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Nexus One™ For Dummies® by Dan Gookin

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Chapter 3. The Nexus One Basic Tour

In This Chapter

  • Working the touch screen

  • Changing the phone's volume

  • Entering Vibration mode or Silence mode

  • Using the phone horizontally

  • Checking notifications

  • Running applications and working widgets

  • Finding applications

  • Accessing recently used applications

Knowing things beforehand makes a new journey less perilous. How much better off would the crew of the starship Enterprise been had they already known about the toxic-dart-spewing flowers of Gamma Trianguli VI or the flying neural parasites of Deneva or the easily agitated giant ape creatures of Taurus II? Indeed, the more you know about your new adventure, the less likely you are to wind up frustrated, poisoned, possessed, or even mortally wounded by a giant rock spear.

Your cellphone isn't science fiction, and therefore it lacks the inherent dangers of an alien world. As something new, however, it can pose some frustrations. To help ease you on your way, I'm offering this chapter as your beginning Nexus One adventure guide. You'll read about the phone interface, how it works, and how to get the most from your new-phone experience.

The Nexus One Basic Tour

Basic Nexus One Operations

The Nexus One is most likely different from any other phone you've owned. It has certain operations you should familiarize yourself with, basic tasks the phone does that you may not be aware of.

Using the soft buttons

Below the touch screen are four ...

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