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Android Tablets For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Android Tablets For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Dan Gookin

ISBN: 978-1-119-12605-8

Jul 2015

352 pages

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Learn all you need to know about your Android tablet in one quick and easy reference!

It's not a computer and it's not a smartphone—so what in the world is it? Whether you're new to Android or new to tablets altogether, you're about to experience mobile computing like never before with this fun, full-color guide! Inside, longtime and bestselling author Dan Gookin walks you through setting up your Android tablet, navigating the interface, browsing the web, setting up email, connecting to social media, finding plenty of apps, music, books, and movies to indulge your interests—and so much more.

No matter which Android tablet tickles your fancy, this hands-on, friendly guide takes the intimidation out of the technology and arms you with the confidence and know-how to make the most of your new device. Covering the features native to all Android tablets, as well as model-specific guidance, this new edition of Android Tablets For Dummies will have you customizing your tablet, connecting with WiFi, and choosing the right apps like a pro in no time.

  • Set up your tablet, configure the home screen, and get connected
  • Surf the web, use email, text and video chat, and keep in touch with social media
  • Have fun with photos, videos, games, eBooks, music, and movies
  • Get up and running with the new Lollipop OS

If you're eager to learn the ins and outs of your Android device—but don't want to spend hours pulling your hair out trying to figure things out —this go-to guide has you covered.

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 Android Tablets Work 29

Chapter 4: Creating and Editing Text 47

Part II: Stay in Touch 59

Chapter 5: All Your Friends 61

Chapter 6: You’ve Got Email 73

Chapter 7: Tablet Web Browsing 89

Chapter 8: Text, Voice, and Video 101

Chapter 9: Digital Social Life 111

Part III: Omni Tablet 121

Chapter 10: There’s a Map for That 123

Chapter 11: Everyone Say “Cheese!” 137

Chapter 12: Image Management 149

Chapter 13: Music, Music, Music 161

Chapter 14: Amazing Tablet Feats 175

Chapter 15: Play Store Shopping 189

Part IV: Nuts and Bolts 201

Chapter 16: It’s a Wireless Life 203

Chapter 17: Connect, Share, and Store 215

Chapter 18: Apps and Widgets 229

Chapter 19: Customize Your Android Tablet 243

Chapter 20: Android Tablet Security 255

Chapter 21: On the Road 265

Chapter 22: Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Help 271

Part V: The Part of Tens 283

Chapter 23: Ten Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts 285

Chapter 24: Ten Things to Remember 295

Index 301