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

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

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Overview



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





  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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430236726
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 11/17/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 671,425
  • File size: 13 MB
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Meet the Author

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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