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...

Ca Settings Screen

Voicemail Touching this option allows you to change the number that is called when you dial voice mail (usually by holding down the 1 key in the Dialer). Unless you have a specific reason to change this phone number (for example, T-Mobile has actually changed the number they use for their voice mail system and told you to update your phone accordingly), you shouldn't have to worry about it since your SIM card has your correct voice mail number built-in. Call forwarding Touching this option...