Android Tablets For Dummies

Android Tablets For Dummies

Paperback For Dummies

By (author) Dan Gookin

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 231mm x 18mm | 726g
  • Publication date: 26 April 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 111854319X
  • ISBN 13: 9781118543191
  • Sales rank: 89,154

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Get the most out of your Android tablet with this full-color reference. Whether you are one of the millions who already have an Android tablet, or you are interested in joining the masses with a first-time purchase, this friendly guide is perfect for you! Written by the ultimate For Dummies author Dan Gookin, this funny-but-informative book introduces you to the features of all Android tablets and details the nuances of what makes a tablet more than a smartphone yet different than a computer. You'll discover how to browse the web on your tablet, get organized with a digital calendar, enjoy music and books, use the camera, access social networks, watch video, and more. It helps you choose the right apps for all your interests out of the thousands of apps that are available for the Android platform. It covers all Android tablets, from popular favorites like the Kindle Fire HD, NOOK HD, and Google Nexus to devices from other manufacturers like Samsung, Asus, Motorola, and others. It walks you through maintenance and common troubleshooting tips. Packed with invaluable information on everything from typing and editing text to customizing and personalizing your tablet, "Android Tablets For Dummies" gets you off the ground running with your Android tablet!

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Dan Gookin wrote the original For Dummies book in 1991, launching the series. He enjoys worldwide success with more than 11 million copies of his books in print, translated into 32 languages. Among Dan's bestsellers are Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 For Dummies and Nexus 7 For Dummies . Visit him at wambooli.com.

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Learn to: Navigate the touchscreen, surf the web, and manage e-mailRead e-books, play games and music, and watch videosUpdate your social media sites and use the built-in cameraIN FULL COLOR!Welcome, Android! Here's Dan Gookin's guide to making the most of your terrific tabletRemember all those science fiction movies about how one day, you'd have a robot to assist you? Well, it's not a robot -- it's an Android. And with Dan Gookin's helpful advice, you can train it to do your bidding. Learn how to talk to it, use the navigation system, text, send e-mail, take photos, video chat, create and print documents, and much more.A tasty tablet" -- find out whether yours is the Ice Cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean operating system and how to set it upIt's touching -- use the touchscreen to tap apps, type text, browse the web, check your e-mail, and update your social mediaCan we talk? -- explore Google Talk, set up a Skype account, and video chat with friends anywhereAll the things it is -- locate businesses, take photos and video, manage your pictures, play music, enjoy a game, and update your calendarHit the road -- learn how to prepare your tablet for travel, protect it, and secure your data on the go"Open the book and find: How and why to set up a Google accountWhy your tablet needs a homeTips for using the address bookWeb browsing adviceHow your tablet can tell you where you areWi-Fi and cellular pros and consWays to keep your Android tablet happyHow to use your tablet for phone calls and video chatsSolutions to common problemsTen fantastic free apps

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Android Tablets 7 Chapter 1: That Out-of-the-Box Experience 9 Chapter 2: Android Tablet On and Off 19 Chapter 3: How the Tablet Works 31 Chapter 4: Creating and Editing Text 45 Part II: Stay in Touch 57 Chapter 5: All Your Friends 59 Chapter 6: You've Got E-Mail 71 Chapter 7: Tablet Web Browsing 85 Chapter 8: Digital Social Life 97 Chapter 9: Like a Phone Does 107 Part III: Omni Tablet 121 Chapter 10: There's a Map for That 123 Chapter 11: Everyone Say, "Cheese!" 137 Chapter 12: Digital Photo Album 147 Chapter 13: Music, Music, Music 161 Chapter 14: Other Amazing Feats 175 Chapter 15: More Apps 189 Part IV: Nuts and Bolts 199 Chapter 16: It's a Wireless Life 201 Chapter 17: Connect, Share, and Store 215 Chapter 18: On the Road 227 Chapter 19: Customize Your Android Tablet 233 Chapter 20: Maintenance and Troubleshooting 247 Part V: The Part of Tens 259 Chapter 21: Ten Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts 261 Chapter 22: Ten Things to Remember 269 Chapter 23: Ten Great Free Apps 275 Index 281