Help a n00b out here, what exactly is a widget? Is it the same as an app? Im kind of confused
A widgets streams live content direct on ur phones hpomescreen...like a weather app.
An app ist just a program ...could be also one that dont needs internet!
So every widget is an app, but not every app is a widget
Hope that was correct and helps out!
To put it simply, a widget is a small application running on your screen, such as weather, twitter, facebook, etc. It is always running.
A application, which is not a widget, requires you to click on the application's icon to open and run it. You then close it when finished.
Edit: Ninja'd while typing.
Well, wif the STORM i think its kinda different. i wouldnt see those WB and FB apps as widgets, theyre programs that just update the homescreen-icon... but thets theory or just philosophy to argue on that
BTW: PWND 'n Ninja'd SoCal65
ALSO NOTE: Widgets need to "re-draw" and redownload information every time you hit the home button so its like running that many programs to go home.
If you start to feel the phone slow down I would rid your home screens of some widgets.
People assume that Widgets are a strict progression of cause to effect, but *actually* from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff.
OG Droid w/ Pete's GPA16 w/ stock Kernel using auto OC script. (retired)
LG G2X w/ rooted 2.3.3 leak.
It's OK for your Droid to be different. Just be supportive and reassuring and it will do just fine. It's when you or other people point at it or mock it for being different is when its' feelings get hurt. Just show it unconditional love regardless of its' differences and it will in turn reciprocate that love and loyalty.