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.
From the Back Cover Shoot and share photos and videos Set up and get connected with your Android phone Email, text and use social media to stay in touch Master your Android smartphone! Start out by learning how to set it up and customize your settings, make and receive calls, get online, download apps, connect with social networks, and obtain email access. Then take it one step further to learn how to take photos, find places on a map and get directions, ask questions and receive answers, and discover how to get the most out of the incredible features included with your Android phone! Handling calls and voicemail Setting up email accounts Socializing with Hangouts Navigating with maps Shooting and posting video Creating music playlists Shopping at Google Play(TM)