Chapter 5. Wi-Fi and 3G Connectivity

Let's face it, you wouldn't buy a DROID if you didn't want to go online. Going online doesn't just mean using the built-in web browser in Android. Whether you're using apps or checking your contact list, talking on the phone is just about the only activity that doesn't involve using your data plan. That's one of the reasons you can't buy a DROID phone without also purchasing a data plan. Trust us: you wouldn't want to do so, anyway.

In this chapter, we'll talk about getting online with your DROID. Android works best when it works online. Google purchased and developed the Android platform around the idea of storing data online or "in the cloud," rather than just on the device. We'll go over the different ways ...

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