Verizon DROID Apps
Nov 5, 2009 8:33 AM –
Part 1 of 2 (see Part 2 here DROID Apps) aimed at new Verizon customers who just picked up that sweet Motorola phone called DROID. Now that you’ve ripped everything open and playing with your new toy… you’ll want to see what it can do, so we’ll focus on the built-in Google apps that are simply amazing!
You’ll have an advantage over the rest of the cellular carriers as the phone debuts with the last Android version OS release, Version 2.0 which has goodies like native Exchange email support, multiple email account sync, and integrated contacts (phone, email, Facebook, Twitter all associated with one person). Another wing up you’ll have is Google Maps Navigation (what has GPS makers livid) as Google is offering turn-by-turn directions on it’s prized Google Maps platform free (and you don’t have to pay for Verizon’s proprietary version). Do check out Compass Mode in StreetView for cool augmented reality as well as upgraded maps to include public transit and walking directions.
For social networking, there’s a slightly improved Facebook app Google created which you can integrate Facebook contact numbers and photos to your address book. The web browser has been upgraded and includes Adobe Flash 10 support (but you wont see it until Adobe officially releases it).
Back on the hardware side a bit; the vivid 480 x 854 screen will make any app or photo pop, the 5 megapixel camera with led flash with make photos more vibrant when sharing, and you won’t have to scour eBay looking for USB to 3.5mm headphone jacks like I did with HTC phones.
Go… enjoy and tell us in the comments about the phone!