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Android Tablets Made Simple

For Motorola XOOM, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Asus, Toshiba and Other Tablets

By Marziah Karch

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Android Tablets Made Simple includes over 500 pages of easy-to-read instructions and over 1,000 carefully annotated screen shots to help you master your Android tablet.


Full Description

  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-3671-9
  • 384 Pages
  • User Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Publication Date: November 29, 2011
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $29.99
  • eBook Price: $20.99
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Full Description

If you thought your phone was smart, you should see the new Android tablets! Based on Android 3 Honeycomb, these tablets provide all the computing power you'll need on a device light enough to carry wherever you go.

Get the most out of your Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet with Android Tablets Made Simple—learn all the key features, understand what’s new, and utilize dozens of time-saving tips and tricks.

Android Tablets Made Simple includes over 500 pages of easy-to-read instructions and over 1,000 carefully annotated screen shots to guide you to Android tablet mastery. You’ll never be left wondering, “How did they do that?”

This book guides you through:

  • Finding and purchasing the right Android tablet
  • Understanding the Android Honeycomb interface
  • Downloading and using tablet apps

What you’ll learn

  • Connect your tablet to wireless networks, including 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi
  • Make video calls to your friends and colleagues
  • Download and read eBooks, newspapers, and magazines in your new compact library
  • Connect with friends and coworkers through e-mail and social networks
  • Unleash your creative side with photo editing and drawing tools
  • Troubleshoot minor problems with your tablet without having to wait on hold with tech support

Who this book is for

This book is for new and potential owners of Android-based tablets running Android 3 (Honeycomb) and above. These devices include the Motorola Xoom, the Galaxy Tab 4G, and devices by Toshiba, Asus, and others.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

A Day in the Life With a Tablet (inside cover)
Quick Start Guide
Introduction

  1. What Is Android? Choosing the Right Tablet
  2. Getting Started
  3. Typing, Copy, and Search
  4. Syncing Your Tablet With Google
  5. Setting up Other Accounts
  6. Understanding Connection: Wi-Fi, 3G, and 4G
  7. Icons and Widgets, and Tabs
  8. Email and Instant Messaging
  9. Managing Contacts
  10. Working With Calendars
  11. Using Maps
  12. Browsing the Web
  13. The Android Market
  14. Alternative App Markets
  15. Social Media
  16. Video Conferencing and Skype
  17. Reading E-books, Newspapers, and Magazines on Your Tablet
  18. Taking Notes and Working With Documents
  19. Viewing Videos and Movies on Your Tablet
  20. Creating Photos, Videos, and Art on Android
  21. Listening to Music
  22. Games on Tablets
  23. The Clock, Calculator, and Other Utilities
  24. Connecting Your Tablet to Keyboards, Docks, Computers, and TVs

Troubleshooting Appendix: App Guide for Tablets

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