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Galaxy S II: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla

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Chapter 6. Maps, Navigation, and Other Galaxy S II Apps

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ABOVE ALL ELSE, THE Samsung Galaxy S II is about apps, apps, and more apps. Without them, the Galaxy S II isn’t much more than a glorified cellphone.

And what apps it has! The Apps Tray is chock-full of them, and as you’ll see in Chapter 11, you can add countless more of your own. But right out of the box, the Galaxy S II comes with a suite of remarkable apps, including a web browser, a camcorder, email software, a calendar, a photo gallery, and much more.

Many of these apps are covered elsewhere in this book, some with entire chapters devoted to them. This chapter covers road-warrior apps like Maps, Navigation, Weather, Calculator, and more.

The main way to get to your apps is via the Apps Tray; to get there, tap the App Tray icon on the lower-right corner of any pane. You can access some apps, like the Weather widget, right on the panes. (For more details about panes, see Settings Pane.)

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Maps

GOOGLE MAPS ON THE Galaxy S II is the mobile version of the renowned Google Maps website (http://maps.google.com). In fact, the Galaxy S II’s Maps app is even more powerful than the web version, since it can incorporate GPS information.

Type any address or point of interest in the U.S. (or many places all over the world), and you see a map. You ...

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