Taking Your Android Tablets to the Max

Book description

The march of the Android-based tablets has begun, including Galaxy Samsung Tab, Motorola XOOM, Nook and more. But where do you start? And what can you do with an Android tablet?

Taking Your Android Tablets to the Max is a one-stop shop for users of all skill levels, helping you get the most out of any Android tablet.

This book offers:

  • A breakdown of the differences between an Android 2.0+ or an Android 3.0 device

  • Tips for choosing the best device for you and how to best network (i.e., best wireless carrier for 3G or 4G or just WIFI)

  • Detailed walkthroughs on how to get the most out of your tablet and the apps for it

What you'll learn

  • Which Android tablet is the best; what size and features

  • What carriers should you choose for 3G/4G or just WIFI

  • How to fully enjoy your tablet—books, music, movies and games

  • How to use your tablet in a workspace

  • How to take your tablet on the road

  • How to maintain your tablet

  • How to work and live with the cloud as part of your tablet experience

  • How to never worry about losing your pictures, music and more

Who this book is for

This book is for tech enthusiasts and their family members, or anyone else who either owns or is considering buying an Android tablet.

Table of contents

  1. Title
  2. Contents at a Glance
  3. Contents
  4. About the Author
  5. About the Technical Reviewer
  6. Introduction
    1. Who This Book Is For
    2. How This Book Is Structured
    3. Contacting the Author
  7. Chapter 1: Why Android? Which Android?
    1. Android: A Brief History
    2. Which Android Tablet Is for Me?
    3. Understanding Android User Interface Options
    4. Summary
  8. Chapter 2: Choosing the Right Tablet
    1. Features
    2. What Kind of User Are You?
    3. Where Should You Buy Your Tablet?
    4. Unboxing Your Tablet
    5. Setting Up Your Tablet
    6. Summary
  9. Chapter 3: Creating Your Google Account
    1. Creating a Google Account from Your Tablet
    2. Creating an Account on Google.com
    3. Syncing with Your Google Account
    4. Adding Contacts
    5. Summary
  10. Chapter 4: Taking Advantage of Google Apps
    1. Gmail
    2. Google Talk
    3. Google Maps
    4. YouTube
    5. Search
    6. Summary
  11. Chapter 5: The Play Store
    1. Finding and Using Android Apps
    2. Using the Play Store on the Web
    3. Using Play Books
    4. Using Play Movies
    5. Using Google Play Music
    6. Summary
  12. Chapter 6: Using the Camera
    1. Introducing the Android Camera Apps
    2. Using the Tablet Camera
    3. Using the Gallery
    4. Using Other Apps
    5. Summary
  13. Chapter 7: Music, Movies, and Games
    1. Listening to Music on Your Tablet
    2. Watching Movies on Your Tablet
    3. Playing Games on Your Tablet
    4. Summary
  14. Chapter 8: Using Your Android Tablet Wherever You Go
    1. Making Your Tablet More Like Your Desktop
    2. Augmenting Your Reality
    3. Summary
  15. Chapter 9: Using Your Tablet at Work
    1. Securing Your Tablet
    2. Encrypting Stored Information
    3. Securing Your Proprietary Network Connections
    4. Empowering Your System Administrator
    5. Summary
  16. Chapter 10: Harnessing “the Cloud”on Your Tablet
    1. Storing Your Data in the Cloud
    2. Computing with Cloud-Provided Services
    3. Summary
  17. Chapter 11: Customizing Your Android Tablet
    1. Customizing the Keyboard
    2. Customizing Your Home Screen
    3. Summary
  18. Chapter 12: Rooting Your Tablet
    1. Getting Permission to Root
    2. Getting the Most from a Rooted Tablet
    3. Summary
  19. Chapter 13: Using Amazon Apps
    1. Using the Amazon App Store
    2. Using the Kindle App
    3. Using the Amazon Video Store
    4. Summary
  20. Index

Product information

  • Title: Taking Your Android Tablets to the Max
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: March 2012
  • Publisher(s): Apress
  • ISBN: 9781430236894