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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by scottwvu, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. scottwvu

    scottwvu Newbie
    Thread Starter

    So, I bought an android yesterday.........and I am lost. How lost? I have NO idea what a "widget" is. Yeah, I know.....pretty bad, huh?

    So I see a tagged thread about a "user manual" for the Android, and I will definately check that out, but I am so lost, I don't even know what to ask. Anyone have any advice, or a place I can go that has something like "Android for dummies"?

    I come from the Blackberry Bold, and a Palm Treo 650.

    (I got my GF the HTC eris and she LOVES it). Any help would be greatly appreciated. THANK YOU!!!!! :thinking: :D
     



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  2. Zenman77

    Zenman77 Lurker

    That should pretty much take care of it if you visit the above listed link...... Although the droid is a different kind of system, you guys will catch on in no time....
     
  3. colnago

    colnago Android Expert

    Just remember that most every shorcut or button, has not just a "touch" activation, but also "press-n-hold" activation. The latter is similar to Windows "right-click".
     
  4. gwlaw99

    gwlaw99 Android Expert

    press and hold a blank area of the screen, you will get lots of options.
     
  5. scottwvu

    scottwvu Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for all the help!
    Can anyone explain what a "widget" is? :thinking:
     
  6. bigbill25

    bigbill25 Newbie

    Sure. A "widget" is a little mini-application that runs out in your homescreen. Popular ones are a clock that shoes the time, weather widget that shows your latest weather, and a calendar widget that shows upcoming appointments. Widgets are always there and always running on a small area of the home screen, versus a full application that you start, it takes over the full screen, and then switch out of later.

    Hope that helps!

    --Bill
     
  7. bigbill25

    bigbill25 Newbie

    [​IMG]

    The clock in the above image is a widget....

    --Bill
     
  8. colnago

    colnago Android Expert

    D@mn...if you only had some kinda program, or device...something to help you find information about something...and maybe give a listing of different examples...shoot. Maybe something you can just talk at, or type in maybe....somebody should come up with something like that. :(

    :p

    Sorry dude, had to do it. Welcome to the board. The "Search this forum" feature at the top right of the first thread will be your friend.
     

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