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

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  • Copyright 2012
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Edition: 2nd
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-286136-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-286136-6

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

Sample Content

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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