Android Phones For Dummies

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Your full-color guide to all the things you need to know about your Android phone

Congratulations on your new phone, and welcome to the world of Android! Whether you're an old hat looking to make sense of a new model or a newbie who's too afraid to even take it out of the box, this fun and friendly guide arms you with the knowledge to make your Android phone your minion. Written by popular and bestselling author Dan Gookin, this new edition of Android Phones For Dummies makes it...

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Android Phones For Dummies

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Overview

Your full-color guide to all the things you need to know about your Android phone

Congratulations on your new phone, and welcome to the world of Android! Whether you're an old hat looking to make sense of a new model or a newbie who's too afraid to even take it out of the box, this fun and friendly guide arms you with the knowledge to make your Android phone your minion. Written by popular and bestselling author Dan Gookin, this new edition of Android Phones For Dummies makes it easy to set up and configure your phone, get up and running with texting and emailing, access the Internet, maps, and camera, navigate with GPS, synch with a PC, and so much more.

Approaching all the features of Android phones from the perspective of someone who's either new to technology or wary of working with a new device, this hands-on guide walks you through the basics and moves on to help you tackle more advances features, like dialing tricks to forward calls, working with predictive text, accessing special characters, manipulating the touch screen, and using a USB connection to synchronize your stuff.

  • Set up your phone, get connected, and start browsing
  • Shoot photos and videos, play games, and listen to music
  • Keep in touch using email, texting, and social media
  • Get the scoop on Google Voice typing

If you want to learn the ins and outs of your new Android phone in order to get things done, you've come to the right place!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781119126003
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/24/2015
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 384

Meet the Author

Dan Gookin wrote the very first For Dummies bookin 1991 and now has more than 11 million copies of books in print.The author of several bestsellers, Gookin enjoys worldwide successwith books that have been translated into 32 languages. He is alsothe author of Android Tablets For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Your Own Android 7

Chapter 1: Have a Little Android 9

Chapter 2: Initial Android Duties 25

Chapter 3: The Android Tour 35

Chapter 4: Text to Type, Text to Edit 53

Part II: The Phone Part 67

Chapter 5: It’s a Telephone 69

Chapter 6: More Telephone Things 85

Chapter 7: Leave Your Message at the Tone 97

Part III: Stay Connected 105

Chapter 8: The Address Book 107

Chapter 9: Text Messaging Mania 123

Chapter 10: E-Mail This and That 133

Chapter 11: Out on the Web 147

Chapter 12: Your Digital Social Life 159

Chapter 13: Text, Voice, and Video Chat 171

Part IV: Amazing Phone Feats 183

Chapter 14: There’s a Map for That 185

Chapter 15: Pics and Vids 199

Chapter 16: O Sweet Music! 213

Chapter 17: Apps Various and Sundry 227

Chapter 18: More Apps 241

Part V: Nuts and Bolts 253

Chapter 19: No Wires, Ever! 255

Chapter 20: Connect, Store, Share 269

Chapter 21: On the Road Again 281

Chapter 22: Customize and Configure 289

Chapter 23: Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Help 307

Part VI: The Part of Tens 319

Chapter 24: Ten Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts 321

Chapter 25: Ten Things to Remember 331

Index 337

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