Android Phones For Dummies

Android Phones For Dummies

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This title contains everything you need to know about your Android smartphone in full color. Eager to learn the ins and outs of your exciting, new Android phone? Then this is the book you need! Written in the typical fun and friendly "For Dummies" style, this full-color guide covers the basics of all the features of Android phones without weighing you down with heavy technical terms or jargon. Veteran world-renowned author Dan Gookin walks you through everything from getting started with setup and configuration to making the most of your phone's potential with texting, e-mailing, accessing the Internet and social networking sites, using the camera, synching with a PC, downloading apps, and more. It covers all the details of the operating system that applies to every Android phone, including Motorola Droids, HTC devices, Samsung Galaxy S phones, to name a few. It walks you through basic phone operations while also encouraging you to explore your phone's full potential. It serves as an ideal guide to an inexperienced Android newbie who is enthusiastic about getting a handle on everything an Android phone can do. "Android Phones For Dummies" helps you get smarter with your Android more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 185.42 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 680.39g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • Illustrations (chiefly col.), col. ports.
  • 1118169522
  • 9781118169520
  • 280,859

About Dan Gookin

Dan Gookin, the bestselling author of the first For Dummies book, has enjoyed worldwide success with books that have been translated into 32 languages and have more than 12 million copies in print. His bestsellers include PCs For Dummies, Laptops For Dummies, and Droid X For more

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The smartest way to learn about your Android smartphone is Dan Gookin's way!Your Android phone is amazing, and maybe a bit intimidating. That's why you need Dan Gookin's friendly (and often funny) advice. Dan demystifies the device, showing you how it works and how to make calls, browse the web, video-chat, check e-mail, update Facebook, shoot video, and more. Look it up, figure it out, and get on with your life!Meet your Android -- learn how to operate your phone, set up a Google account, use the touchscreen, and type textThat phone stuff -- make and receive calls, set ringtones, explore Google Voice, and manage your address bookTalk with your thumbs -- send text and multimedia messages, correspond by e-mail, and update your social networksWe see -- explore video chat, use the Camera app, upload video to YouTube, and set up a digital photo galleryHit the road -- use the Maps app, find addresses and businesses, access Wi-Fi networks, create mobile hotspots, and make international callsOpen the book and find: Ways to command your phone using your voiceHow to make a conference callApps you just can't live withoutTips for managing textsVideo chat instructions for Google Talk and Skype(R)How to keep your phone's battery happyA short tour of the Android MarketHelpful answers to common questionsLearn to: Set up your phone and explore amazing Android featuresE-mail, text, share photos, and enjoy movies, games, and musicLoad your Android phone with the latest apps from the Android MarketIN FULL COLOR!show more

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Have a Little Android 7 Chapter 1: That Phone You Own 9 Chapter 2: Setup and Configuration 23 Chapter 3: The Android Tour 33 Chapter 4: Text to Type,Text to Edit 47 Part II: The Phone Part 63 Chapter 5: It's a Telephone 65 Chapter 6: More Telephone Things 79 Chapter 7: Leave Your Message at the Tone 91 Chapter 8: The Address Book 97 Part III: Mobile Communications 111 Chapter 9: When Your Thumbs Speak 113 Chapter 10: E-Mail This and That 125 Chapter 11: Out on the Web 139 Chapter 12: Social Networking 151 Chapter 13: Vini, Vidi, Dixi (Video Chat) 161 Part IV: Amazing Android Phone Feats 173 Chapter 14: Fun with Maps and Navigation 175 Chapter 15: Pics and Vids 187 Chapter 16: O Sweet Music! 201 Chapter 17: Apps Various and Sundry 215 Chapter 18: More Apps 229 Part V: Nuts and Bolts 239 Chapter 19: No Wires, Ever! 241 Chapter 20: Connect, Store, Share 253 Chapter 21: On the Road Again 263 Chapter 22: Customize and Configure 271 Chapter 23: Maintenance, Troubleshooting,and Help 283 Part VI: The Part of Tens 299 Chapter 24: Ten Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts 301 Chapter 25: Ten Things to Remember 309 Chapter 26: Ten Worthy Apps 315 Index 321show more

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A handy guide for those who need to know the basics of working their android phones'. (The Bookseller, 16 December, 2011)show more

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