I am addicted to my Droid phone. It may sound hokey, but it has really changed my life. Droid phones are based on the Google Android operating system. There is an Android Marketplace where applications (apps) may be downloaded. These apps include programs for serious use as well as fun.
With my Droid I read books from the Library, keep up with the news, listen to books from the Library, send/receive eMail & Text messages, keep up with my calendar, organize contacts, navigate in the dark with the flashlight, monitor Facebook & Twitter, keep travel plans organized, decide what to wear based on the weather forecast, navigate to new places, learn about places I want to travel to, and wake up with the alarm clock. I used to be able to monitor where my family members were (or at least where their phones were) but they figured out how to block that … oh well. Bottom line, my Droid is a great tool that easily transitioned into my daily life.
A lot of what I learned about my Droid I picked up through experimentation, watching others, or handing the phone to my kids for assistance (duh, Mom!). I’m a Digital Immigrant – I didn’t grow up with computers and most of my computer knowledge comes through personal and on-the-job training. Digital Immigrants approach technology very differently from Digital Natives. Digital Natives don’t remember and can’t comprehend a life without computers and devices.
I don’t usually read non-fiction books but I’m so enamored with my Droid I decided to give this book a try … and I loved it! I learned about navigating within the Droid, organizing, shortcuts, tools, apps, and keeping it running smoothly. Engadget is predicting an Android invasion in March with the release of many new Android tablets. I’m ready … so if any of my family members are reading this, please remember that my birthday is just around the corner (I can always dream anyway …)