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Nexus One™ For Dummies® by Dan Gookin

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Chapter 13. The Nexus One Connection

In This Chapter

  • Making the phone and the computer talk to each other

  • Synchronizing media

  • Mounting the phone as computer storage

  • Replacing the MicroSD card

  • Using Wi-Fi on the Nexus One

  • Connecting to a Wi-Fi network

  • Adding a Bluetooth headset

The Nexus One is far more powerful than the typical computer of 20 years ago. That's a given, but do you think that your phone sits there on your desktop and casts a jealous eye toward the computer? Does the phone want more power, more storage — perhaps even a larger screen? Can electronic gizmos get jealous? Or maybe the phone just feels isolated, alone. That's a sad existence.

The Nexus One Connection

Your phone need not live in isolated digital silence. In addition to communicating over the cellular network, the Nexus One can talk with computer Wi-Fi networks, and it can communicate directly with your computer by using a USB cable. Oh, and there are other devices the phone can chat with, all covered in this chapter.

Phone-to-Computer Sharing

Having the Nexus One share information with your computer is a must. The main reason is the transfer of information: You can update your Nexus One with information on the computer, such as music, photos, video, and contacts. You can also update the information on your computer from the Nexus One. It's all explained in this section.

Note

The computer accesses the Nexus One MicroSD card, which is where the ...

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