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Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Samsung Galaxy Nexus or other smartphone running Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) working just the way you want.

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to Samsung Galaxy Nexus photos that show you exactly what to do

Help when you run into problems or limitations with your Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Ti ps and Notes to help you get the most from your Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Learn how to

• Quickly set up Google services, voicemail, Gmail, Wi-Fi, and high-speed data connections

• Use hidden time-saving shortcuts you won’t find anywhere else

• Import, create, sync, organize, and manage all your contacts

• Easily manage email, appointments, events, and reminders from all your accounts and services

• Find web content fast with the powerful Galaxy Nexus web browser

• Use Google Phone to save money, manage voicemail, and even automatically transcribe your messages

• Instantly connect with friends on Facebook, Google+, and other social media services

• Access and listen to all your music, wherever you go

• Shoot and share stunningly sharp photos and HD video

• Make the most of your Galaxy Nexus (or Android 4 smartphone) at work

• Discover, download, and install today’s hottest new Android apps--including many great free apps

• Keep your Galaxy Nexus (or Android 4 smartphone) up-to-date, reliable, and secure

• Avoid expensive, unnecessary roaming charges

About the Author

Craig James Johnston has been involved with technology since his high school days at Glenwood High in Durban, South Africa, when his school was given some Apple ][ Europluses. From that moment technology captivated him, and he has owned, supported, evangelized, and written about it. Craig has been involved in designing and supporting large-scale enterprise networks with integrated email and directory services since 1989. He has held many different IT-related positions in his career ranging from sales support engineer to mobile architect for a 40,000-smartphone infrastructure at a large bank.

In addition to designing and supporting mobile computing environments, Craig co-hosts the CrackBerry.com podcast, as well as guest hosting on other podcasts including iPhone and iPad Live podcasts. You can see Craig’s previously published work in his book Professional BlackBerry , and many books in the My series, including My BlackBerry Curve , My Palm Pre , My Nexus One , My DROID (first and second editions), My Motorola Atrix 4G , My BlackBerry PlayBook , and My HTC EVO 3D .

Craig also enjoys high-horsepower, high-speed vehicles and tries very hard to keep to the speed limit while driving them. Originally from Durban, South Africa, Craig has lived in the United Kingdom, the San Francisco Bay Area, and New Jersey, where he now lives with his wife, Karen, and a couple of cats.

Craig would love to hear from you. Feel free to contact Craig about your experiences with My Samsung Galaxy Nexus at http://www.CraigsBooks.info. All comments, suggestions, and feedback are welcome, including positive and negative.

