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Nexus 7 For Dummies (Google Tablet)

Nexus 7 For Dummies (Google Tablet)

Dan Gookin

ISBN: 978-1-118-50872-5

Oct 2012

288 pages

Select type: E-Book



Friendly advice on leveraging the power of the new Nexus 7 Google tablet!

The arrival of the new Nexus 7 Google tablet is eagerly awaited, thanks to its cutting-edge software, top-notch hardware, unprecedented abilities, and nine-hour battery life. This easy-to-understand, engaging guide covers everything you need to know about this amazing Android tablet. Bestselling Dummies author Dan Gookin uses his friendly writing style to deliver clear instructions for setting up, navigating, and using the device. You'll learn to use all your favorite Google applications that come loaded on the device, personalize it, and much more.

  • Walks you through the touchscreen, wireless access, and software updates
  • Demonstrates how to download, shop for, and fill your Nexus 7 with movies, e-books, games, and music
  • Helps you keep on top of your schedule and appointments and pursue your interests and hobbies with the latest apps and websites
  • Offers guidance on using your device to navigate from here to there and stay connected with friends and family while you're away

Nexus 7 For Dummies is an essential companion to your other new companion: the Nexus 7!

Introduction  1

Part I: Introducing the Nexus 7  7

Chapter 1: Behold the Nexus  9

Chapter 2: How It Works 23

Chapter 3: Text Typing and Editing  39

Part II: Keep in Touch 53

Chapter 4: Dealing with Your Friends  55

Chapter 5: Messages of the Electronic Kind  67

Chapter 6: On the Web  81

Chapter 7: Your Digital Social Life  93

Chapter 8: Text Chat, Video Chat, and Phone Calls  107

Part III: But Wait — There’s More!  121

Chapter 9: There’s a Map for That  123

Chapter 10: Name That Tune  135

Chapter 11: Other Amazing Feats  149

Chapter 12: More Apps at the Play Store  169

Part IV: Nuts and Bolts 181

Chapter 13: To Be Wireless  183

Chapter 14: Connect and Share  193

Chapter 15: On the Road  201

Chapter 16: Customize Your Nexus 7  205

Chapter 17: Maintenance and Troubleshooting  223

Part V: The Part of Tens  235

Chapter 18: Ten Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts  237

Chapter 19: Ten Things to Remember  245

Chapter 20: Ten Great Apps  251

Index  257