How to Do Everything on a Google Android Phone
OVERVIEW: You will learn how to do several basic and advanced tasks with a mobile phone running Google’s Android Operating System in this series of Andriod Video Tutorials.
I Got My New Android Phone, Now What?
If you’re one of the millions of people who have a mobile phone with Google’s Android operating system, congratulations. There are so many things that you can do with your new phone that you might be a little intimidated. Don’t worry, I have a bunch of resources that will help you get up and running with your cool new gadget. Not to mention a few that will teach you some advanced tricks.
Here are some of the things that you will learn:
- Use Your Android Phone on an Airplane Without Getting into Trouble
- Close Running Tasks and Save Your Battery
- Surfing the Web with Andriod’s Browser
- Finding Applications to Download from the Android Market Place
- How to Use Your Android to Play Music in Your Car
- How to Change the Wallpaper an Android Phone
- Create Custom Ring Tones for Your Android Phone
- Plus more cool and useful tricks
Use Your Android Phone on an Airplane Without Getting into Trouble
Airlines have rules about using electronic gadgets while flying. You also aren’t allowed to use cell phones while in the air. If you turn on airplane mode, however, you can still access applications on your phone but turn all wireless communications off. Perfect for if you want to compose an email, play a game or watch a movie while in flight.
Close Running Tasks and Save Your Battery
This tutorial will show you how to quickly close running tasks on your Andriod phone. This will help you save battery life and free up memory for other apps.
Surfing the Web with Andriod’s Browser
Learn how to browse and surf the internet/web using your Google Android smart phone. Adjust your Internet settings.The following video shows How to Surf the Web Using a Google Android Phone.
Finding Applications to Download from the Android Market Place
Search the Android Market from Your Android Phone – The Android Market has thousands of applications that you can downloaded for your device. You can search for applications, sort out those that are free from those that cost, and more.
The following video shows how to search through the Android Market Place to find the applications that you want to install on your phone.
How to Use Your Android to Play Music in Your Car
Use Android to Play Music in Your Car –
CNET’s Antuan Goodwin shows you three ways to use your Android phone to play music through your car’s stereo.
How to Change the Wallpaper an Android Phone
When you first turn on your new phone, it can be a little boring. Learn how to personalize your Android phone by changing the Wallpaper across your Home screens. This will also allow you to configure your application launchers in a way that is most efficient for your tastes.
Create Custom Ring Tones for Your Android Phone
One of the cool things about Android phones is that you can create custome ringtones out of just about music. (Why my iPhone can’t do that puzzles me.) This video will show you how to create a custom Android ringtone from just about any audio file you have on your Android phone or your computer.
Other Android Phone Tutorials
Here are some other good places to learn cool tricks for using an Android phone.
- HelloAndroid.com has lots of good tutorials and news on the Android Operating System.
- WhyAndroid.com has several good turoials on doing things with and Android phone.
- This article from Droidie.com has 8 very useful tutorials with videos.
- AndroidForums.com has a good tutorial on Syncing an Android Phone with Microsoft Outlook.
What Do You Think?
What other cool or helpful tips do you know of for using the Android Operating System do you have? Please write any suggestions in the comments below.
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