This short introduction is intended to make sure you know the essentials for navigating your Android device.

If you’re already familiar with Android, feel free to skip the Introduction and dive straight into Chapter 1, “Getting Up to Speed with Android”—or into whichever chapter will be most helpful to you.

Grasping the Essentials of Android Navigation

Google has made Android as easy to navigate as possible using straightforward taps and gestures on the touch screen.

This section covers navigating the lock screen, the Home screen, and the Apps screen; opening the Notifications panel and the Quick Settings panel; and opening the Settings app.


This book focuses on Android version 5, which is known as Lollipop, and Android ...

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