Android Tablets For Dummies

Android Tablets For Dummies

Paperback For Dummies (Computers)

By (author) Dan Gookin

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 231mm x 18mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 4 July 2014
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118874013
  • ISBN 13: 9781118874011
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (colour)
  • Sales rank: 65,420

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Make your Android do your bidding with help from bestsellingauthor Dan Gookin Congratulations on your new Android tablet! Whether you're newto Android or new to tablets altogether, you're about to experiencemobile computing like never before with this fun, full-color guide.Written in the trademark For Dummies style, thislight-hearted reference takes a look at those features common toall Android tablets and all the amazing things your Android tabletcan do for you. Longtime For Dummies author Dan Gookin walks you throughsetting up your tablet, navigating the interface, browsing the web,setting up e-mail, connecting to social media, and finding plentyof apps, music, books, and movies to indulge all yourinterests. * Covers all Android tablets from popular favorites likethe Samsung Galaxy Tab and Nexus to devices from othermanufacturers like Asus, Coby, Motorola, and more andexplores the features native to all Android tablets, regardless ofmaker * Explains how to customize your tablet, set up a Google account,connect with Wi-Fi, and choose the right apps for your personalizedexperience * Shows you how to shoot and share photos, make video calls, usenavigation tools, play music, enjoy movies and TV shows, maintainyour schedule, and more * Includes helpful maintenance and troubleshooting tips to keepyour Android up and running If you're eager to learn the ins and outs of your Androiddevice, Android Tablets For Dummies, 2nd Edition is yourgo-to-guide to all things Android.

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Dan Gookin, who wrote the very first For Dummies book,enjoys worldwide success as the author of several bestsellers. Heis the author of Samsung Galaxy Tabs For Dummies, Nexus TabletsFor Dummies, Word 2013 For Dummies, and Android Phones ForDummies.

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"Learn to: " Set up your tablet, configure the Home screen, and get connected Surf the web, use e-mail, text and video chat, and keep in touch with social media Have fun with photos, video, games, eBooks, music, movies, and more Learn all you need to know about your Android tablet from bestselling author Dan Gookin! Whether you're new to Android or tablets altogether, you're about to experience mobile computing like never before! You'll discover how to set up your tablet, navigate the interface, stay connected with social media, utilize the latest apps, keep on top of books and music, and much more. So what are you waiting for? It's all inside this handy reference! Greetings, Android tablet -- liberate your Android from its box and get familiar with its basic functions, like typing, swiping, and creating and editing text Touch base -- set up your e-mail accounts, connect to Facebook and Twitter, and use text and video chat to stay in touch with friends Amazing feats -- unlock more of your Android tablet's cool capabilities, like using maps, taking and organizing photos, and listening to music The nuts and bolts -- find out how to connect to a Wi-Fi network, swap and share files between your Android tablet and a computer, and set up security features Open the book and find: Tips on how to review and understand common Android icons Tablet Web browsing tips and secrets How to stay connected with social media Tips for taking and editing photos Ways to explore useful and free apps How to troubleshoot your Android tablet Strategies to squeeze every ounce of power from the battery

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: The Android Tablet Thing 7 Chapter 1: That Out-of-the-Box Experience 9 Chapter 2: Android Tablet On and Off 21 Chapter 3: How Android Tablets Work 33 Chapter 4: Creating and Editing Text 49 Part II: Stay in Touch 63 Chapter 5: All Your Friends 65 Chapter 6: You ve Got E-Mail 79 Chapter 7: Tablet Web Browsing 93 Chapter 8: Digital Social Life 105 Chapter 9: Text Chat, Video Chat, and Phone Calls 115 Part III: Omni Tablet 127 Chapter 10: There s a Map for That 129 Chapter 11: Everyone Say Cheese! 145 Chapter 12: Image Management and Madness 159 Chapter 13: Music, Music, Music 175 Chapter 14: Amazing Tablet Feats 189 Chapter 15: More Apps 203 Part IV: Nuts and Bolts 217 Chapter 16: It s a Wireless Life 219 Chapter 17: Connect, Share, and Store 233 Chapter 18: On the Road 247 Chapter 19: Customize Your Android Tablet 253 Chapter 20: Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Help 271 Part V: The Part of Tens 285 Chapter 21: Ten Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts 287 Chapter 22: Ten Things to Remember 297 Chapter 23: Ten Great Free Apps 303 Index 307