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Managing Your Phone's Power Settings images Getting Your Computer Online with Your Phone images Downloading the Android SDK images Turning On USB Debugging images Taking Screenshots

For most users, understanding how to work your phone, take pictures, and install and run apps will be enough. Others, however, will want to do more. You can fine-tune your phone's power settings to get more time between charges, or use your phone to get your computer online. With the Android Software Development Kit, you can back up applications and take screenshots. You can also create your own apps.

MANAGING YOUR PHONE'S POWER SETTINGS

Battery life has gotten significantly better on the latest generation of smartphones, and it will presumably continue to improve. That said, no one can deny that smartphones will drain their battery far faster than a normal mobile phone. While a non-smartphone user can go days or even weeks between charges, you will likely need to plan to keep your smartphone plugged in ...

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