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Download The Rough Guide to Android Phones (Rough Guide Reference) epub

by Andrew Clare

Looks at the features of the Android phone, covering such topics as applications, email, Android Market, and phone performance.
Download The Rough Guide to Android Phones (Rough Guide Reference) epub
ISBN: 1405382821
ISBN13: 978-1405382823
Category: Technology
Subcategory: Networking & Cloud Computing
Author: Andrew Clare
Language: English
Publisher: Rough Guides (November 29, 2010)
Pages: 240 pages
ePUB size: 1375 kb
FB2 size: 1859 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 185
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I received my copy of this handbook over the weekend and I am very disappointed. It is a "rough" guide - which presumes that the user is familiar with an entire "encylopedia" of technical terms that are basic to experienced Smartphone owners. So much of the terminology references were new to me as a beginning smartphone user - and left me wanting a more basic, simpler guide to the Droid platform. Furthermore, more than half of the book is a description of various available apps for the Android - something that I could search on Google or find in a current "Android App" book. The way in which the book was presented just seemed to be a hodgepodge of information that didn't stimulate my desire to read on. Some of the information in this guide MAY become more interesting and educational to me once I became more familiar in using my new phone - but not for now.
If you are looking for a short and intense information about android Phones, this is it.
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"The Rough Guide to Android Phones" by Andrew Clare is a concise guide to Android phones in a user friendly, (nearly) pocket size book. The book is very nicely illustrated in color throughout, is good at explaining Android concepts, and is particularly helpful to new users. I particularly liked that application names were in bold font throughout, which made it easier to figure out where you needed to go, what you needed to do, and how to do those things. The book covers everything from basics like syncing computer files and using email on an Android device, to more obscure topics like "What is augmented reality?" Obviously every reader will not need every piece of information in this book, but it's logically divided into sections like a manual, and topics of interest are very easy to find compared with lots of other books.

The book has an excellent chapter ("Internet Apps") that deals with particularly handy applications available for the Android. I found Clare's selections very well-reasoned, and generally agree with his selections, especially in the "Essential Apps" section. This book covers Android in general, and while it does contain a section on finding the right phone for you, I find this book is best paired with a guide to the specific phone you buy. In other words, you might also want to buy "Droid 2 for Dummies," for example, to deal more in depth with the specific Android product you choose.

This is a great place to start if you are new to Android phones, and I believe it contains a nearly ideal blend of illustrations and text.
I got my Samsung tablet in August and have been working/learning my way through it ever since. (The knowledge I gained from working on the tablet helped when I got Windows 8 a couple of months later.) At first, I read just the basics in the book, but yesterday I picked it up again and decided to download the recommendation of Google Drive/Google Docs.

My husband who is a techie tried last weekend to sync my tablet and PC calendars with no luck. So, I decided to look up the how to sync the two calendars and found that if I followed the directions in this little book, I could download Google calendars to both devices and share the info, syncing the two. OOOH was I a happy camper! I felt like I was really learning if I could do this mostly by myself. And, let me tell you, if I can do it, ANYONE can.

Previously, in August, I had borrowed another "how to" book from the local library and found The Rough Guide much more helpful. I was glad I had not bought the other book.

So, for new users to Android, I recommend you learn a little at a time and as you learn, do more, as you will have learned more just from using the tablet. As I said before, IF I CAN DO IT ANYONE CAN!!!
>>>..."The Rough Guide to Android Phones" is a Great Initial Start for an Android Phone user!!!...It is a Portal to some of what is available with this hard charging Mobile Platform!!!...It will show a user some tips & tricks that will ensure that you & your "Droid" get off to a good start on the way to your full combined potential & give you some lowdown on the Android Market & 100 hot apps,etc!!!...
>>>..."The Rough Guide to Android Phones" is 240 Knowledge pages which starts with a MustRead Introduction section,etc. followed by a "What you need to know" section, a "Buying options" section, a "Staying in sync" section & an "Apps for everything" section which includes The Android Market, Technical stuff & the apps!!!...It will close with a helpful Index!!!...
>>>...The "Rough Guide" is a great initial investment to go with your Android phone & a Portal for your on-going acquisition of Knowledge by use & other learnings!!!...>>>Going Forward!!!...Let's Roll!!!...Time is of the Essence!!!...Carpe Diem / Seize The Day!!!...Michael!The Rough Guide to Android Phones (Rough Guide Reference Series)