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Step-by-step instructions with callouts to Droid photos so that you can see exactly what to do

Help when you run into Droid problems or limitations

Tips and Notes to help you get the most from any Droid model: Droid Incredible, Droid Eris, Droid X, Droid 2, or Droid 1


Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Droid working just the way you want. Learn how to:

• Get started fast!

• Make the most of Droid’s Android software and state-of-the-art hardware

• Discover hidden Droid shortcuts and goodies, from the Droid X Swype keyboard to face recognition

• Master the unique features built into your Droid Incredible, Droid Eris, Droid X, or older Droid

• Save time and money with powerful phone tools such as voicemail, automated transcription, three-way calling, and Google Voice

• Set up and use any email account, from Gmail and Exchange to POP3 or IMAP

• Send and receive text and multimedia messages

• Communicate with contacts, including Facebook, Gmail, or Exchange contacts

• Create and manage appointments, and sync them with Google Calendar

• Play music and videos, search YouTube, and upload your own videos

• Capture, store, and share photos…even take perfect portraits of yourself!

• Connect to the Internet, Bluetooth devices, and your company’s VPN

• Get instant information updates with real-time widgets

• Browse the Web

• Find, choose, install, and work with new Droid apps

• Keep your Droid up-to-date, reliable, and running smoothly

• Even if you have other Android Smartphone models, this book can help you make the most out of them

Book News Annotation:

"Droid" is introduced as Smartphones marketed in the US running the Android operating system on Verizon's cellular network. Covering Droid Incredible, Droid Eris, Droid X, Droid 1 and 2, a designer of/writer on mobile computing environments clearly describes the device's features; applications; Google Voice to make phone calls inexpensively; audio and video functions; and connectivity capabilities with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Virtual Private Networks, and the web. He does not compare it to Apple's iPhone. The step-by-step guide includes access to the online edition. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

Craig James Johnston has been involved with technology since his high school days at Glenwood High in Durban, South Africa, when his school was given some Apple II Europluses. From that moment technology captivated him, and he has owned, supported, evangelized, and written about it.


Craig has been involved in designing and supporting large-scale enterprise networks with integrated email and directory services since 1989. Craig has held many different IT-related positions in his career ranging from sales support engineer to mobile engineer for a 40,000-Smartphone infrastructure at a large bank.


In addition to designing and supporting mobile computing environments, Craig writes about it for Smartphone Essentials and, a leading BlackBerry blog. Craig also cohosts the podcast and his own Mobile Computing Authority podcast.You can see Craig’s previously published work in his books Professional BlackBerry, My BlackBerry Curve, My Nexus One, and My Palm Pre.

Table of Contents

Prologue - Getting Started with the Droid

Chapter 1: Making, Receiving, and Managing Calls

Chapter 2: Managing Contacts

Chapter 3: Listening to Audio and Watching Video

Chapter 4: Connecting to the Internet, Bluetooth Devices, and VPNs

Chapter 5: Emailing

Chapter 6: Surfing the Web

Chapter 7: Text Messaging and Multimedia Messaging

Chapter 8: Working with Date, Time, and the Calendar

Chapter 9: Taking, Storing, and Viewing Photos

Chapter 10: Working with Droid Applications

Chapter 11: Customizing the Droid

Chapter 12: Maintaining the Droid and Solving Problems

Product Details

Johnston, Craig James
Que Publishing
Johnston, Craig
Data Transmission Systems - General
Networking - General
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