Android Atlas Weekly 4: Flash for Android is officially here (podcast)

Flash for Android is released, AT&T's love/hate robot relationship, and a new slate of Motorola Droid offerings. Plus voice navigation tips, and a review of Google Voice. All that and more on this week's edition of the Android Atlas Weekly.

Flash for Android is released, AT&T's love/hate robot relationship, and a new slate of Motorola Droid offerings. Plus voice navigation tips, and a review of Google Voice. All that and more on this week's edition of the Android Atlas Weekly.

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EPISODE 4

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App of the week

Tip of the week
Voice commands on Android 2.0+

  • Long press the Magnifying glass softbutton on your Android phone.
  • Say "Navigate to ADDRESS/CITY/LANDMARK"

  • Say "Map ADDRESS/CITY/LANDMARK"

  • Say "Call NAME HOME/MOBILE/WORK"

  • Say "pretty much anything else" = Google Search

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Hey Folks,

First, Great job! I'm an avid CNET (and Android) fan and am very excited about this droid specific podcast.

I just finished listening to episode 2 and heard your discussion about how difficult it is to copy/paste with the virtual keyboard. I don't know if this works globally or just on specific apps but try this:

1. Open up the stock email app and compose a new email.
2. Type a few characters in the subject line and then long-press.

On my MotoDroid running v2.1 i get a context menu with [Select all, Select text, Cut all, Copy all, Past, and Input method.]

It seems to work with all of the typical apps I use: messaging, corporate mail, etc. A long-press on the web-browser search bar gives you a ""copy all"" but they call it ""Copy page url"" But you're absolutely right about selecting text from a webpage, that's a bit of work.

I find the long-press intuitive and very nicely-done and wondered if you were aware since no-one mentioned it in contrast to the keyboard shortcuts ... (which I didn't know about and very much appreciate the tip!)

Thanks for the great show!
Jason in Spokane, Washington

 

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