth, utilizing the phone's GPS and Google Maps Navigation.Keep tune of your contacts and calendar--and, after all, sync your mobilephone along with your Google account.Shoot and immediately overview photographs and video clips with the integrated digital camera.

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These home-row keys are integral parts of the Android experience, allowing you to access the menu and search features easily, but they’re most useful as ripcords when you need to go home or back—stat! 2 Five Droid models’ Home keys compared. Which one doesn’t belong? Droid X Droid 2 Droid Pro Droid Bionic One problem with Android phones is that hardware manufacturers have been known to take a few liberties with their designs. 2, which displays the home-row keys on five Droid models. Notice anything different?

You need a vacation, my friend. Knowing Your Notifications Notifications are integral parts of the Android ecosystem. They’re used generously by both the operating system and by third-party apps. When you know your Droid’s notification icons, you’ll be able to glean a lot of information at a glance. 6 The standard Android notification icons. Bluetooth active network (full signal) GPS active network (roaming) Wi-Fi active 3G (fastest data) downloading airplane mode vibrate sync active silent alarm set mute call battery (charging) speakerphone active battery (full charge) MOTOROLA MOBILITY, INC.

99, can manage almost every aspect of a Droid dynamically, including neat things such as automatically switching to your home Wi-Fi network when it’s in range and turning off 3G and GPS. com). I cover third-party apps and the Android Market in Chapter 9. t ip Now that you’ve had a chance to look at the Google software that makes the Droid tick, it’s time to dig a little deeper into the technology—specifically, the Droid’s hardware and all those power-hungry radios. Turn the page to Chapter 4. This page intentionally left blank 4 Droid Hardware In this chapter, I dig into a few of the Droid’s key hardware features, including the keyboard, battery, memory card, and radios—the chips that the Droid uses for sending and receiving data.

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