Android Tablets Made Simple: For Motorola XOOM, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Asus, Toshiba and Other Tablets

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Apress, Nov 18, 2011 - Computers - 384 pages
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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

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

What Is Android? Choosing the Right Tablet Getting Started Typing, Copy, and Search Syncing Your Tablet With Google Setting up Other Accounts Understanding Connection: Wi-Fi, 3G, and 4G Icons and Widgets, and Tabs Email and Instant Messaging Managing Contacts Working With Calendars Using Maps Browsing the Web The Android Market Alternative App Markets Social Media Video Conferencing and Skype Reading E-books, Newspapers, and Magazines on Your Tablet Taking Notes and Working With Documents Viewing Videos and Movies on Your Tablet Creating Photos, Videos, and Art on Android Listening to Music Games on Tablets The Clock, Calculator, and Other Utilities Connecting Your Tablet to Keyboards, Docks, Computers, and TVs

Troubleshooting Appendix: App Guide for Tablets

 

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Contents

Choosing the Right Tablet
1
Getting Started
15
Typing Copy and Search
24
Syncing with Your Google Account
39
Syncing with Other Accounts
49
WiFi 3G and 4G
58
Personalizing Your Home Screen
71
Email on Tablets
81
Social Media
173
Video and Voice Chat
189
Reading Ebooks Newspapers and Magazines
200
Taking Notes and Working with Documents
229
Viewing Videos and Movies on Your Tablet
244
Creating Photos Videos and Art
257
Listening to Music
275
Fun and Games
291

Managing Contacts
100
Working with Calendars
111
Using Maps
122
Browsing the Web
141
The Android Market
151
Alternative App Markets
162
The Clock Calculator and Other Utilities
306
Using Bluetooth for Keyboards and More
317
Advanced Troubleshooting
325
App Guide for Developers
329
Index
339
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Marziah Karch enjoys the challenge of explaining new gadgets and complex technology to beginning audiences. She is the author of several books, including Android Tablets Made Simple. Marziah is a senior educational technologist for Johnson County Community College in the Kansas City metro area with more than a decade of experience in instructional technology. She holds a master's in instructional design and has occasionally taught credit courses in interactive media. Marziah also writes for the New York Times-owned About.com and contributes to GeekMom.com. When she's not feeding her geek side with new gadgets or writing about technology, Marziah enjoys life in Lawrence, Kansas with her husband and two children.

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