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Android Tablets For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-54319-1
320 pages
April 2013
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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.

  • Helps you choose the right apps for all your interests out of the thousands of apps that are available for the Android platform
  • 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
  • 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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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

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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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Android Tablets For Dummies

Veteran Dummies author Dan Gookin share his thoughts on why Android tablets and smartphones are so popular, some of his favorite features and apps, and how to decide which tablet or phone is right for you.

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