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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TheAndroidUser, May 22, 2011.

  1. TheAndroidUser

    Thread Starter

    Got my desire today and have a few questions.

    1. In the notification bar I keep on seeing arrows light up under a letter h. I know its similar for 3g. What is this and is it using up my data?

    2. How can I lengthen the time between the times it checks for new emails.

    3. When using god(for navigation) will I use 3g.

    (auto correct. God is gps.)

    Thanks in advance.
     



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  2. LECTER

    LECTER Android Expert

    Arrows show that data reception is going on.

    What email client are you using?
     
  3. TheAndroidUser

    Thread Starter


    YMail and Gmail. Also a new question in post.
     
  4. Eris Ed

    Eris Ed Android Expert

    "H" is HDPA or HSDPA or something like that, think of it as 3.5G, faster than 3G. The arrows show data sent and received.

    Email check frequency depends of the email client you use. Open the client, press MENU, then choose SETTINGS or PREFERENCES. There should be a settings that lets you select the time period between email checks, probably somewhere in the email receive settings.
     
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  5. TheAndroidUser

    Thread Starter


    Cant't find anything like that in gmail or YMail. Any ideas?
     
  6. EddyOS

    EddyOS Android Expert

    Gmail sync options are in Android Settings>Accounts & Sync

    No idea on YMail - Google it and see what you find
     
  7. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    No idea what Ymail is but gmail is push e-mail. This means it doesn't check for messages ever. When an e-mail arrives on the gmail server, it pushes it to your device. Theres no frequency for connections. You wont lose power checking for e-mails that aren't there is thats your concern.
     
  8. TheAndroidUser

    Thread Starter

    So when's this hspda being used?
     
  9. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    When your network provides it. You phone will use the fastest connection available to it
     
  10. TheAndroidUser

    Thread Starter

    Ok , so just a couple more questions :

    1. When I use GPS am I using 3g (For e.g Google Navigation)?

    2. When and how does skype update when using 3g?

    3. If I'm creating my own wireless network (is it called tethering?) does it use any 3g if no ones connected to it?

    3b. When someones connected to my wireless network does it use the same amount of 3g as if I was doing what they were doing?

    Thanks again in advance.
     
  11. Eris Ed

    Eris Ed Android Expert

    GPS is different to 3G. You can turn on GPS and it won't do anything unless you use an app that needs to know your location, and you have told the phone to use GPS satellites for location data, like Google Maps. GPS uses battery, not data, and it only becomes active when an app requests it. You will use 3G to download map data using navigation, but if you have Android 2.2 and above you can plan your route at home using WiFi and the pmap data will be stored on your SD card, minimising data use.
     

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