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The Instant Guide to Android [Kindle Edition]

Ian Barker
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Book Description

Android is the world's most popular mobile operating system - and still growing fast.

Whether it’s on a smartphone or a tablet, Android offers a wealth of functionality with apps and widgets available for just about any purpose.

But it is still relatively new. Many people are still not sure how it works.

And even many experienced Android users have learned only a fraction of its functions.

'The Instant Guide to Android' is here to help.

If you’re new to Android devices and want to know basics like how to get online and how to download apps from the Play store, or if you’ve been using it for a while and need to access more advanced features and troubleshooting tips, 'The Instant Guide to Android' is the essential guide.

'The Instant Guide to Android' includes chapters on:

What is android?
Android hardware
Android interface
Setting up the system
Finding and managing apps
Managing and sharing files
Connecting to devices
Getting online
Productivity Tools
Entertainment and Media
Online apps
Useful add-ons
Hints and Tips
Useful webpages

Ian Barker spent almost 20 years in IT before he discovered that writing about computers was easier than fixing them. He is a former editor of PC Tools and PC Utilities magazines and has contributed to many other titles and websites. He is also the author of 'The Instant Guide to Windows 8', also published by Endeavour Press and available to download on Amazon.

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent digital publisher.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 187 KB
  • Print Length: 50 pages
  • Publisher: Endeavour Press Ltd.; 1 edition (10 Dec. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #287,921 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, Ian grew up in north-east England and gained a business degree from Teesside Polytechnic in the early '80s. He spent over twenty years working in information technology before discovering that writing about computers was easier than fixing them. He is a former editor of PC Utilities magazine, currently lives in Greater Manchester and doesn't own a dishwasher.

Over the years Ian has produced lots of comic verse, for things like office Christmas cards. In the mid '90s he made regular contributions to Martin Kelner for a late night show on BBC radio in northern England. Moving to the north-west in 1996, he continued to contribute items to Martin's Manchester based Jazz FM breakfast show.

His first cash-in-the-bank publishing credit was a Laughter the Best Medicine gag for Reader's Digest in 1998. Since then he has gone on to write topical comedy sketches for BBC Radio's The News Huddlines, and has had short stories published in Evergreen magazine, and in the WritersNet Anthology. He has had stories published online in the e-zines Starving Arts and Crime Scene Scotland plus a co-written story on Admit Two.

Ian's first début novel Fallen Star was published in 2010. His second One Hot Summer launched in late 2012.

Genres: Lad lit, Humour, New Adult

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to follow and informative. 20 Dec. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Having owned an android phone for a few years now, I didn't think this book would have much to offer me in terms of new information but I found it quite enlightening. I enjoyed reading about the history of Android and its developments as it allowed me to put everything into context and appreciate my smartphone just that little bit more. I found the presentation of information about how to use an android smartphone fairly straightforward and logical and all the essentials were included in each well-structured chapter. I think that this would be a useful book for anyone, but especially the older generation who may be wary of how to use the latest technologies.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin 14 Dec. 2012
By Helen
Format:Kindle Edition
I'd just invested in a new phone and it claimed it can do all this stuff on the box, but yet the instruction manual that accompanied the phone was tiny and I didn't have a clue! This book was perfect in explaining not just the basics but how to make the most out of your added features. I have to say that it's not a long book, but that was one of the plus points for me. I just wanted a concise and well-researched guide on how to make the most of my new phone which wouldn't take more than a couple of hours to get through and this was what I got. He also recommends some brilliant apps- particularly on how to maximise storage, which was a great bonus!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Useful introduction to Android 21 Dec. 2012
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I've been using two Android devices (a Tablet and a phone) for a number of months now and realised that I didn't know very much about the Operating System. I came across this useful introduction covering the interface, setup, troubleshooting and some useful advice on a variety of Android apps (productivity, security and more). Certainly worth a read and free from Amazon!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Siver help 10 April 2013
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Being a silver surffer it is a great help,and with new tec coming all the time the more help the better
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