1. bigbadwulff's Avatar
    Don't know if it's for the Storm, but:

    Why would you want to clutter your screen up with junk? The greatest thing about the Storm is it's uncluttered screen/interface/ease of use.
    07-21-10 08:19 AM
  2. fecurtis's Avatar
    Don't know if it's for the Storm, but:

    Why would you want to clutter your screen up with junk? The greatest thing about the Storm is it's uncluttered screen/interface/ease of use.
    I agree, besides, the point of the Android interface is to be able to customize the homescreen anyway with various widgets, you can control how cluttered or clean it looks. I too dislike the cluttered look of widgets that you probably don't even really look at.

    You could just add a bunch of shortcuts that you use a lot (which is what I do, with the occasional widget simply showing me the latest news headlines).
    07-21-10 09:45 AM
  3. bigbadwulff's Avatar
    Someone explain this "widget" thing to me. Is this anything more than an icon?
    07-21-10 01:32 PM
  4. aboutDbuzz's Avatar
    Someone explain this "widget" thing to me. Is this anything more than an icon?
    I widget is a 'live' icon that changes and updates things.
    Like BerryWeather or WeatherBug on your Storm, on Android OS and WebOS, you can place a widget that automatically displays Facebook or Twitter feeds without opening an app. News and weather widgets are also very common. You can also have widgets that serve as shortcuts to certain functions (e.g. toggling Bluetooth off and on).
    07-21-10 01:51 PM
  5. bigbadwulff's Avatar
    Thanks. Something to eat up data and cause all of us to pay more for data plans ....................basically
    07-21-10 02:21 PM
  6. fecurtis's Avatar
    Thanks. Something to eat up data and cause all of us to pay more for data plans ....................basically
    Haha yes if there was a widget that randomly played HD movies 24 hours a day.
    07-21-10 03:35 PM
  7. titusilvering's Avatar
    You can setup all the droids in star wars all over your screen to make the droid phone a real droid look.
    07-21-10 03:42 PM
  8. aboutDbuzz's Avatar
    Thanks. Something to eat up data and cause all of us to pay more for data plans ....................basically
    Not completely true. It depends on the type of widget or its actions. Widget conserve power. As you may already know, more power is expended a device during launch and shutdown, than an actual operation. A widget prevents that from happening since you get your action right away without relaunching the app/service.
    On the contrary, constantly updating widgets that uses location based service may take hit on the battery life.
    07-21-10 04:05 PM
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