A guide to Google Android Operating System
Before the advent of the Android operating system, the world worked on pre-defined operating fundamentals and phones usually operated on the mere extent of java or flash. The android system gave the world a new and innovative intelligent thinking and comprehension module with logic operations that are practically self-intelligent. In this particular review we will expansively look at the Google Android operating system and how can a user potentially get started with the android device.
- Firstly all android devices are equipped with a power button and two volume controllers on the side, the power button is for the on off functionality of the device and also to lock the screen or go into power saving mode while the volume controllers are simply meant to be used as the audio level gauge.
- The first time an android is opened the device usually takes around 2-3 minutes to boot up and if you are reading this review before buying an android phone then do not frown on the slow boot up as this would be the first time your phone/device is starting and in order to execute all the predefined functionalities of the Google Android device would usually take a little more than usual. Also once a boot up has been executed all other preceding boot ups usually take 1/3 of the initial boot up time.
- Please do not tap any button or the screen until the boot up completes. You can verify the boot up process as on completion the device will show a lock screen with two options, one would be off unlock and the next would be of silent.
- To unlock the phone press and slide the icon towards the right and this will potentially unlock the phone for other user enhanced capabilities.
- The first thing you will see after unlocking your phone from the screen lock menu is the home screen of the Android device. This is the place from where you can fully discover your android operating system but before that we will take a look at the other potential options being displayed in the Android OS.
- With regards to the other things there are practically four other buttons in the android system, the back button, the sub menu (look like small parallel horizontal lines), the voice recognition button embedded with Google speak and lastly the Google search button. All these buttons could either be placed with tap on screen features or be provided physically in the device.
- Coming back to as to how to navigate through the home screen we will again first look at what the home screen as to offer. The home screen usually on any android device will contain 3-4 desktop wallpaper screens that can be moved back and forth with a user’s finger swipe to the left or right.
- The home screen also has a few shortcuts of widgets and applications and like the android help and market while there could also be the music widget and the news update and RSS feed.
- Moving on we would also find three other onscreen buttons in the home screen of the android device. Starting from left the first tap on button encountered will be the dialing widget/application, through this feature we can easily dial any number we want as the application makes a dialing pad to open up whenever this is pressed. This application also features all the call log of the phone and has a link to the contacts menu as well.
10. Beside the dialing button is the menu button; this practically is the most important feature of the android device itself as this functionality allows a user to go into the menu of the android device. The menu has all the applications that are installed in the Google android device and as such is the key to navigating through the phone. On most android phones the menu has all Google apps such as Gmail, Google Maps, Google Navigation, and YouTube while there are also many other apps such as Facebook and twitter. The Menu screen also features the settings panel which is the heart of the Google android system. Through the Settings panel a user can change his applications, set the time, change the theme and sync data back and forth between his Gmail contact and phone contact.
11. The menu screen also showcases the built in Google Android browser and through this the World Wide Web can be easily be accessed. This button is the last on screen tap button with the menu and dialing ones and hence also a key feature in the android phone/device.