Synopses & Reviews
Android Fully Loaded is the one-of-a-kind reference that will show android users how to do anything with a android mobile device, from tasks such as reading and synching email, participating in social networking services such as Facebook and Twitter, finding and listening to music, and using turn-by-turn GPS navigation, all the way to I-can't-believe-it-can-do-that technologies such as scanning any barcode to get product reviews and pricing information from stores near you and online. It also shows how you can use your device as a broadband modem to give your notebook high-speed access to the Internet anywhere. Written by popular technology expert and contributing editor for Computerworld, Preston Gralla, this book will include the latest mobile phone technology developments, including GPS, bar code scanning, WiFi, speech recognition, DVD-quality playback, email and calendaring, web browsing, location-based mapping, intelligent object-scanning, searching capabilities, and synching with Google services such as Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Docs. It will also cover the latest mobile applications, and how to put anything on the phone, from old movies and shows to music, spreadsheets, presentations and more. Android Fully Loaded teaches readers a ton of tips and tricks. From uploading video to downloading television shows and a variety of documents, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents, the android device does much more than make phone calls, play music, and send e-mail. Full-color throughout, this book will walk readers step-by-step through both common and uncommon tasks to get the most out of their Android OS mobile device. Mobile devices covered in the book are: Motorola Droid, HTC Droid Incredible, HTC Evo 4G and Nexus One.
Covers the Android OS and the hot Android OS phones, including how to get the most out of GPS and turn-by-turn navigation, downloading all the best and latest apps from the Android market and the Web, reading and synching your mail and calendar, cool mobile Web tricks, speech recognition, keeping up with Facebook and Twitter, and filling your Android phone with everything from PowerPoint presentations to your favorite movies and music.
Written by an award-winning journalist, recognized technology author and expert, contributing editor for Computerworld, and reviewer of Android applications for PC World.
Get all the amazing power your Android smartphone has to offer!
The Motorola Droid has quickly become the fastest-selling smartphone, giving the iPhone a run for its money. This little book is packed with big tips for getting more into, and out of, an Android OS phone than ever thought possible. You’ll learn to take full advantage of features such as the high-resolution digital camera, GPS, e-mail, Web browsing, location-based mapping, Google Calendar and Google Docs, hundreds of readily available apps, and tricks such as scanning a barcode to get product reviews or translating foreign signs.
- Motorola Droid sales are booming, fueled by the Android OS’s amazing versatility and open access to apps
- This book shows how to put anything on an Android phone: old movies, TV shows, music, spreadsheets, presentations, Word documents, and much more
- Covers all the basic features such as Web browsing, using Facebook and Twitter, taking photos, playing music, and using e-mail
- Offers dozens of high-level tips and tricks for maximizing turn-by-turn navigation, using an Android as a broadband modem, scanning a barcode to access product reviews and comparing prices, syncing with Google services, and photographing objects for Google to identify
Android Fully Loaded enables you to take maximum advantage of your Android OS smartphone.
Who'd think you'd fall in love with an Android?
Rob Huddleston did, back when the operating system made its debut. Android may not have been the first smartphone OS, but it's the one that shows how it can be done. Whether you want raw power, an open and ever-growing eco-system that encourages innovation in application development, or just the option to surf the actual, whole Web — including those millions of Flash-enabled sites — Android has the stuff. Here's how you get it all.
Take and edit fabulous photos and HD video
Read PDFs and create and edit Microsoft Office documents
Skip the single-purpose GPS; cruise around town with the free turn-by-turn navigation app
Surf the Web, watch videos, and play games on any site
Download and use the must-have apps
Follow social media, including Facebook and Twitter, on your phone
Get more out of—and into—your Android phone than you ever thought possible
About the Author
ROB HUDDLESTON has been developing Web pages and applications since 1994, and has been teaching Web and graphic design fulltime since 1999. He has been named an Adobe Community Expert, and is the author of Teach Yourself Visually Web Design and several other books from Wiley.
Table of Contents
PART I: THE BASICS.
Chapter 1: Android Basics.
Chapter 2: Applications.
Chapter 3: Your Home Screens.
Chapter 4: Actually Using Your Phone as a Phone.
Chapter 5: 21st-Century Communication.
Chapter 6: Managing Your Time.
PART II: MAPS, MUSIC, PICTURES, AND THE WEB.
Chapter 7: Maps.
Chapter 8: Music.
Chapter 9: Taking Pictures.
Chapter 10: Video.
Chapter 11: The Web.
PART III: WORKING AND PLAYING.
Chapter 12: Documents.
Chapter 13: Games.
Chapter 14: Other Cool Apps.
Chapter 15: Advanced Topics.