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Whether you're getting started with your first Android device or just want to learn more about its features, this course will show you how to get the most out of your Android phone or tablet. Join Dan Gookin, the author who sparked the For Dummies series, for a comprehensive overview of the Android OS that will get you up and running quickly. First, get comfortable with the touch screen and other basics. Then learn how to add and manage your accounts and configure and customize your Android device to make it your own. Discover how to use all the phone features, organize contacts, and send and receive emails, texts, and video calls. Then explore scheduling appointments and events, downloading and using apps from Google Play, browsing the web, and capturing compelling video and images using the different camera modes. Finally, the course details how to maintain an Android device, including syncing and sharing files.
Welcome to Android Essential Training. My name is Dan Gookin, your mentor and guide. I wrote the book DOS for Dummies, which spawned the entire for Dummies publishing phenomenon. All told I've written over 144 books on computers and technology, translated into over 32 languages worldwide and sold millions of copies. In this course, I'll show you the essentials of using an Android device, a smart phone or tablet. With me, you'll explore basic operations, from turning on the device to working the touchscreen and adding accounts.
You'll discover how to customize your Android, how to put it to work as a useful communications tool and how to get the most from its features. I'll demonstrate interesting, fun and useful things you can do with your phone or tablet. You'll see many tips and tricks, plus a few surprises. Please join me, as together you and I explore the exciting world of mobile technology while using Google's Android operating system.
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