Join Dan Gookin for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with widgets, part of Android Tips and Tricks.
- One thing that the Android operating system does well,…and a feature not available on other…popular mobile operating systems,…is the management of widgets.…What's a widget?…A widget can be one of a number of things.…It could be a shortcut, a preview,…a reference or just something handy.…When worked well, using widgets saves time.…Now, widgets can be found in one of two ways.…The traditional location is to look in the app store.…Widgets have their own tab to the right of the Apps tab.…More recent versions of the Android operating system…have you access widgets in this manner,…long press the home screen.…
Tap the Widgets icon to view the salmagundi of widgets.…You'll find an assortment of them pre-installed…on the device.…Plus, some apps come with widgets as part of the package.…For example, both Facebook and Twitter come with widgets,…which offer you home screen previews…of your social networking status.…Widgets are added to the home screen just like apps,…but with two differences.…The first is that widgets can occupy more space than an app.…
- Finding and managing apps
- Shooting video
- Editing images
- Enjoying some tunes
- Reading ebooks
- Exploring Google Now
- Saving maps
- Printing from your Android
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Working with Apps and Widgets
2. Camera and Photo Tips
3. Recreational Activities
4. General Tips and Tricks
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