Table of Contents

Prologue:  Getting to Know Your Galaxy Nexus     3

The Galaxy Nexus External Features     3

   Front     4

   Back     6

   Left Side     7

   Right Side     8

First-Time Setup     9

Fundamentals of Android 4     12

   The Unlock Screen     13

   The Home Screen(s)     14

   The System Bar     18

   Using Your Touchscreen     19

   Using Your Keyboard     20

   Editing Text     25

   Menus     26

   Switching Between Apps     27

Installing Synchronization Software     28

   Installing Android File Transfer (Apple Mac OSX)     28

   Installing Google Music Manager (Apple Mac)     29

   Installing Google Music Manager (Windows)     31

   Configuring Music Manager (Windows and Apple Mac)     32

Chapter 1  People (Contacts)     37

Adding Accounts     38

   Adding a Work Email Account     39

Navigating People     43

   Checking a Contact’s Status     45

   Editing a Contact     46

   Adding a Contact Photo     47

Adding and Managing Contacts     50

   Adding Contacts from an Email     50

   Adding a Contact Manually     51

   Adding a Contact from a VCard     52

   Adding a Contact Using Near Field Communications     53

   People Settings     54

   Creating Contact Groups     55

   Editing Contact Groups     56

   Choosing Contacts To Display     57

   Joining and Separating Contacts     58

Adding a Contact to Your Home Screen     61

Chapter 2  Using the Phone and Google Voice     65

Getting to Know the Phone Application     65

   Call Log     68

   Contacts     68

Phone Settings     69

   Fixed Dialing Numbers (GSM only)     71

   Quick Responses     72

   Call Forwarding     73

   Internet Calling (SIP)     74

Receiving a Call     76

   Handling Missed Calls     76

Placing a Call     77

   Dialing from a Contact Entry     77

   Dialing Using Your Voice (Voice Dialer)     78

   Dialing Using Your Voice (Google Voice Search)     79

   Options While on a Call     80

   Conference Calling     81

   Dial from a Web Page or Other App     83

Sound Settings     83

Google Voice     84

   Setting Up Google Voice     85

   Upgrading Google Voice     88

   Playing Back and Managing Google Voicemails     90

   Google Voice Settings     91

Chapter 3  Audio, Video, and Books     95

The Music Application     95

   Updating the Music Application     96

   Finding Music     98

   Purchasing Music     99

   Adding Your Existing Music to Google Music     101

   Using the Music Application     103

   Controlling Playback     105

Managing Playlists     109

   Creating a New Playlist on Your Galaxy Nexus     109

   Adding a Song to an Existing Playlist     110

   Rearranging Songs in a Playlist     111

   Delete or Rename a Playlist     111

   Listening to Music with No Wireless Coverage     112

   Changing Google Music Settings     113

Playing and Sharing Videos     116

   Sharing Videos     117

   Deleting Videos     118

   Gallery App Settings     119

Recording Videos with the Camera Application    119

   Recording Video     120

   Changing Video Settings     121

   Video Effects     123

YouTube     124

   YouTube Main Screen     124

   Browsing for a Video     125

   Playing a Video     126

   Record a Video and Upload It     127

   Upload a Video     128

   Changing YouTube Settings     129

Chapter 4  Connecting to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and VPNs     133

Connecting to Bluetooth Devices     133

   Pairing with a New Bluetooth Device     134

   Changing Bluetooth Settings     136

   Changing Bluetooth Device Options     137

Wi-Fi     138

   Connecting to Wi-Fi     138

   Wi-Fi Network Options     141

   Advanced Wi-Fi Options     142

Cellular Networks (GSM Version)     143

   Changing Mobile Settings     144

Cellular Networks (CDMA Version)     146

Virtual Private Networks (VPN)     147

   Adding a VPN     148

   Connecting to a VPN     150

Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot     152

   Starting Your Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot     152

Bluetooth Tethering     154

Near Field Communications (NFC)     155

   Enabling NFC     156

   Using NFC     157

Chapter 5  Emailing     159

Gmail     159

   Adding a Google Account     160

   Navigating the Gmail App     162

   Composing Gmail Email     163

   Reading Gmail Email     165

   Gmail Settings     167

   Managing Gmail Labels     171

Email Application     172

   Adding a New POP3 or IMAP Account     173

Working with the Email App     176

   Navigating the Email Application     176

   Composing Email     177

   Reading Email     179

   Email App Settings     180

Chapter 6  Browsing the Web     187

Navigating with Browser     187

   Web Page Options     189

   Browser Tricks     190

Managing Bookmarks, Saved Pages, and History     191

   Bookmarks     192

   Browsing History     195

   Saved Pages     196

Managing Multiple Tabs     196

Customizing Browser Settings     198

Chapter 7  Text and Multimedia Messaging     207

Messaging Application     207

   Managing Settings     208

   Composing Messages     211

   Attaching Files to Messages     213

   Receiving Messages     215

   Managing Messages on Your SIM Card     216

Chapter 8  Working with Date, Time, and Calendar     219

Setting the Date and Time     219

Clock Application     221

   Navigating the Clock Application     221

   Managing Alarms     223

   Adding or Editing an Alarm     223

   Clock Settings     224

Using the Calendar Application     225

   The Calendar Main Screen     226

   Choosing Which Calendars to View     227

   Calendar Settings     228

   Adding a New Event     230

   Responding to a Gmail Event Invitation     233

   Responding to a Corporate Event Invitation     235

Chapter 9  Taking, Storing, and Viewing Pictures     237

Using the Camera     237

   Camera Settings     239

   Taking Regular Pictures     241

   Taking Panoramic Pictures     242

Viewing and Managing Your Photos     244

   Navigating the Gallery     244

   Deleting Photo Albums     245

   Open a Photo Album     245

   Reviewing and Sharing Pictures     246

   Editing Pictures     247

   Gallery Settings     249

Managing Photos with Your Computer     250

   Manual Picture Management     251

   Automatic Picture Management on a Mac     254

Synchronizing Pictures Using Your Google Cloud     255

Chapter 10  Working with Android Applications     257

Configuring Google Checkout     258

Navigating Google Play     259

   Downloading Free Applications     260

   Buying Applications     262

   Managing Applications     263

   Google Play Settings     266

Keeping Applications Up to Date     268

Chapter 11  Customizing Your Galaxy Nexus     271

Changing Your Wallpaper     271

   Wallpaper from Gallery Pictures     272

   Live Wallpaper     273

   Wallpaper     274

Changing Your Keyboard     274

Adding Widgets to Your Home Screens     276

   Adding a Widget     276

   Remove, Move, or Resize a Widget     278

   Language     279

   Accessibility Settings     280

   Sound Settings     281

   Display Settings     282

Chapter 12  Maintaining Galaxy Nexus and Solving Problems     285

Updating Android     285

Optimizing Battery Life     287

   Looking After the Battery     287

   Determining What Is Using the Battery     288

Applications and Memory     290

Reigning In Your Data Usage     291

   Background Data Limits     293

Caring for Galaxy Nexus Exterior     293

Getting Help with Your Galaxy Nexus     294

Index     295

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789749468
Author:
Johnston, Craig James
Publisher:
Que
Author:
Johnston, Craig
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
My...
Publication Date:
20120504
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.612 in 528 gr

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