Google Android Phones are mobile devices powered by a Google operating system. They are different from other mobile devices because they allow for open source programming. Open source programming allows users to develop programming software for use on the device. These programs can range from games for entertainment purposes to helpful application to help manage daily tasks.
All of the applications can be accessed through the Google Android Market.There are thousands of free and paid applications, with the amount growing daily. All of the paid applications can be purchased using Google Checkout.Since the device is powered by Google it offers access to popular Google applications such as; Google Earth, Google Latitude, Google Sky, YouTube, Gmail, Google Translate and several others. Most of the Google Android devices offer up to 5 Mega Pixel cameras and the capability to upload videos directly to YouTube.
There are currently a number of Android handsets running different software versions including, the Eclair and Cupcake updates. Since the release of the first Android phone with T-Mobile, Android devices have increased in popularity due to being a fully customizable and user friendly interface. All of the Google Android devices offer a full touch screen device with either a full or virtual QWERTY keyboard. Google is now providing Android devices for Verizon Wireless as well as Sprint.
Creating and managing contacts for Android devices is very simple since the phone is powered by Google. Here are the things needed to complete this task:
1. Google Android device
2. Active Gmail account
3. List of phone contacts
Log in to your Gmail account
First you will need to log into the Gmail account. Once logged in select the contact link on the left hand side of the screen.Clicking on the link will take you to the contact management area. in the upper left hand side of the screen there will be a plus sign icon. Click on this icon to create a new contact. Input all of the contact information and once finished click the save link. Repeat this process until all of the contacts needed have been saved.
Next from your active Android device log into the Gmail account where the contacts are stored. Once logged in go to the main menu on the device and select the contacts icon. Under contacts select the menu/options icon to bring up a list of available options. Under this list you will see an option for accounts. Select accounts, this will bring up all of the active e-mail accounts set up on the phone. Under the list of e-mail accounts select the Gmail account. Once the account is selected turn on the sync contacts option.
Now that the account is synced with the phone all of the contacts will be transferred to the device.
Syncing your contacts with your Android phone
Syncing your Gmail account to your Google Android device is the easiest way to maintain your contacts. It allows you to have a backup of all of the contacts in the device stored within the Gmail system. This is extremely helpful in cases of lost, stolen or damaged phones. With standard phones the only way to retrieve contacts is through the device itself. With the Google Android phone the device is not need to restore the contacts. Once the email account is registered in the replacement device the contacts can be retrieved following the same easy steps. Also once the device is synced with Gmail, any new phone contacts that are placed directly on the phone will be saved to the Gmail account automatically.
The easy and intuitive nature of the phone is one of the reasons that more and more wireless users are considering Google Android Devices the perfect device for them. The Google Android devices allow the user to have the synching capabilities of a traditional PDA/Smart device with a simple to use interface.To prove this Verizon has positioned their new Google Android phone, the Motorola Droid, as a phone that “Does” in a world of Doesn’t. With the introduction of even more Android devices, manufacturers such as Palm and Blackberry are trying to find ways to keep up with and surpass the Google Android devices.