Android Phones For Dummies

Android Phones For Dummies

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By (author) Dan Gookin

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 229mm x 20mm | 644g
  • Publication date: 13 May 2014
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 111872030X
  • ISBN 13: 9781118720301
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 81,582

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A colorful guide to make your Android phone do your bidding The popularity of Android phones is simply exploding, so it's a perfect time for popular For Dummies author Dan Gookin to update his bestselling guide to all things Android phones. From setup and configuration to taking advantage of the latest amazing Android features, this practical resource is designed to make new Android users comfortable and to help veterans get the more out of their Android phone. Covering features that are common to the most popular Android phones, this book walks you through the basics of making calls, using the touchscreen, sending e-mails and texts, browsing the Internet, using the camera, staying in touch with social media, and so much more. Includes the Android essentials such as texting, e-mailing, accessing the Internet, using maps, taking photos, recording video, synching with a PC, troubleshooting, and more Shows how to expand your phone's potential with the latest apps, music, movies, e-books, TV shows, and games available from Google Play Covers Android smartphones from leading manufactures including HTC, Samsung, Motorola, Nokia, and LG to name a few Android Phones For Dummies, 2nd Edition is your one-stop guide to getting things done and learning the ins and outs of your Android smartphone.

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Author information

Dan Gookin wrote the very first For Dummies book in 1991 and now has more than 11 million copies of books in print. The author of several bestsellers, Gookin enjoys worldwide success with books that have been translated into 32 languages. He is also the author of Android Tablets For Dummies.

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"Learn to: "Set up your phone, get connected, and start browsingShoot photos and video, play games, and listen to musicKeep in touch using e-mail, texting, and social mediaAn updated edition of the bestselling guide to Android phonesFrom setup and configuration to taking advantage of the latest features, this friendly guide helps you get the most out of your Android smartphone. It walks you through the basics of making calls, sending e-mails and texts, browsing the Internet, using the camera, staying in touch through social media, making the most of Android apps, and more.Hello, phone -- take a tour of your Android's basic operations, complete your home screen chores, and learn to manipulate the touchscreenKeyboard mania -- find hands-on instructions that will have you typing quickly with predictive text, accessing special characters, and adding gesturesRing-a-ling -- get to know your phone's features and capabilities, from dialing tricks to forwarding calls and having fun trying out different ringtonesMsg 4U -- keep in touch with texting apps, multimedia messages, e-mail, social media sites, and text, voice, and video chatOpen the book and find: The wonderful world of appsHow to cut, copy, and paste textThe scoop on Google Voice typingSteps for searching contacts and accessing the address bookThe perils and joys of downloadingInfo on using maps and navigationThe lowdown on pictures and videosHow to listen to music on your Android phoneTips on using a USB connection to synchronize your stuff

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Your Own Android 7 Chapter 1: Have a Little Android 9 Chapter 2: Initial Android Duties 25 Chapter 3: The Android Tour 35 Chapter 4: Text to Type, Text to Edit 53 Part II: The Phone Part 67 Chapter 5: It's a Telephone 69 Chapter 6: More Telephone Things 85 Chapter 7: Leave Your Message at the Tone 97 Part III: Stay Connected 105 Chapter 8: The Address Book 107 Chapter 9: Text Messaging Mania 123 Chapter 10: E-Mail This and That 133 Chapter 11: Out on the Web 147 Chapter 12: Your Digital Social Life 159 Chapter 13: Text, Voice, and Video Chat 171 Part IV: Amazing Phone Feats 183 Chapter 14: There's a Map for That 185 Chapter 15: Pics and Vids 199 Chapter 16: O Sweet Music! 213 Chapter 17: Apps Various and Sundry 227 Chapter 18: More Apps 241 Part V: Nuts and Bolts 253 Chapter 19: No Wires, Ever! 255 Chapter 20: Connect, Store, Share 269 Chapter 21: On the Road Again 281 Chapter 22: Customize and Configure 289 Chapter 23: Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Help 307 Part VI: The Part of Tens 319 Chapter 24: Ten Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts 321 Chapter 25: Ten Things to Remember 331 Index 337