Need help with your new Android phone or tablet? Are you new to smartphones in general, or coming from an iPhone or Blackberry? The Guide to Android for Seniors is a book written specifically for those who have difficulty using electronics, such as phones, personal computers, and tablet computers. There is a wealth of knowledge about all types of Android devices in this book, regardless of the manufacturer or model, and can be easily accessed and navigated for quick reference. Whether you are puzzled about managing your electronic address book, or how to take and send a picture to a friend, you will find the information in this guide. The Internet is riddled with advanced tips and tricks, but the goal of this book is to sort through the extra information to simplify your first experience with using an Android phone or tablet. Help is here! Here are some examples of the topics discussed in this guide: - Charging the Device - Finding the Android Buttons - Calling a Contact - Assigning a Speed Dial - Using the Speakerphone During a Voice Call - Adding a New Contact - Composing a New Text Message - Adding an Attachment to a Text Message - Taking a Picture - Capturing a Video - Navigating to a Web Page - Setting Up Email - Setting Up a Google Account - Buying an Application - Importing Your Contacts from Another Phone - Adjusting the Brightness - Saving on Data Costs with Your Phone PLUS, what to do when the phone - Does not turn on - Can't make a call - Touchscreen does not respond as expected ...and much more!
Author: Dan Gookin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-04-21
Introduces the features of Android smartphones, covering such topics as configuring the phone, using the touchscreen, communication options, browsing the Internet, social networking, and downloading and using applications.
Author: Nick Vandome
Publisher: In Easy Steps
Release Date: 2017-05-26
Android is the mobile operating system that is used on the majority of smartphones worldwide. It is a robust and versatile operating system that can be used by any manufacturer to add to their handsets. This means that there is a wide range of Android phones available and also different versions of Android that run on them. Android Phones for Seniors in easy steps starts with a detailed look at the different versions of Android, and the range of models of phones that are available. It also explains the relationship with Google and the services that can be used with an Android phone. The book looks at using the interface of an Android phone including: Using Home screensOrganizing appsViewing notificationsLocking the phoneSearching for itemsAccessing the range of Android settingsSyncing with other Android Devices The book also covers all aspects of the standard communication functions that are now commonplace on smartphones: Making and receiving callsMaking video callsSending text messagesAdding contactsSending emailsBrowsing the web Android phones are excellent for a range of mobile entertainment, and the book shows how to listen to music, watch videos and read books. It also deals with taking and viewing photos so that you can use your Android phone as a replacement for a digital camera. Due to the range of versions of Android and models of phones, Android phones can sometimes appear a bit of a maze. However, Android Phones for Seniors in easy steps provides a clear guide to navigate through the issues and ensure that you can get the most out of your Android phone, whichever version it is. Contents: Introducing Android PhonesModels of Android PhonesAndroid SettingsAround an Android PhoneCalls and ContactsUsing the KeyboardMessaging and EmailAndroid AppsBeing EntertainedKeeping in the PictureGetting OnlineStaying Secure
"Android is the operating system on a wide range of tablets, and it is one of the major players in this market. This determines the tablet's user interface and also a lot of its functionality. The latest version of Android is 7.0 Nougat and improves upon what is already the most widely used operating system for tablets. Android Tablets for Seniors in easy steps, 3rd Edition Looks at the range of devices available and their specifications and functionality. Explains the Android operating system and how to use it on your tablet in terms of navigating around, performing all of your favorite tasks, getting online and turning your tablet into a mobile library and entertainment center. Focuses on the latest version of Android, 7.0 Nougat, and shows the enhancements that have been made over previous versions, such as multi-view windows for viewing two apps at the same time, Quick Switch between apps, high-performance 3D graphics, a Doze feature for saving battery power, a new range of settings for customizing Android, replying to notifications without having to open a different app and enhanced safety and security features." --
Author: Wei-Meng Lee
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-02-03
Understand Android OS for both smartphone and tablet programming This fast-paced introduction to the newest release of Android OS gives aspiring mobile app developers what they need to know to program for today's hottest Android smartphones and tablets. Android 4 OS is, for the first time, a single solution for both smartphones and tablets, so if you master the information in this helpful guide, you'll be well on your way to successful development for both devices. From using activities and intents and creating rich user interfaces to working with SMS, messaging APIs, and the Android SDK, what you need is here. Provides clear instructions backed by real-world programming examples Begins with the basics and covers everything Android 4 developers need to know for both smartphones and tablets Explains how to customize activities and intents, create rich user interfaces, and manage data Helps you work with SMS and messaging APIs, the Android SDK, and using location-based services Details how to package and publish your applications to the Android Market Beginning Android 4 Application Development pares down the most essential steps you need to know so you can start creating Android applications today.
