Droid : Icons Have Come a Great Distance

It used to be, you had 3 to five icons on your cell phone to tell you everything that is occuring with your cellular world. Nowadays 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 email message. You’ll know if there’s a problem with your SMS or MMS delivery, if there is new instant message, if info is syncing or if a song is playing on your phone. 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 have a tendency to convey what they mean in a relatively nice show that allows for ease in understanding. The Droid needs this level of icons because it does so much. It’s got a plane mode where wireless services are instantly set to off.

All these icons are show in the standing bar on the apex of the Droid. Naturally, you get the usual icons, but there also are icons for outstanding Notifications and Messages. This suggests that all of the calls, text messages and new e-mails are all shown in this section. They will be there until you look after them. This is great for when you are away from your cell-phone.

The Droid doesn’t give audio reminders, but it does give you lots of icons and a green blinking light which will turn on the status bar so you can look after any outstanding actions that are shown by the assorted icon notices. All that you need to do then is turn on your Droid and touch the express icon that fits with an action. You can then fix it.

For as cool as the Droid is, occasionally it needs to be rebooted. You can tell when this is occurring when the see-through wheel icon starts spinning non-stop. 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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