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    Android expert please explain something to me

    Let me start by saying I'm good with technology. I just want to know what all these "out of the box" things I can do with this phone meaning all the crazy capabilities. I mean I see all the cool applications I can download and stuff but I feel like I'm missing something. I just feel like everyone is saying the droid can do so many more things than the iphone and i'm really just curious as to some of the "advanced" things it can do. Also, are there any general knowledge things I should know? I love the phone I really just wanna learn the most I can about it.
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    Well speaking of iPhone i would say:

    Widgets! Google VOice navigation Google maps and FULL google support.
    For a Milestone: multitouch
    Running simultaneous apps

    Thats just what first came into my mind

    Tigger
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    D-PAD

    FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm using the keypad more and more and the D-Pad is quickly becoming my best friend...
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    being a previous iphone user i can definitely say it is great being able to use it as a mass storage device. also the expandable memory and the ability to multitask without having to close another application.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lilazndude View Post
    being a previous iphone user i can definitely say it is great being able to use it as a mass storage device. also the expandable memory and the ability to multitask without having to close another application.

    A Jailbroken iPhone is a wonderful thing!!!!

    I could use it as mass storage!!!


    (SEEMS!!!!!!!!!!) We are now entering the stage of Desktop OS's becoming our Mobile OS's.....

    There are three MAIN OS's. ..

    Micro$oft
    Apple
    Linux (Pick ur poison/distro!)

    There SOON WILL BE, 3 main mobile OS's..

    (SEE ABOVE!!!)

    My money is on Linux -- So long as it's backed with GOLD and not the FED!!!!
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    Customizing Your Screens

    Here is one for u.
    If u like the way your home screen is leave it.
    If u want it a lil less clutter, and u do a lot of net
    surfing here is something nice to play with.
    U know u can add widgets and folders by holding
    down a blank spot on your screen to bring up that menu.
    Here is one go into your browser and add your favorite
    websites. Now after that if u don't want to open up
    your brower all the time but u wanna just access
    your favorite sittes. Hold down a blank space on your
    screen and bring up widget shortcut menu. U can from
    there add shortcuts to all those websites that u just addded
    as favorites. U can have a screen dedicated to net short cuts
    or u can open up that widget menu add a folder and drag
    all your net shortcuts into that.
    U can do that for all of the like programs that relate to each
    other.
    If u don't want an icon on your screen that is already there simply
    press down on it and drag it to that tab that opens up the program screen
    and it will take it off the screen. U are not deleting it just moving it
    off the screen.
    All of the programs that u buy from the market place are going to
    that program screen. The easiest way I have found to get programs
    to your different screens is this. Say if u want the camera on the right
    screen. Simply slide to the right screen open up that program tab at the
    bottom of the screen press and hold the camera icon til it vibrates and
    it will bring up that icon on that screen. To me it is a heck of a lot
    easier than dragging it. At least til u get the hang of it.
    There are free widgets for clocks etc in the mkt place.
    Also u can remove that google search bar if u like by holding it
    and dragging it down down to that program tab below. U can put
    it back on that screen or others by going to your widget screen and adding
    goodble search. That is something for u to play with.
    Remember when u slide an item down to that program tab u are not
    permanently deleting u are just moving it off the screen.
    Hope this was clear...............enjoy your toy.........
    U really have yourself a machine.....
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    Oh when u get and sms message or an email.U will see a symbol at the top of your screen. U can tap the top of your screen to open it up an get your emails or sms messages. Also it is a status of what was loaded from mkt place.
    Feel free to pm me if u like I will share what I know. But this is what I have learned so
    far. I take it u haven't been able to put music on your phone if so let us know
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    thank you for the well informed detailed messages . . . i have been able to put music and even ROM's on my phone actually but still feel like i'm missing something haha. Maybe I'm just being paranoid but can't wait to see all the cool things people do with their phones soon.

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