3. Nexus One Hardware

In this chapter, I dig into a few of the Nexus One’s key hardware features—specifically, its radios. Radios are the chips that the Nexus One uses for sending and receiving data. For the most part, these radios work invisibly, doing their things silently in the background, but learning some subtle nuances of their interfaces can be helpful.

Although the topic can get a little technical, this chapter provides lots of information about the Nexus One’s various radios, including the most important tip of all: how to turn them off to conserve battery life. I explore the features and benefits of four of the Nexus One’s radios—3G, Wi-Fi, Global Positioning System (GPS), and Bluetooth—and show you how to maximize their performance. ...

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