Former Writer · Mar 26, 2012 at 03:30 am

Samsung Galaxy S II Gets Driving Mode Widget

Cell phone usage while driving is understandably a hot topic. Many users want to remain connected, or simply access their device’s GPS navigation, but dealing with cumbersome buttons while driving is more than a little risky. With this in mind that Android, major OEMs often bundle driving-optimized layouts and voice control capabilities.

For those who don’t know, Driving Mode is a safety feature that makes most of the functions on your phone much more car-friendly. However, Driving Mode isn’t always the easiest thing to access. Most times you have to select it in settings, open an app in the app drawer,  or activate it using Vlingo on the Samsung Galaxy S II. For XDA Forum Member hirak99, that just wasn’t enough.

Have been looking for a stand alone widget for this for a long time but didn’t find any. Hence I made one… a widget that allows you to switch Driving Mode on/off with a touch.

The widget, intended for those who don’t want to use the other methods or have uninstalled Vlingo, is a simple 1×1 widget that toggles Driving Mode. Accessing Driving Mode is now simple and efficient. The widget is currently only available for Samsung Galaxy S II users.

Those looking to get started should head to the original thread. Remember to always practice safe driving!


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