Nexus S 4G from Google is the first Nexus S built to run on the 4G network and offers a variety of features to keep you connected and entertained. Check out these simple tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your Nexus S 4G.
Recently Used Tasks
Opening Recently Used Tasks
Quickly open recently visited applications and features by touching and holding the Home key to launch the Recent menu. Touch the app icon to go to that app.
Picasa™ Auto-sync: Thanks to Gingerbread, photos captured by the phone’s camera are automatically synced to the user’s Picasa web account, which frees up storage space on the camera and provides a secure backup for photos.
Using Both Cameras: Two cameras—one rear-facing and one front-facing—let the user capture snapshots, videos, and self-portraits. The rear camera offers 5.0 megapixel resolution, video recording, and an LED flash. The front-facing VGA camera supports video chatting and still photography, such as self-portraits.
Switching Between Back and Front Cameras: While in the Camera application, touch the second icon from the top in the on-screen tool menu to switch between the front and back cameras.
Nexus S 4G users are on the cutting edge of NFC (near-field communications) technology in the United States. The Nexus S 4G can be used to retrieve information “tags” such as a URL, phone number, text, and more from any item with an NFC chip. To capture this info, simply place the back of the phone within a few inches of the object. The tag is automatically stored in the Tags app (located in the Menu) for later use.
An Improved YouTube App
With Gingerbread, the YouTube experience has been enhanced for easier use. Improvements include a personalized Home screen feed, in-page playback, and the ability to rotate the phone to activate full-screen mode. These features couple well with Sprint’s high-speed network and the phone’s fast processor for a more satisfying entertainment experience.
Google Maps™ Integration
Google Maps is more functional than ever, with 3D technology and integrated support for Google Places™, Google Latitude™, and Navigation. Users can touch the location button to quickly find themselves on a map, or tilt and rotate the onscreen map for a 3D view. Discover local businesses through Places; walk, drive, bike, or take public transit with directions from Navigation; and see where friends are with Latitude.
Adding App Shortcuts to the Home Screen: Along with widgets, folders, and pre-loaded shortcuts, any application available in the Menu can become a Home screen shortcut. To add an application shortcut to a Home screen, touch and hold the App icon and then drop it into place.
The Power Control Widget: This is a handy tool for managing several important functions at once, right from the Home screen. With the widget, users can control Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, GPS, and Sync, and adjust screen brightness. Add this widget by touching and holding a blank area on the Home screen, and then selecting Widgets > Power Control.
Better Text Selection with Gingerbread: Among its many benefits, Android™ 2.3—also called Gingerbread—offers an improved copy and paste function with one-touch word selection.
The Updated Android™ Keyboard: The newest version of Android offers an updated on-screen keyboard with more space between the keys and a larger font. The keyboard also speeds up word input by suggesting previously typed words, and learning additional words the more the customer uses it. Finally, the updated keyboard supports multi-touch so that special characters can be entered without switching to a separate keyboard.
Viewing Google Earth™: On the Nexus S 4G, users can enjoy the 3D imagery and terrain with the mobile version of Google Earth. Interact with on-screen environments through panning, tilting, and zooming, and easily “fly” to the phone’s current location with one touch. To use Google Earth, touch Menu > Earth.
The Benefits of Google Voice™: Google Voice allows users to screen, block, and record calls, as well as manage six devices with one Sprint phone number. Access Google Voice by touching Menu > Voice.
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