Are you new to smartphones in general, or coming from an iPhone or Blackberry? The Android for Seniors Survival Guide is a book written specifically for those who have difficulty using electronics, such as phones, personal computers, and tablet computers. There is a wealth of knowledge about all types of Android devices in this book, regardless of the manufacturer or model, and can be easily accessed and navigated for quick reference. Whether you are puzzled about managing your electronic address book, or how to take and send a picture to a friend, you will find the information in this guide. The Internet is riddled with advanced tips and tricks, but the goal of this book is to sort through the extra information to simplify your first experience with using an Android phone or tablet. Here are some examples of the topics discussed in this guide: - Charging the Device - Finding the Android Buttons - Calling a Contact - Assigning a Speed Dial - Using the Speakerphone During a Voice Call - Adding a New Contact - Composing a New Text Message - Adding an Attachment to a Text Message - Taking a Picture - Capturing a Video - Navigating to a Web Page - Setting Up Email - Setting Up a Google Account - Buying an Application - Importing Your Contacts from Another Phone - Adjusting the Brightness - Saving on Data Costs with Your Phone PLUS, what to do when the phone - Does not turn on - Can't make a call - Touchscreen does not respond as expected ...and much more! In order to read this guide on your phone or tablet, you need to download the Kindle application from the Play Store. Touch the applications icon (looks like a grid of squares) at the bottom of the screen, and then touch the magnifying glass at the top to search for "Kindle". Once the application is installed, touch the blue Amazon Kindle icon in your application list, and log in using your Amazon username and password to view your digital library. Once purchased from this page, the book will automatically appear in your library.
Seniors! This book is for you! In this book you will find the tips and tricks to get the most out of your Android tablet or smartphone. With easy to read steps, large print and sharp black and white images, you will find FORTY tips like these: How to... #6: Enable "closed captioning"... #14: Lock the device so only you can get in... #38: Video call to see the grandkids... This version of the popular book contains sharp black and white images rather than color at a more economical price point!
Learn all the Java and Android skills you need to start making powerful mobile applications About This Book Kick-start your Android programming career, or just have fun publishing apps to the Google Play marketplace A first-principles introduction to Java, via Android, which means you'll be able to start building your own applications from scratch Learn by example and build three real-world apps and over 40 mini apps throughout the book Who This Book Is For Are you trying to start a career in programming, but haven't found the right way in? Do you have a great idea for an app, but don't know how to make it a reality? Or maybe you're just frustrated that “to learn Android, you must know java.” If so, Android Programming for Beginners is for you. You don't need any programming experience to follow along with this book, just a computer and a sense of adventure. What You Will Learn Master the fundamentals of coding Java for Android Install and set up your Android development environment Build functional user interfaces with the Android Studio visual designer Add user interaction, data captures, sound, and animation to your apps Manage your apps' data using the built-in Android SQLite database Find out about the design patterns used by professionals to make top-grade applications Build, deploy, and publish real Android applications to the Google Play marketplace In Detail Android is the most popular OS in the world. There are millions of devices accessing tens of thousands of applications. It is many people's entry point into the world of technology; it is an operating system for everyone. Despite this, the entry-fee to actually make Android applications is usually a computer science degree, or five years' worth of Java experience. Android Programming for Beginners will be your companion to create Android applications from scratch—whether you're looking to start your programming career, make an application for work, be reintroduced to mobile development, or are just looking to program for fun. We will introduce you to all the fundamental concepts of programming in an Android context, from the Java basics to working with the Android API. All examples are created from within Android Studio, the official Android development environment that helps supercharge your application development process. After this crash-course, we'll dive deeper into Android programming and you'll learn how to create applications with a professional-standard UI through fragments, make location-aware apps with Google Maps integration, and store your user's data with SQLite. In addition, you'll see how to make your apps multilingual, capture images from a device's camera, and work with graphics, sound, and animations too. By the end of this book, you'll be ready to start building your own custom applications in Android and Java. Style and approach With more than 40 mini apps to code and run, Android Programming for Beginners is a hands-on guide to learning Android and Java. Each example application demonstrates a different aspect of Android programming. Alongside these mini apps, we push your abilities by building three larger applications to demonstrate Android application development in context.
