Android Fully Loaded
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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!
Senior Acquisitions Editor Stephanie McComb Business Manager Amy Knies Editorial Director Robyn B. Siesky Marketing Manager Sandy Smith Vice President & Executive Group Publisher Richard Swadley Production Editor, Copy Editing, Layout, Design, Proofreading, and Indexing Abshier House Vice President & Executive Publisher Barry Pruett Cover Image Michael E. Trent About the Author ob Huddleston has been developing Web pages and applications since 1994 and has been an instructor since 1999,
status, and begin chatting with any who currently are available by simply selecting his name (see Figure 5.8). You can add connections by pressing your phone’s Menu button and selecting Add friend. This selection opens a screen into which you can enter an e-mail address of the person with whom you want to chat and then send them an invitation. After your friend receives and approves the invitation, he will be added to your contact list. TEXTING Texting was introduced fairly early in the
games, including Mafia Wars, can be played via your phone’s browser. Simply go to the browser, navigate to Facebook.com, sign in, and play as usual. Other games such as Farmville, however, rely on Adobe Flash, and so you may or may not be able to play them on your phone. See Chapter 11 for details on whether or not your phone currently supports Flash Player. ALTERNATE APP Another extremely popular Twitter client is the one created by Twitter itself: Twitter for Android. Like all clients, this
to see a list of your calendars. From this screen, you can press Menu again to add another calendar, or uncheck calendars you don’t want to see on your phone. Reminders Events can have reminders associated with them to let you know when they are about to begin. When using the computer interface, reminders simply send an e-mail at the scheduled time before the event, but on your phone, they display in your Notiﬁcation Bar and will play a sound — for me, at least, a much more eﬀective reminder
updates then appear on the map as a small thought bubble icon. You can select the icon to read the status, or select 92 The ﬁnal set of options on the Layers menu lists the locations you have most recently searched, making it easy to look up a recent location and display it on the map. More Layers Select the More Layers button at the bottom of the Layers menu screen to see additional choices. The My Maps option displays maps you have created and saved on the Google Maps Web page. More details