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My Droid: (Covers Droid 3/Milestone 3, Droid Pro, Droid X2, Droid Incredible 2/Incredible S, and Droid Charge) (My...)by Craig James Johnston
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My Droid 2/e covers the following Android phones:
DROID 3/Milestone 3, DROID Pro/Motorola Pro and DROID X2 by Motorola, DROID Incredible 2/Incredible S by HTC, and DROID CHARGE by Samsung
Step-by-step instructions with callouts to DROID phone images so that you can see exactly what to do
Help when you run into problems or limitations with your DROID phone
Tips and Notes to help you get the most from any DROID model: DROID 3/Milestone 3, DROID Pro/Motorola Pro and DROID X2 by Motorola, DROID Incredible 2/Incredible S by HTC, and DROID CHARGE by Samsung
Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your DROID phone 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
• Master the unique features built into your DROID Incredible 2, DROID 3, DROID Pro, DROID X2, DROID CHARGE, or older DROID phone
• 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
• Make the most of other Android smartphone models
Book News Annotation:
This comprehensive user's guide to Droid branded cellular telephones provides detailed instructions for getting the most out of the hardware and software features of these cutting edge, Android operating system smartphones. Topics discussed include physical phone features and differing models, phone and Google Voice procedures, multimedia, Bluetooth, WiFi and VPNs, email and web browsing, stock applications, customization and third party software. Chapters include full color screenshots, illustrations and step-by-step instructions and access to an online edition of the text is provided. Johnston is a writer for BYTE magazine. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Droid is a smartphone from Motorola that uses Google's Android open source mobile operating system. Since the initial released in November of 2009, the phone has quickly become a huge hit with consumers, selling millions of units. My Droid 2/e provides simple yet complete information on getting the most from the Droid. Although compact in size, it provides readers with the information they need to make the Droid an important part of their life, quickly and easily. The book uses a "learn by doing" approach and includes only the background and technical detail needed to make the Droid do what the reader wants it to do. Lots of full color step-by-step instructions guide the reader from Droid novice to Droid master. In general this book offers:
-Descriptions of the Android operating system and the Droid hardware.
-Web Browsing and how to use the Droid as a collaboration tool.
-Exploring the Droids (Droid 2, Droid X, Droid Professional, Droid Bionic, Droid Incredible)
-Using the Droid as an organization tool
-Using the Droid as a portable media player
-Navigating to the peripheral applications to extend the use of the Droid
-Time saving tips in the use the Droid in enhancing one's daily life
- Primer on the use of the Droid in an enterprise setting
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. He has held many different IT-related positions in his career ranging from sales support engineer to mobile architect for a 40,000-smartphone infrastructure at a large bank.
In addition to designing and supporting mobile computing environments, Craig writes about it for BYTE Magazine at BYTE.com and CrackBerry.com, a leading BlackBerry blog. Craig also cohosts the CrackBerry.com, BYTE Wireless Radio, and BYTE Apple Radio podcasts.You can see Craig’s previously published work in his books Professional BlackBerry,My BlackBerry Curve,My Palm Pre,My Nexus One,My Motorola Atrix 4G, and My BlackBerry PlayBook.
Craig would love to hear from you. Feel free to contact Craig about your experiences with My DROID at http://www.CraigsBooks.info. All comments, suggestions, and feedback are welcome, including positive and negative.
Table of Contents
Prologue: Getting to Know Your Droid
2 Using the Phone and Google Voice
3 Audio and Video
4 Connecting to Bluetooth,Wi-Fi, and VPNs.
6 Browsing the Web
7 Text and Multimedia Messaging
8 Date, Time, and Calendar
9 Taking, Storing, and Viewing Pictures.
10 Working with Android Applications
11 Customizing Your Droid
12 Maintaining Droid and Solving Problems
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