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Android Tablets For Dummies, 4th Edition

Android Tablets For Dummies, 4th Edition

Dan Gookin

ISBN: 978-1-119-31074-7 October 2016 352 Pages




A quick and easy reference to get the most out of your Android tablet

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! In Android Tablets For Dummies, you'll find clear, easy-to-follow explanations for making sense of all the features native to Android tablets, as well as model-specific guidance.

Inside, trusted tech guru Dan Gookin—who wrote the very first For Dummies book in 1991—walks you through setting up your Android tablet, navigating the interface, browsing the web, setting up email, finding the best apps, and so much more. No matter which Android tablet tickles your fancy, this hands-on guide takes the intimidation out of the technology and gives you everything you need to make the most of your new device.

  • Set up your tablet, configure the Home screen, and get connected
  • Surf the web, send and receive email and texts, and use video chat and social media to keep in touch with family and friends
  • Have fun with photos, videos, games, eBooks, music, and movies
  • Get up and running with the Nougat Operating System

If you're eager to learn the ins and outs of your Android device—but don't want to pull your hair out in the process—this one-stop guide has you covered.

Introduction 1

Part 1: 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 2: Stay in Touch 59

CHAPTER 5: All Your Friends 61

CHAPTER 6: You’ve Got Email 73

CHAPTER 7: Tablet Web Browsing 87

CHAPTER 8: Text, Voice, and Video 99

CHAPTER 9: Digital Social Life 109

Part 3: Omni Tablet 119

CHAPTER 10: There’s a Map for That 121

CHAPTER 11: Everyone Say “Cheese!” 135

CHAPTER 12: Image Management 147

CHAPTER 13: Music, Music, Music 159

CHAPTER 14: Amazing Tablet Feats 173

CHAPTER 15: Google Play Shopping 187

Part 4: Nuts & Bolts 199

CHAPTER 16: It’s a Wireless Life 201

CHAPTER 17: Connect, Share, and Store 213

CHAPTER 18: Apps and Widgets 227

CHAPTER 19: Customize Your Android Tablet 241

CHAPTER 20: Android Tablet Security 251

CHAPTER 21: On the Road 263

CHAPTER 22: Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Help 269

Part 5: The Part of Tens 281

CHAPTER 23: Ten Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts 283

CHAPTER 24: Ten Things to Remember 293

CHAPTER 25: Ten Nifty Apps 299

Index 305