Chapter 2: Kindle, Nook, Android, and Windows 8
In This Chapter
Demystifying book file formats
Getting media from your PC to your Kindle
Syncing your calendars and contacts
If you think that the iPhone rules the smartphone roost, you’re wrong. Android phones (that is, smart phones that run the Android operating system) outsell iPhones by a very wide margin.
On the other hand, the iPad holds the top spot among tablets, but Android tablets (the Google Nexus, Galaxy Tabs, ASUS Transformers, and Motorola XOOMs of the world) and even Windows 8 tablets get some traction. The e-reader market helps: Few people realize it, but the Amazon Kindle is an Android tablet. So is the Barnes & Noble/Microsoft Nook. Inside the understated exteriors and behind the gorgeous eye-friendly displays beat hearts of pure Android. Android’s market share is increasing, too. As I write this chapter, more than 300 million Android devices are in use, and more than 1,000,000 are being activated every day. That’s a whole lotta Android.