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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions & Site Assistance' started by Mocap, Aug 22, 2010.

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    Hi all....I just picked up a Droid 2 and pretty much a noob at the Android platform...however i don't see it too hard to pick-up....im sure i'll be posting some questions down the road....
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    Mocap
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    :icon_ banana:Welcome :icon_ banana: And this site is definetly one of the best for your questions. And droid 2 is a good phone, hope you enjoy it. :)
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    Welcome! Here are some things I had to figure out the hard way:
    -don't use a task killer. don't kill tasks
    -the stock Email client is buggy and lacks features. Try K9
    -the stock browser doesn't have tabs and you cannot have the user agent stay on desktop/computer so try Dolphin HD and xScope. Opera Mini is another browser that can be useful because it allows uploads, works when other browsers don't, and is really fast
    -watch out for the GPS icon in the notification bar at the top. It really uses battery power. When you are done with Navigation, choose Exit from the menu. When done with maps, press your phone's Home button to tell it to stop using GPS
    -when installing apps, watch what privileges you are granting! Why is your wallpaper asking to access your contacts? Also watch for stuff that runs on startup, including widgets, which can take a toll on battery charge.
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    Right on thanks for the early advice!
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    I already have my first question:
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/te...tions/73493-contact-name-linking-editing.html
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    gps i wouldn't use but if i turn it off would it affect me searching the web? i have heard the gps some times is used by different sites so didn't know. i took gps off my blackberry because i never used it and it always drained my battery. well thanks!