Table of Contents

1 About This Conventions Used in This What You're Not to Foolish How This Book Is Part I Introducing Android and the T-Mobile G1 3 Part II Putting the Google in Google Part III Making the G1 a Part of Your Part IV Adding Software and Part V The Part of Icons Used in This Where to Go from Part I Introducing Android and the T-Mobile G1 7 Chapter 1 Google What's Good in Your PC Is Good in Your Unveiling Android the Google What Android Is (and Is The The And then came Android and the Recognizing...

The Home page

The first screen you see when you open YouTube from the G1's Applications tab is what Google calls the Home page (see Figure 14-5). At the top of the screen, a horizontal bar of video stills appears these are YouTube's currently featured videos. By touching and holding on this bar and then moving your finger left and right, the bar will scroll. The video still that is currently in the center is the highlighted video, and below it you'll see the video's duration, user rating on a scale of one to...

Video Player

For some strange reason, Google didn't bother to include a video player on the G1 beyond its own YouTube application. Don't get me wrong YouTube's great. But sometimes you want to watch your own video, not what YouTube has to offer. For that, you'll want one of the video player applications available in the Market, and the aptly named Video Player is about as simple and straightforward as they come. Just drop MPEG4 and 3GPP video files on your G1's memory card, and Video Player will eat 'em up.

Starting Market and Understanding the Market Home Screen

To start the Market, select the Market icon from the Applications tab, which is cleverly designed to look like a shopping bag with the Android logo on it. You are taken immediately to the Market home screen (shown in Figure 18-1). If you've had an opportunity to play with the G1's YouTube application, the Market home screen may seem somewhat familiar. Horizontally across the top, you have access to Featured applications, which are applications that Google has highlighted because they're...

Ten Must Play Android Games

PAC-MAN by Namco Bonsai Blast Texas Hold 'em Snake Coloroid Light Racer Divide and Conquer MisMisMatch Parallel Kingdom Solitaire ii s far as entertainment goes, the YouTube application will hold you over for only so long before you have to give in and pick up some games. Actually, on second thought, maybe YouTube's endless collection of bizarre and hilarious videos could be enough to entertain you forever. But trust me it's worth your time to explore the lighter side of the Android Market by...

You Tube

Finally, it's time to kick back and watch some videos YouTube on the PC has been a fabulous way to blow off a few minutes (okay, sometimes way too many minutes), and Google has done a commendable job of repackaging the experience for Android and the G1 in fact, unlike some other phones with YouTube capability, the G1 gives you access to YouTube's entire library of videos (I hope you have some free time.) In this section, I walk through the process of browsing and searching for enough video...

Best of the Rest Alarm Clock Calculator and You Tube

Setting one-time and recurring alarms Choosing between the Basic and Advanced calculator panels Browsing and searching for YouTube videos Sharing videos with friends Keeping a list of favorite videos rn Jdds are pretty good that you'll spend most of your precious G1 time using heavy-hitting applications such as Contacts, Calendar, Maps, and the Browser, but Google has thrown in a supporting cast of smaller programs that deserve an honorable mention. You may use the Alarm Clock and Calculator...

Enter your PIN2 and touch OK

As I mentioned, the PIN2 is probably 5678 unless you changed it. If your PIN2 was correct, the FDN disabled item changes to FDN enabled. At this point, only contacts you've specified can be called from the phone. To disable FDN in the future, just touch FDN enabled, enter your PIN2, and touch OK. You can change your PIN2 since the default of 5678 isn't particularly secure by touching the Change PIN2 item on this screen.