Teach Yourself VISUALLY Android Phones and Tablets

Author: Hart-Davis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119116776
Release Date: 2015-06-24
Genre: Computers

Experience all your Android device has to offer! Teach Yourself VISUALLY Android Phones and Tablets, 2nd Edition is the perfect resource if you are a visual learner who wants to master the ins and outs of the Android operating system. With step-by-step instructions driven by targeted, easy-to-understand graphics, this informative book shines a light on the features, functions, and quirks of the Android OS—and shows you how to use them. With the guidance provided by this easy to follow resource, you will quickly access, download, and enjoy books, apps, music, and video content, as well as photos, emails, and other forms of media, right from your phone or tablet! This book is perfect for Android users at beginner to intermediate levels. The Android operating system is graphics intensive, which is why a visual guide is the best way to navigate your Android device. Now that the Android OS is available on both phones and tablets, you can maximize the productivity and convenience of your devices by mastering the features, functions, and quirks of this operating system. Explore the latest Android features and functions Peruse full-color illustrations that walk you, step-by-step, through instructions for using the Android operating system Discover how to access, download, and enjoy multimedia content Sync your Android devices to maximize their capabilities Teach Yourself VISUALLY Android Phones and Tablets, 2nd Edition is the top resource for visual learners wanting to further explore the capabilities of Android devices.

A Guide to Android for Seniors Introduction to Android Phones and Tablets

Author: Matthew Hollinder
Publisher: Conceptual Kings
ISBN:
Release Date: 2015-04-02
Genre: Android (Electronic resource)

Android is a mobile operating system which can be used on different mobile devices such as phones and tablets. The android system was made by Google. It has many features and makes having a phone or a tablet easy to use. The screen is sensitive and can be used to gain access to various Apps. This guide will show you how to navigate through the various controls and how to protect your device. You will also learn how to effectively use it to maximize the settings of each function.

Android Tablets For Dummies

Author: Dan Gookin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119310747
Release Date: 2016-10-28
Genre: Computers

A quick and easy reference to get the most out of your Android tablet It's not a computer and it's not a smartphone—so what in the world is it? Whether you're new to Android or new to tablets altogether, you're about to experience mobile computing like never before with this fun, full-color guide! In Android Tablets For Dummies, you'll find clear, easy-to-follow explanations for making sense of all the features native to Android tablets, as well as model-specific guidance. Inside, trusted tech guru Dan Gookin—who wrote the very first For Dummies book in 1991—walks you through setting up your Android tablet, navigating the interface, browsing the web, setting up email, finding the best apps, and so much more. No matter which Android tablet tickles your fancy, this hands-on guide takes the intimidation out of the technology and gives you everything you need to make the most of your new device. Set up your tablet, configure the Home screen, and get connected Surf the web, send and receive email and texts, and use video chat and social media to keep in touch with family and friends Have fun with photos, videos, games, eBooks, music, and movies Get up and running with the Nougat Operating System If you're eager to learn the ins and outs of your Android device—but don't want to pull your hair out in the process—this one-stop guide has you covered.

Android Phones For Dummies

Author: Dan Gookin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119310716
Release Date: 2016-09-26
Genre: Computers

Your full-color guide to putting your Android to work for you Your smartphone is essentially your lifeline—so it's no wonder you chose a simple-to-use, fun-to-customize, and easy-to-operate Android. Cutting through intimidating jargon and covering all the features you need to know about your Android phone, this down-to-earth guide arms you with the knowledge to set up and configure your device, get up and running with texting and emailing, access the Internet, navigate with GPS, synch with a PC, and so much more. Whether you're new to Android phones or have just upgraded to a new model, Android Phones For Dummies makes it fast and easy to make your new smartphone your minion. Written by bestselling author Dan Gookin, it walks you through the basics in a language you can understand before moving on to more advanced topics, 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 and configure its settings Play games, listen to music, and start shooting photos and videos Join the conversation and have fun with social media Make your life easier with Google Voice typing No matter how you slice it, life with an Android phone is more organized and fun—and this book shows you how to make the most of it.

Android Phones for Seniors in easy steps

Author: Nick Vandome
Publisher: In Easy Steps
ISBN: 9781840787849
Release Date: 2017-05-26
Genre: Computers

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

Beginning Android Games

Author: Mario Zechner
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781484204726
Release Date: 2016-12-08
Genre: Computers

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.

