Google tutorial videos

I don’t usually run the text of emails in a blog post, but I’m going to watch these and I suspect most new Droid users will want to as well. The message came from Google and contains pointers to video tutorials that answer some of the biggest questions I’ve had about the product.

Customize your Home Screen.

Use shortcuts, widgets, and folders.

Run multiple applications at the same time.

Use long press to quickly access more features.

Experience the web on your browser.

Search the web and your phone with Quick Search Box.

Keep in touch with friends and family with Contacts.

Get cool applications and games on Android Market.

In the email itself is an important tip: “Once the video has started playing, press your phone’s menu key, select ‘More,’ and then select ‘Watch in high quality’ to view the video in higher resolution.”

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8 Responses to “Google tutorial videos”

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  4. Jim Thorpe Says:

    I find it interesting that the “Run Multiple Applications” video seems to be a direct shot across Apple’s bow, however each task demonstrated in the video can be done on the iPhone. Of course, some of the UI conventions (notably the alerts) are different, but overall I don’t see any demonstration of anything special.

    I would have been impressed if they had used Pandora as their background music app of choice, but I have a strong feeling they chose not to for very distinct reasons. Purists will note that Google is only spotlighting OEM software in these videos, but again I’m left to wonder: how is the Android 2.0 experience any better than the iPhone 3.0 experience?

  5. Brian Says:

    Pandora is a great example though — being able to run a third party streaming music app in the background, while perhaps browsing the web, and while, maybe, getting an alert from a third party IM app would be a perfect illustration of the benefits of running multiple third party apps, an Android feature since 1.0.

  6. Leigh Says:

    I am trying to figure out how to cut on a notification sound when I am talking on the phone to alert me that I have a text

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