Saturday, January 1, 2011

Google offer some cool andriods tips

Fresh from launching the latest version of Android, Android 2.3/Ginegerbread with the new Google Phone Nexus S, Google offered Android tips & tricks in its blog. In addition to general tips, Google also offered some Android keyboard shortcuts and a few Android apps that every Android users will love. Here are the cool Android tips from Google. Check it out even if many of the tips are Android 2.3 specific.
How to Get Visual Cue for Scrolling?
If you are in a scrollable list, like Gmail inbox,  and you will see an orange hue, if you reach the end of the list.
How to Make Sense of Notification Bar Icons for Wi-Fi, and Network Coverage?
Notification bar icon turn green, if you an uninhibited connection to Google,and  white when you don’t.
If you’re in a hotel or airport using Wi-Fi, the bars won’t turn green until you launch the browser and get past the captive portal.
How to Use Voice Actions?
Press the microphone icon next to the search box on the home screen, or long press the magnifying glass and talk to your phone by telling what to do. For example, you can tell your phone to send an email or text message by saying something like
“send text to mom, see you for pizza at 7”), call someone (“call mom”), navigate somewhere (“navigate to pizza”), or listen to music (“listen to Mamma Mia”).

How to Find Things You’ve Downloaded From Your Browser?
All downloads are automatically collected in a Downloads manager. Go to the apps drawer to find it.
How to Turn a Gallery Stack into a Slideshow?
Put two fingers on the gallery stack the stack and spread them. The stack will spread out and the pictures flow from one finger to the other making it  a moving slideshow.
How to Get Walking Directions?
Get directions in Google Maps and click on the walking person icon to get walking directions.

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