The Senior Dummies Guide to Android Tips and Tricks

Author: Kevin Brandt
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1536850160
Release Date: 2016-08-24
Genre:

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!

Absolute Beginner s Guide to Tablet PCs

Author: Craig Forrest Mathews
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 0789730499
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Computers

Discusses tasks that can be performed with the Tablet PC, peripherals that can be used to control it, and how it can be used in conjunction with Microsoft Office applications.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S For Dummies

Author: Dan Gookin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119005797
Release Date: 2015-04-28
Genre: Computers

Explore your Galaxy Tab S with an expert tour guide at your side Samsung Galaxy Tab S For Dummies is a user-friendly guide to getting the most out of your new tablet. You'll discover how different the tablet experience is from the desktop, laptop, or smartphone, and learn how to take advantage of everything your Galaxy Tab S has to offer. This entertaining guide walks you through each feature one by one, helping you learn exactly what your tablet can do for you. With everything from reading to playing games and surfing the Internet, you will learn how to be productive and have fun, too! Navigate your Galaxy Tab S easily, and get acquainted with the keyboard Send e-mail, browse the Web, and tap into social media Make phone calls, take pictures, and hold video chats Play music, movies, games, and more Your Galaxy Tab S has so much to offer — it's not a computer, but it is so much more than a smartphone. Samsung Galaxy Tab S For Dummies is the perfect guide to getting to know your Galaxy S tablet, so settle in and see what your tablet can do.

Android for Seniors Survival Guide Step by Step Introduction to Android Phones and Tablets for Beginners

Author: Toly K
Publisher: MobileReference
ISBN: 9781611983258
Release Date: 2014-09-09
Genre: Reference

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.

Android Tablets for Seniors

Author: Nick Vandome
Publisher: In Easy Steps
ISBN: 1840786493
Release Date: 2015-05-05
Genre: Android (Electronic resource)

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.

The Definitive Guide to Firebase

Author: Laurence Moroney
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781484229439
Release Date: 2017-11-10
Genre: Computers

Plan how to build a better app, grow it into a business, and earn money from your hard work using Firebase. In this book, Laurence Moroney, Staff Developer Advocate at Google, takes you through each of the 15 Firebase technologies, showing you how to use them with concrete examples. You’ll see how to build cross-platform apps with the three pillars of the Firebase platform: technologies to help you develop apps with a real-time database, remote configuration, cloud messaging, and more; grow your apps with user sharing, search integration, analytics, and more; and earn from your apps with in-app advertising. After reading The Definitive Guide to Firebase, you'll come away empowered to make the most of this technology that helps you build better cross-platform mobile apps using either native Android or JavaScript-based web apps and effectively deploy them in a cloud environment. What You'll Learn Use the real-time database for a codeless middleware that gives online and offline data for syncing across your users’ devices Master Firebase Cloud Messaging, a technology that delivers to connected devices in less than 500ms Grow your app organically with technologies such App Indexing, App Invites, and Dynamic Links Understand problems when they arise with crash reporting Fix user problems without direct access to users’ devices Tie it all together with analytics that give you great intelligence about how users interact with your app Who This Book Is For Experienced Android, mobile app developers new to Firebase. This book is also for experienced web developers looking to build and deploy web apps for smartphones and tablets, too, who may be new or less experienced with mobile programming.

Learn Java for Android Development

Author: Jeff Friesen
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430264552
Release Date: 2014-03-05
Genre: Computers

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.

Android Tablets for Seniors in Easy Steps

Author: Nick Vandome
Publisher: In Easy Steps
ISBN: 184078766X
Release Date: 2017-04-11
Genre: Computers

Tablet computers are now ubiquitous 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 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. Android Tablets for Seniors in easy steps, 3rd Edition will show you how to: Get up and running with the interactive, touchscreen experience so that you can quickly find your way around with Android. Use the Android settings to ensure that your tablet looks and works in exactly the way that you want. Find 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 shopping. Connect 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 networking. Keep 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, 3rd Edition gives you the confidence to enter the world of the tablet and get the most out of your device, using Android 7.0 Nougat. The book features the Google Nexus but is applicable to all tablets running the Android operating system. Presented in larger type for easier reading. Covers the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system.