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Android Phones For Dummies

by Dan Gookin

Wiley | April 3, 2012 | Trade Paperback |

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Everything you need to know about your Android smartphone?in full color!

Eager to learn the ins and outs of your exciting, new Android phone? Then this is the book you need! Written in the typical fun and friendly For Dummies style, this full-color guide covers the basics of all the features of Android phones without weighing you down with heavy technical terms or jargon. Veteran world-renowned author Dan Gookin walks you through everything from getting started with setup and configuration to making the most of your phone''s potential with texting, e-mailing, accessing the Internet and social networking sites, using the camera, synching with a PC, downloading apps, and more.

  • Covers all the details of the operating system that applies to every Android phone, including Motorola Droids, HTC devices, Samsung Galaxy S phones, to name a few
  • Walks you through basic phone operations while also encouraging you to explore your phone''s full potential
  • Serves as an ideal guide to an inexperienced Android newbie who is enthusiastic about getting a handle on everything an Android phone can do

Android Phones For Dummies helps you get smarter with your Android smartphone.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 Pages, 7.09 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: April 3, 2012

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1118169522

ISBN - 13: 9781118169520

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Android Phones For Dummies

Android Phones For Dummies

by Dan Gookin

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 Pages, 7.09 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: April 3, 2012

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1118169522

ISBN - 13: 9781118169520

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Have a Little Android 7

Chapter 1: That Phone You Own 9

Chapter 2: Setup and Configuration 23

Chapter 3: The Android Tour 33

Chapter 4: Text to Type,Text to Edit 47

Part II: The Phone Part 63

Chapter 5: It''s a Telephone 65

Chapter 6: More Telephone Things 79

Chapter 7: Leave Your Message at the Tone 91

Chapter 8: The Address Book 97

Part III: Mobile Communications 111

Chapter 9: When Your Thumbs Speak 113

Chapter 10: E-Mail This and That 125

Chapter 11: Out on the Web 139

Chapter 12: Social Networking 151

Chapter 13: Vini, Vidi, Dixi (Video Chat) 161

Part IV: Amazing Android Phone Feats 173

Chapter 14: Fun with Maps and Navigation 175

Chapter 15: Pics and Vids 187

Chapter 16: O Sweet Music! 201

Chapter 17: Apps Various and Sundry 215

Chapter 18: More Apps 229

Part V: Nuts and Bolts 239

Chapter 19: No Wires, Ever! 241

Chapter 20: Connect, Store, Share 253

Chapter 21: On the Road Again 263

Chapter 22: Customize and Configure 271

Chapter 23: Maintenance, Troubleshooting,and Help 283

Part VI: The Part of Tens 299

Chapter 24: Ten Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts 301

Chapter 25: Ten Things to Remember 309

Chapter 26: Ten Worthy Apps 315

Index 321

From the Publisher

Everything you need to know about your Android smartphone?in full color!

Eager to learn the ins and outs of your exciting, new Android phone? Then this is the book you need! Written in the typical fun and friendly For Dummies style, this full-color guide covers the basics of all the features of Android phones without weighing you down with heavy technical terms or jargon. Veteran world-renowned author Dan Gookin walks you through everything from getting started with setup and configuration to making the most of your phone''s potential with texting, e-mailing, accessing the Internet and social networking sites, using the camera, synching with a PC, downloading apps, and more.

  • Covers all the details of the operating system that applies to every Android phone, including Motorola Droids, HTC devices, Samsung Galaxy S phones, to name a few
  • Walks you through basic phone operations while also encouraging you to explore your phone''s full potential
  • Serves as an ideal guide to an inexperienced Android newbie who is enthusiastic about getting a handle on everything an Android phone can do

Android Phones For Dummies helps you get smarter with your Android smartphone.

From the Jacket

The smartest way to learn about your Android smartphone is Dan Gookin''s way!

Your Android phone is amazing, and maybe a bit intimidating. That''s why you need Dan Gookin''s friendly (and often funny) advice. Dan demystifies the device, showing you how it works and how to make calls, browse the web, video-chat, check e-mail, update Facebook, shoot video, and more. Look it up, figure it out, and get on with your life!

  • Meet your Android — learn how to operate your phone, set up a Google account, use the touchscreen, and type text

  • That phone stuff — make and receive calls, set ringtones, explore Google Voice, and manage your address book

  • Talk with your thumbs — send text and multimedia messages, correspond by e-mail, and update your social networks

  • We see — explore video chat, use the Camera app, upload video to YouTube, and set up a digital photo gallery

  • Hit the road — use the Maps app, find addresses and businesses, access Wi-Fi networks, create mobile hotspots, and make international calls

Open the book and find:

  • Ways to command your phone using your voice

  • How to make a conference call

  • Apps you just can''t live without

  • Tips for managing texts

  • Video chat instructions for Google Talk and Skype®

  • How to keep your phone''s battery happy

  • A short tour of the Android Market

  • Helpful answers to common questions

Learn to:

  • Set up your phone and explore amazing Android features

  • E-mail, text, share photos, and enjoy movies, games, and music

  • Load your Android phone with the latest apps from the Android Market

IN FULL COLOR!

About the Author

Dan Gookin, the bestselling author of the first For Dummies book, has enjoyed worldwide success with books that have been translated into 32 languages and have more than 12 million copies in print. His bestsellers include PCs For Dummies, Laptops For Dummies, and Droid X For Dummies.

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