Chapter 3

The Android Tour

In This Chapter

arrow Using the touchscreen

arrow Working with navigation icons

arrow Setting the phone’s volume

arrow Changing the phone orientation

arrow Viewing Home screen pages

arrow Checking notifications

arrow Running and switching apps

Decades ago, the most powerful computers had the most buttons, knobs, and dials. Those room-size computers that ran the 1960 census had hundreds of switches and controls. Back then it would have been easy to assume that a powerful computer of the future would have thousands of switches and controls. The reality is far different.

Today, smart devices like your Android phone are basically bereft of buttons. Despite its seemingly endless potential, your phone is a simple device. The touchscreen is the main control. That’s probably not what folks expected back in ...

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