This is gonna be long if I have to type out the whole thing, so I’ll just do a summary. I think this video is quite detailed, (sometimes backtracking as I remember secondary things), so I don’t wanna waste too much time, both my own, and yours, the reader.
Apparently it was too long for YouTube so they rejected my upload. I’ve had to split the video in 2. The first part covers Accounts, Facebook, Twitter and part of Settings, and the second completes the review of settings.
First we have accounts, which is a simple and handy app that manages the accounts that have been integrated into the N9. This app lets you adjust the settings pertaining to the account that you have enabled, such as contact integration for Skype and Facebook, or displaying your tweets in the Events homescreen.
Availability can be changed by tapping the status menu, and selecting availability. All can be put online, offline, or you can adjust individual networks. It’s so simple.
Facebook is quite well designed, although I found it to be a little bit laggy. The functionality of it definitely matched that of the iPhone, but I’m not sure if I prefer it over fMobi. The chat and notification implementation is definitely something I was personally looking forward to, and it delivered in my opinion. If there wasn’t that lag towards the beginning, I think I would have enjoyed the whole experience a lot more.
The Twitter client is amazing. Very responsive, very clean UI and still resembles the desktop version of Twitter, something that I believe is essential when creating a Mobile App of a Social Network. The toolbar at the bottom gives you quick access to tweets, mentions, direct messaging and also trending topics/searches. The integration of your Twitter feed into the Events homescreen is definitely something I like.
Finally, we come to settings. I know this is long, and I apologise. There was a lot of stuff I wanted to cover. I do regret not filming it separately. The N9 features a flight mode, disabling all connections so the device can be used to play games, listen to music and watch videos on a plane.
Quick access to Internet connections is also present, as well as allowing you to easily switch from WLAN to Mobile data and back seamlessly. A feature I like is the data counter, with the ability to notify you when you reach a pre-determined limit. Good for those without unlimited data plans.
I won’t go into the other stuff, but I’ll talk about Wallpapers because I forgot to mention this in the video. Changing of the wallpaper is not limited to the Settings menu. You can use any image as your wallpaper, straight from the gallery. Simply hit the options button, and select “Set as Wallpaper”. You can even crop the image!
Sorry about the rushed post, a lot to cover from this video, but I didn’t want to waste your time when the large majority of it comes through in the video. If you need clarification of anything in this video, or others, leave a comment.