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Android Phones For Dummies

Android Phones For Dummies

Dan Gookin

ISBN: 978-1-118-23244-6

Mar 2012

352 pages

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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.

  • 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
  • Walks you through basic phone operations while also encouraging you to explore your phone's full potential
  • 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 smartphone.

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 321

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