My DROID: (Covers DROID 3/Milestone 3, DROID Pro, DROID X2, DROID Incredible 2/Incredible S, and DROID CHARGE)

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Overview

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 ...

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My DROID: (Covers DROID 3/Milestone 3, DROID Pro, DROID X2, DROID Incredible 2/Incredible S, and DROID CHARGE)

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Overview

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789749383
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 10/27/2011
  • Series: My... Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 952,296
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet 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.

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Table of Contents

Prologue: Getting to Know Your DROID 3

What Is DROID? 3

Your DROID’s External Features 4

Fundamentals of Android 23

Installing Synchronization Software 42

1 Contacts 47

Adding Accounts 47

Working with Contacts (DROID Pro and CHARGE) 52

Adding and Managing Contacts 62

People (DROID Incredible 2) 74

Dialer (DROID X2 and DROID 3) 83

Adding a Contact to Your Home Screen 93

2 Using the Phone and Google Voice 97

Getting to Know the Phone Application (DROID 3, DROID Pro, DROID X2, and DROID CHARGE) 97

Getting to Know the Phone Application (DROID Incredible 2) 99

Receiving a Call (DROID 3, DROID Pro, and DROID X2) 101

Receiving a Call (DROID Incredible 2) 101

Receiving a Call (DROID CHARGE) 102

Handling Missed Calls 102

Placing a Call (DROID3, DROID Pro, DROID CHARGE, and DROID X2) 103

Placing a Call (DROID Incredible 2) 108

Configuring the Phone Application 112

Google Voice 120

3 Audio and Video 133

The Music Application—Audio (DROID 2, Pro, X2, CHARGE) 133

Managing Playlists (DROID 3, Pro, X2, CHARGE) 138

The Music Application—Audio (DROID Incredible 2) 141

Managing Playlists (DROID Incredible 2) 144

Playing and Sharing Videos with the Gallery Application (DROID CHARGE) 147

Playing and Sharing Videos with the Gallery Application (DROID Incredible 2) 152

Playing and Sharing Videos with the Gallery Application (DROID 3, X2, and Pro) 154

Recording Videos with the Camera Application (DROID CHARGE) 158

Recording Videos with the Camera Application (DROID X2 and Pro) 160

Recording Videos with the Camera Application (DROID 3) 163

Recording Videos with the Camera Application (DROID Incredible 2) 165

YouTube 167

Amazon MP3 170

4 Connecting to Bluetooth,Wi-Fi, and VPNs 177

Connecting to Bluetooth Devices 177

Wi-Fi 181

Cellular Networks (GSM—DROID Pro and Incredible 2) 186

Cellular Networks (CDMA—All DROIDs) 188

Virtual Private Networks (VPN) 189

3G Mobile Hotspot 192

5 Emailing 205

Gmail 205

Setting Up Email Accounts 215

Working with the Messaging Application (DROID 3,Pro, X2) 243

Working with the Email Application (DROID CHARGE) 248

Working with the Email Application (DROID Incredible 2) 256

6 Browsing the Web 265

Navigating with the Browser 265

Managing Bookmarks,Most Visited, and History 269

Managing Multiple Windows 280

Customizing Browser Settings 281

7 Text and Multimedia Messaging 287

Text Messaging Application 287

8 Date,Time, and Calendar 307

Setting the Date and Time 307

Alarm & Timer Application (DROID 3, Pro, X2) 309

Clock Application (DROID CHARGE and Incredible 2) 312

Using the Calendar Application 321

9 Taking, Storing, and Viewing Pictures 337

Using the Camera 337

Viewing and Managing Your Photos 349

Synchronizing Photos with Your Computer 363

10 Working with Android Applications 373

Configuring Google Checkout 373

Navigating Android Market 375

Browsing Apps by Category 376

Deleting Applications 381

Keeping Applications Up to Date 386

11 Customizing Your DROID 389

Change Your Wallpaper 389

Using Scenes (HTC DROIDs only) 394

Using Profiles (Motorola DROIDs Only) 396

Using Skins (HTC DROIDs only) 397

Changing Your Keyboard 399

Adding Widgets to Your Home Screens 402

Region and Language 405

Accessibility Settings 406

Search Settings 408

12 Maintaining DROID and Solving Problems 411

Updating Android 411

Battery Optimizing 413

Index 422

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  • Posted April 9, 2011

    basic

    while informative to the new android user this book is a somewhat go over with a manual for the seasoned droid user. not exactly what i thought when purchasing but good to have. my wife recently purchased an android and instead of having to go over every part of the phone with her i just handed her the book. it is a good go to book when you get jammed up with a quick question, very well organized in what phones are covered and glossary index refers you to the page you need promptly.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 5, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2012

    My droid is awesome

    Same as above my droid is awezome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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