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Android Phones For Dummies

A colorful guide to make your Android phone do your bidding The popularity of Android phones is simply exploding, so it's a perfect time for popular For Dummies author Dan Gookin to update his bestselling guide to all things Android phones. From setup and configuration to taking advantage of the latest amazing Android features, this practical resource is designed to make new Android users comfortable and to help veterans get the most out of their Android phone. Covering features that are common to the most popular Android phones, this book walks you through the basics of making calls, using the touchscreen, sending e-mails and texts, browsing the Internet, using the camera, staying in touch with social media, and so much more. Includes the Android essentials such as texting, e-mailing, accessing the Internet, using maps, taking photos, recording video, synching with a PC, troubleshooting, and more Shows how to expand your phone’s potential with the latest apps, music, movies, e-books, TV shows, and games available from Google Play Covers Android smartphones from leading manufactures including HTC, Samsung, Motorola, Nokia, and LG to name a few Android Phones For Dummies, 2nd Edition is your one-stop guide to getting things done and learning the ins and outs of your Android smartphone.

Series: For Dummies

Paperback: 384 pages

Publisher: For Dummies; 2 edition (April 21, 2014)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 111872030X

ISBN-13: 978-1118720301

Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)

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This is the book I waited a long time for. I was clueless regarding the use of my phone beyond receiving and making basic phone calls. I would poke around on the phone, but most of its operation was not intuitive, at least not to me. I happen to have a Motorola Droid Razr MAXX phone. Then I bought the 2012 edition of this same book. I was disappointed. In that book Mr. Gookin gave his email address (!) and so I contacted him about 9 or 10 months ago and told him that I was having problems with my Android phone and his book didn't seem to help. That very evening (!) he responded. He told me that the book he was working on then (the book that I have now, the 2014 edition) should be of better help. He said that the latest version of Android 4.x.x would be addressed in this new book. Was he right!If you have tried to decipher the cryptic instructions or the user guide pdf that either came with your phone or that you have downloaded somewhere and have been totally lost, or if you have tried youtube and found the disjointed help there not organized in any meaningful way and seemed to vary in quality using methods that are different depending on the video you happen to watch, and are just pulling your hair out like I was, this is the book for you.The book begins with an overview of my (!) phone. It is of your phone as well if you have a Samsung, HTC One, Motorola, or other similar Android phone running Android version 4.1.x to 4.4.x. It is also the first Dummies book I've ever seen in color. After the overview, the book takes a tour of the Android home screen which, for the first time in my experience, was 100% relevant to my phone. I could do on my phone what it said to do, and the results were what the book said the results would be.

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