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Nexus One™ For Dummies® by Dan Gookin

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Chapter 11. Out on the Web

In This Chapter

  • Looking at a Web page on your phone

  • Browsing around the Web

  • Bookmarking pages

  • 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.

Out on the Web
  • Tip

    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 ...

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