Droid : Icons Have Come a Great Distance

It used to be, you had three to 5 icons on your mobile phone to tell you everything that is taking place with your cellular world. Today there is amplitude of icons, and at the forefront are the iPhone and the Verizon Droid.

Now you can see not only voicemail as an icon, but if you missed a call, if there’s a call on hold, new voicemail or new e-mail message. You may know if there’s an issue with your SMS or MMS delivery, if there is new instant message, if information is syncing or if a song is playing on your telephone. The Droid and the icons it has onboard reflect the new smartphone technology.

If the ringer is off in silent mode or if the speakerphone is on – there is a separate icon for it. You can tell if there is a call on hold, if the call is forwarded or if there us a calling progress. It will also tell you if GPS is enabled and if it is working.

The Droid icons are smooth, straightforward to identify and tend to convey what they mean in a comparatively nice display that allows for ease in understanding. The Droid wants this level of icons because it does so much. It has got a plane mode where wireless services are automatically set to off.

All these icons are show in the standing bar on the apex of the Droid. Of course, you get the common icons, but there are icons for pending Notifications and Messages. This indicates that all of the calls, text messages and new mails are all shown in this section. They will be there till you take care of them. This is excellent for when you are away from your cell telephone.

The Droid doesn’t give audio reminders, but it is doing give you plenty of icons and a green blinking light which will activate the status bar so that you can look after any pending actions that are shown by the varied icon notices. All you need to do then is activate your Droid and touch the specific icon that fits with an action. You can then deal with it.

For as cool as the Droid is, often it has to be rebooted. You can tell when this is occurring when the translucent wheel icon starts spinning nonstop. You will need to use the Advance Task Killer if you have it, and can use it. There are different types icons for varied services and apps. Everything from apps to actions to take, Droid icons are easy-to-read and pretty clear cut.

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