Welcome to Android #2: Intro to Widgets [VIDEO]


Widgets are one the biggest features in Android we take for granted. It seems like we dont need them, but take them away and your phone just doesnt feel the same.

What are Widgets?

Widgets are…

  1. Live updating objects on your home screen.
  2. Ability to use an application without having to open the application.
  3. Quick toggles to manage different radios (WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS), sound preferences, and more

How to Apply Widgets

  1. Long press on home screen.
  2. Select “Widgets.”
  3. Choose your widget from the list.

How to Remove Widgets

  1. Long press on the widget.
  2. Drag it to the garbage can (i.e.  the same process as removing application shortcuts).

How to Get More Widgets

  1. Open the Market.
  2. Search “Widgets,” or select “apps” then scroll down to the Widgets category.
  3. Download the widget you like.
  4. Then just apply the widget with the steps above.

*Some widgets WILL drain battery life so be aware that you may experience less battery life than usual.

**Not all widgets will work with all Android devices.

Still need some help? Watch the video tutorial.


Want to watch the whole series of tips in video format? Click here.


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Phil Esposito is a 17 year old Android advocate. His reviews and articles have been showcased on multiple technology sites across the web. Besides written reviews, Phil specializes in video production and incorporates videos into his articles whenever he gets the chance.

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  1. cristian
    June 09, 22:50 Reply

    cool video but i have  android 1.5 please give me a bluetooth apk i try with softmedia but dont work my cel is samsung 15700 my email  [email protected]

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