Continuing with suggestions for ways to customize your Android smart phone to your preferences, here are the final four:
7. Add Dolphin Browser
I’ve tried several browsers on my Verizon Droid. The built-in one was okay until I tried Dolphin. I’m never going back. With its tabbed browsing, gesture-driven commands and multi-touch zooming . . . well, it’s simply a quality app. It should be the inspiration for quality for programmers aspiring to deliver something useful rather than half-baked apps that waste millions of hours every year.
8. Set Custom Ringtones for Incoming Calls
Whether it is your wife, husband, boss, bookie or most special client, you can easily set a custom ringtone.
Choose the person from your phone Contact List, press the Menu button, tap Options, then select a Ringtone.
Hello, Dear. Yes, I knew it was you by the way my telephone sweetly sang. Of course, I’ll remember to pick up lettuce on the way home.
9. Send Annoying Callers to Voice Mail
While most of us would like to blow an air horn at some annoying callers, the next best way to avoid interruptions is to send them directly to voice mail. You can deal with them (if at all) after finishing your priority task. Follow the same steps as above to get to the Options screen, then check Incoming Calls to Voicemail.
10. Use Keyboard Shortcuts
For a list, check out PC World’s special Android Shortcuts page.