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Ted and Judy’s Android Adventures: Chapter 2: It’s a Phone!

Happy New Year to all my readers – please feel free to spread the word about this blog!

One of the most amazing things about the Galaxy S4 is that it is a cell phone! One can get lost in all the other features, but you can actually make and receive phone calls (and text messages) on this device!

Some nice features:

  • When bringing up the keypad, the phone buttons are nice and large.
  • If a phone number appears on a web page or in an app, you can sometimes click on the phone number and the phone-call app will come up and you can call that number (eliminating the need for cut-and-paste)
  • The contact list was automatically built (being that Android is by Google, it grabbed my Gmail contacts). It also appeared to pull in my Facebook contacts too – in fact, one of my hardest ongoing jobs is removing duplicate contacts, and contacts I would never call or text in real life.
  • The recent-call feature is very nice – you can just click on an item in the list, then call that number.

One gripe – the battery drains down quite often – right now, I am using home and car chargers, but I may add one of those charger packs to our equipment list.

Next up: Apps

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