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

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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 doHelp when you run into problems or limitations with your DROID phoneTips 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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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 150 x 226 x 24mm | 703.06g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • w. figs.
  • 0789749386
  • 9780789749383
  • 2,330,118

About Craig James Johnston

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 and, a leading BlackBerry blog. Craig also cohosts the, 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 All comments, suggestions, and feedback are welcome, including positive and negative.
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Table of contents

Prologue: Getting to Know Your DROID 3What Is DROID? 3Your DROID's External Features 4Fundamentals of Android 23Installing Synchronization Software 421 Contacts 47Adding Accounts 47Working with Contacts (DROID Pro and CHARGE) 52Adding and Managing Contacts 62People (DROID Incredible 2) 74Dialer (DROID X2 and DROID 3) 83Adding a Contact to Your Home Screen 932 Using the Phone and Google Voice 97Getting to Know the Phone Application (DROID 3, DROID Pro, DROID X2, and DROID CHARGE) 97Getting to Know the Phone Application (DROID Incredible 2) 99Receiving a Call (DROID 3, DROID Pro, and DROID X2) 101Receiving a Call (DROID Incredible 2) 101Receiving a Call (DROID CHARGE) 102Handling Missed Calls 102Placing a Call (DROID3, DROID Pro, DROID CHARGE, and DROID X2) 103Placing a Call (DROID Incredible 2) 108Configuring the Phone Application 112Google Voice 1203 Audio and Video 133The Music Application-Audio (DROID 2, Pro, X2, CHARGE) 133Managing Playlists (DROID 3, Pro, X2, CHARGE) 138The Music Application-Audio (DROID Incredible 2) 141Managing Playlists (DROID Incredible 2) 144Playing and Sharing Videos with the Gallery Application (DROID CHARGE) 147Playing and Sharing Videos with the Gallery Application (DROID Incredible 2) 152Playing and Sharing Videos with the Gallery Application (DROID 3, X2, and Pro) 154Recording Videos with the Camera Application (DROID CHARGE) 158Recording Videos with the Camera Application (DROID X2 and Pro) 160Recording Videos with the Camera Application (DROID 3) 163Recording Videos with the Camera Application (DROID Incredible 2) 165YouTube 167Amazon MP3 1704 Connecting to Bluetooth,Wi-Fi, and VPNs 177Connecting to Bluetooth Devices 177Wi-Fi 181Cellular Networks (GSM-DROID Pro and Incredible 2) 186Cellular Networks (CDMA-All DROIDs) 188Virtual Private Networks (VPN) 1893G Mobile Hotspot 1925 Emailing 205Gmail 205Setting Up Email Accounts 215Working with the Messaging Application (DROID 3,Pro, X2) 243Working with the Email Application (DROID CHARGE) 248Working with the Email Application (DROID Incredible 2) 2566 Browsing the Web 265Navigating with the Browser 265Managing Bookmarks,Most Visited, and History 269Managing Multiple Windows 280Customizing Browser Settings 2817 Text and Multimedia Messaging 287Text Messaging Application 2878 Date,Time, and Calendar 307Setting the Date and Time 307Alarm & Timer Application (DROID 3, Pro, X2) 309Clock Application (DROID CHARGE and Incredible 2) 312Using the Calendar Application 3219 Taking, Storing, and Viewing Pictures 337Using the Camera 337Viewing and Managing Your Photos 349Synchronizing Photos with Your Computer 36310 Working with Android Applications 373Configuring Google Checkout 373Navigating Android Market 375Browsing Apps by Category 376Deleting Applications 381Keeping Applications Up to Date 38611 Customizing Your DROID 389Change Your Wallpaper 389Using Scenes (HTC DROIDs only) 394Using Profiles (Motorola DROIDs Only) 396Using Skins (HTC DROIDs only) 397Changing Your Keyboard 399Adding Widgets to Your Home Screens 402Region and Language 405Accessibility Settings 406Search Settings 40812 Maintaining DROID and Solving Problems 411Updating Android 411Battery Optimizing 413Index 422
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