In This Chapter
Looking at a Web page on your phone
Browsing around the Web
Working with multiple browser windows
Searching the Web
Sending a link to a friend
Downloading stuff from the Web
Changing the home page
Why on earth would anyone want to browse the World Wide Web on a cellphone? That was my thinking a few years back, when I routinely would lug a laptop computer with me on short trips. I brought the laptop because of my digital addiction to e-mail and various favorite Web pages I must read every day. Then it dawned on me: Why on earth would anyone browse the World Wide Web on a computer when you can easily do it on a cellphone?
The Nexus One easily communicates with the Internet. It comes with a handy Web browser. Those two items, plus the information in this chapter, are all you need to get on the Web when you're out and about.
If possible, activate the Nexus One Wi-Fi connection before you venture out on the Web. Though you can use the phone's cellular data connection, the Wi-Fi connection is far faster. See Chapter 13 for more information.
The Nexus One has apps for Gmail, Facebook, and Twitter and for potentially other popular locations or activities on the Web. I highly recommend using these applications on the phone as opposed to visiting the Web sites using the phone's browser. See Chapter 10 for more information on Gmail; Facebook ...