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Android Phones for Dummies (2nd Edition) by Dan Gookin

By Dan Gookin

A colourful consultant to make your Android cell do your bidding

The acclaim for Android telephones is just exploding, so it's an ideal time for well known For Dummies writer Dan Gookin to replace his bestselling consultant to all issues Android telephones. From setup and configuration to making the most of the newest outstanding Android beneficial properties, this sensible source is designed to make new Android clients cozy and to assist veterans get the main out in their Android cell. masking gains which are universal to the most well-liked Android telephones, this publication walks you thru the fundamentals of creating calls, utilizing the touchscreen, sending e-mails and texts, looking the net, utilizing the digital camera, staying involved with social media, and rather a lot more.

- comprises the Android necessities equivalent to texting, e-mailing, having access to the web, utilizing maps, taking pictures, recording video, synching with a computer, troubleshooting, and more
- exhibits the best way to extend your phone’s capability with the newest apps, song, video clips, e-books, television exhibits, and video games on hand from Google Play
- Covers Android smartphones from major manufactures together with HTC, Samsung, Motorola, Nokia, and LG to call a few

Android telephones For Dummies, 2d variation is your one-stop advisor to getting issues performed and studying the bits and bobs of your Android smartphone.

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It’s important that you know where they are. ✓ Some Android phones may also show navigation icons or keys just below the touchscreen. See Chapter 3 for more information. ✓ A few Android phones feature a pointing device, such as a trackball or a teensy joystick. This device can be used for editing text, navigating links on a web page, or choosing items on the screen. ✓ The Galaxy Note line of phones feature a pointing device in the form of a digital stylus called an S Pen. ✓ The main microphone is found on the bottom of the phone.

6. Touch the Home icon to return to the Home screen. The lock timer measures inactivity. When you don’t touch the screen or press a key, the timer starts ticking. A few seconds before the time-out value you set (refer to Step 5), the touchscreen dims. Then it turns off. The phone is locked. If you touch the screen before then, the sleep timer is reset. Turning off the phone To turn off your phone, obey these steps: 1. Press and hold down the Power/Lock key. When you see the Phone Options menu, shown in Figure 2-3, you can release the key.

It’s kind of a big deal. Apps icon: At the bottom of the Home screen is the Apps icon. Touching this icon displays the apps drawer, which lists all apps installed on your phone. See the later section “Finding an app in the apps drawer” for details. This icon might also be referred to as the launcher. Ensure that you recognize the names of the various parts of the Home screen. These terms are used throughout this book and in whatever other scant Android phone documentation exists. Directions for using the Home screen gizmos are found throughout this chapter.

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