The Remaining Android Apps

I've covered the phone, e-mail, web browsing, and calendar. Now it's time to cover those remaining apps that are installed automatically on most phones and experimental Google features that could ship with future versions of Android. I'll discuss default Android 2.1 and 2.2 apps such as Search, the YouTube player, Music, the Clock, and the Calculator. I'll also discuss the power control, the News and Weather widget, Goggles, and gesture search.

I'll also discuss some of the options included with Android variations like HTC Sense and Motorola BLUR.

Calculator

One of the simple apps that ships with Android is a calculator, as shown in Figure 13-1. It has large buttons and does well with simple calculations. However, pressing the Menu button and then "Advanced panel" will bring up more advanced options like parentheses, trigonometry, and square roots.

If you need a true scientific calculator with graphs, you should download an app. There are a number of free apps capable of extending beyond the basic Calculator app, such as Scientific Calculator by Kreactive Technologies and Arity Calculator by Mihai Preda.

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