Learn Java for Android Development, Third Edition, is an update of a strong selling book that now includes a primer on Android app development (in Chapter 1 and Appendix C, which is distributed in the book’s code archive). This book teaches programmers the essential Java language skills necessary for effectively picking up and using the new Android SDK platform to build mobile, embedded, and even PC apps, especially game apps. Android development is hot, and many programmers are interested in joining the fun. However, because this technology is based on Java, you should first obtain a solid grasp of the Java language and its APIs in order to improve your chances of succeeding as an effective Android app developer. This book helps you do that. Each of the book’s 16 chapters provides an exercise section that gives you the opportunity to reinforce your understanding of the chapter’s material. Answers to the book’s more than 700 exercises are provided in an appendix. A second appendix provides a significant game-oriented Java application, which you can convert into an Android app. Once you complete this one-of-a-kind book written by Jeff Friesen, an expert Java developer and JavaWorld.com columnist, you should be ready to begin your indie or professional Android app development journey.
Learn all of the basics needed to join the ranks of successful Android game developers. You'll start with game design fundamentals and Android programming basics, and then progress toward creating your own basic game engine and playable game apps that work on Android smartphones and tablets. Beginning Android Games, Third Edition gives you everything you need to branch out and write your own Android games for a variety of hardware. Do you have an awesome idea for the next break-through mobile gaming title? Beginning Android Games will help you kick-start your project. This book will guide you through the process of making several example game apps using APIs available in Android. What You'll Learn Gain the fundamentals of game programming in the context of the Android platform Use Android's APIs for graphics, audio, and user input to reflect those fundamentals Develop two 2D games from scratch, based on Canvas API and OpenGL ES Create a full-featured 3D game Publish your games, get crash reports, and support your users Complete your own playable 2D OpenGL games Who This Book Is For People with a basic knowledge of Java who want to write games on the Android platform. It also offers information for experienced game developers about the pitfalls and peculiarities of the platform.
Author: Bill Hughes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-05-23
Explore Samsung's next generation Galaxy smartphone Do you want an easy-to-follow guide to everything your new Galaxy S5 smartphone can do? From the basics of texting and accessing the Internet to the most advanced features and new software apps, Samsung Galaxy S5 For Dummies makes the need for tech support obsolete. The Galaxy S5 is designed to be faster and more powerful than ever. This latest release in the market-leading line of smartphones is full of new features for you to explore with the help of Samsung Galaxy S5 For Dummies. With over 1 million apps available for the Google Android operating system, there's almost nothing you can't do with the Samsung Galaxy S5. This book will guide you through finding and installing the applications that work best for you and getting the most out of your device. Includes information on setup and configuration, the new camera features, video, GPS navigation, and media Find out how to sync the Galaxy S5 Discover tips and tricks to unlock your smartphone's full potential Samsung Galaxy S5 For Dummies is the lively, informative guide you'll want to keep handy. Whether you're new to the world of mobile devices, or consider yourself a more experienced user, this book and covers all the Galaxy S5 capabilities and features.
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
Author: Nick Vandome
Publisher: In Easy Steps
Release Date: 2015-06-05
Tablet computers are now a familiar sight on the digital landscape. They are powerful, portable and packed full of functionality for most computing tasks. Android is the operating system on a wide range of tablets and it is one of the major players in this market. This determines the tablet's user interface and also a lot of its functionality. The latest version of Android is 5.0 Lollipop and improves upon what is already the most widely used operating system for tablets. Android Tablets for Seniors in easy steps: Looks at the range of devices available and their specifications and functionalityExplains the Android operating system and how to use it on your tablet in terms of navigating around, performing all of your favourite tasks, getting online and turning your tablet into a mobile library and entertainment centreFocuses on the latest version of Android, 5.0 Lollipop, and shows the enhancements that have been made over previous versions, such as allowing guest users, viewing the latest notifications on your tablet and accessing quickly the settings that you use most often Android Tablets for Seniors in easy steps will show you how to: Get up and running with the interactive, touch screen experience so that you can quickly find your way around with AndroidUse the Android settings to ensure that your tablet looks and works in exactly the way that you wantFind your way around apps: the programs that give Android tablets their functionality - from using the preinstalled apps, to downloading and using the huge selection available from the Google Play Store, which is linked directly to Android tablets. It also shows how to get the best apps for popular activities such as travel, health and wellbeing, family history and online shoppingConnect to the web via Wi-Fi, using email, making phone and video calls to family and friends with Skype and diving into the world of social networkingKeep your tablet safe - security on tablets is just as important as on any other computer and this is covered in terms of preventing access to your tablet and staying safe online and when using your apps Android Tablets for Seniors in easy steps gives you the confidence to enter the world of the tablet and get the most out of your device, using Android 5.0 Lollipop. The book features the Google Nexus but is applicable to all tablets running the Android operating system. Presented in larger type for easier reading.