Synopses & Reviews
Fully loaded with the latest tricks and tips on your new Android!
Android smartphones are so hot, they're soaring past iPhones on the sales charts. And the second edition of this muscular little book is equally impressive--it's packed with tips and tricks for getting the very most out of your latest-generation Android device. Start Facebooking and tweeting with your Android mobile, scan barcodes to get pricing and product reviews, download your favorite TV shows--the book is positively bursting with practical and fun how-tos. Topics run the gamut from using speech recognition, location-based mapping, and GPS, to setting up your Android as a broadband modem and much more.
- Helps you get the most out of your Android smartphone and related technology, including Motorola Droid 2, Motorola Photon 4G, HTC Thunderbolt, LG Optimus 3D, and HTC EVO 3D
- Shows you how to put a slew of stuff on your Android: 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, such as using an Android as a broadband modem, barcode scanning, using the GPS, and speech recognition
You won't believe all that you can do with Android smartphones. Get Android Fully Loaded, Second Edition and don't miss a thing!
Take your love affair with Android to a new level
Since the first edition of this book, new phones and new apps have been popping up like monsters at the game-master's level. Here's where you learn what's what. Put a season of Idol on your Droid 2, scan barcodes for bargains with your Evo, tweet on your Thunderbolt — and that's just for starters. Grab the hottest apps, make your phone a broadband modem, teach Android to recognize your voice, and oh, so much more.
Demystify your Motorola Droid 2 or Photon 4G, HTC Thunderbolt and Evo 3D, or LG Optimus 3D
Update your Facebook status and tweet on the go
Pack your phone with TV shows, music, spreadsheets, and presentations
Get turn-by-turn directions with GPS
Scan barcodes for product reviews and price comparisons
Shoot HD video and post it to YouTube
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 Android Fully Loaded and several other books from Wiley.
Table of Contents
PART I: THE BASICS 1
Chapter 1: Android Basics 3
Chapter 2: Applications 31
Chapter 3: Your Home Screens 39
Chapter 4: The Phone 47
Chapter 5: 21st Century Communication 59
Chapter 6: Managing Your Time 79
PART II: MAPS, MUSIC, PICTURES, AND THE WEB 89
Chapter 7: Maps 91
Chapter 8: Music 105
Chapter 9: Taking Pictures 121
Chapter 10: Video 135
Chapter 11: The Web 153
PART III: WORKING AND PLAYING 165
Chapter 12: Documents 167
Chapter 13: Games 179
Chapter 14: Other Cool Apps 195
Chapter 15: Troubleshooting 213
Chapter 16: Advanced Topics 223