Google IO 2016 Coverage

Motorola Droid Bionic gets benchmarked, shows impressive numbers


At CES 2011, talkandroid was there and got to play with the impressive Motorola Droid Bionic. It is a sweet little device, as you can tell in our Hands-On video here. To add to it’s awesomeness, some others got to run some benchmarks on it, and not surprisingly, it put up some kick butt numbers in comparison to other “top devices” currently on the market as you can see below.


There’s many tools out there to benchmark an Android device, but Quadrant seems to be the favorite, scoring the Droid Bionic 2284 putting it well above other previously released Android smartphones.
Check the full test video from CES below.

Tips, tricks and tutorials: Getting started with your new Android phone

So, you opened up that present on Christmas, and found a brand new, shiny Android phone inside. Sure, you kissed them on the cheek and told them it’s everything you’ve ever wanted, but now what? Fortunately, we’re here to help you out in getting started with your awesome new smartphone.

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Pro tip: Setup voicemail on Epic 4G

Voicemail, it’s one of those things that you setup when you first get your phone and that’s it. But what if you want to change your voicemail message or change how your name appears to people who receive your messages? Good luck finding it in that manual you threw away.

But setting up or making changes to your voicemail settings is actually really simple. From the home screen, tap Menu > Settings > Call Settings > Voicemail Settings

Once there you’ll be greeted with the screen above. From here you can change how your notified of voicemails, if you want your contacts’ pictures to be shown, speakerphone on/off, voicemail greeting, from name, check for voicemail software upgrades and the ever exciting about voicemail.

So there you have it, it’s a very simple tip, but one that I think that a lot of people will find useful.

Pro tip: Sprint Epic 4G keyboard shortcuts

Hey all you Epic 4G owners, we’re sure you’ve been so busy caught up with your front facing camera and LED flash that you haven’t had time to dig through your phones settings. Fear not though, for this tip will help you navigate through your phone faster than ever.

Just like there are keyboard shortcuts on actual computer’s, your Epic keyboard has them to. In order to see what they all are (and customize them for yourself) then go here (from home screen) Menu > Settings > Applications > Quick Launch

Once there you’ll be greeted with the screen above. The screen shows you some of the default shortcuts, as well as the ones “empty” ones that are left for you to customize to launch whatever apps you want. Here are the default shortcuts if you’re interested (Note “search” equals the magnifying glass):


Pretty cool huh? But don’t worry, if you’re not happy with the default shortcuts, you can change those as well, so you’re not stuck having Search+ p launching your music.

If you’ve got some more great tips for the Epic 4G, let us know in the comments!