Android books for Users: Google on the Go

This Andorid book is not for developers, but for users who want use their Android phones to make life more productive, more efficient, and more fun!

Google on the Go: Using an Android-Powered Mobile Phone

Google on the Go

Product Description

So you’ve got one of those hot new Android-powered phones? Awesome! Now, get the most out of it with Google on the Go! This friendly, easy book shows exactly how to use your phone to make your life more productive, more efficient, and more fun!

Making calls? Playing MP3s? Sending Gmail? Taking pictures? It’s all covered here—one step at a time, in plain English. There’s no faster way to master the great Google tools built into your new phone: calendar, messaging, web browsing, chat, Google Maps, YouTube, you name it!

Want to customize your phone? Here’s how. Need to troubleshoot a problem? No sweat: you’ll find easy, step-by-step directions. Whether you’re using the T-Mobile G1 or another Android-powered smartphone, this book answers all your questions so you can harness the power of Google applications and tools in the palm of your hand.

• Set up your Google Android phone fast!

• Quickly master phone basics, from speakerphone to call waiting

• Transfer contacts from your computer or another phone

• Add new Calendar appointments and reminders

• Make the most of your free Gmail account

• Take photos, and send them instantly to your contacts

• Watch videos and upload them to YouTube

• Find practically anything with Google Search

• Use Google Talk’s handy chat features

• Get directions and traffic info with Google Maps… even use GPS!

• Install new software tools and even start writing your own

• Fix the most common problems with service and hardware

About the Author

John Eddy is a gadget hobbyist who infuriates his wife by continually getting new toys that need to be put somewhere. The majority of his career has been spent trying to ensure that normal, everyday people can successfully use their technological wonders. He has helped people both directly, through product support, and indirectly, by moderating online forums and newsgroups, thus ensuring a safe environment in which to seek answers.

After his long career in and around Microsoft, it’s ironic that John’s first book is about Google. He spends his days and nights in the Seattle area reading,watching too much TV and not enough movies, and enjoying quality time on his Xbox 360 and Wii with his far more techsavvy wife. Author of Special Edition Using Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, she shares his love of cooking and eating.Their food chronicles can be found at www.cooklocal.com.

Patricia DiGiacomo Eddy
is an accomplished technology author and mobile phone geek who isn’t nearly as infuriated with her husband’s love of gadgets as he might think. She has written several books, including Special Edition Using Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, Special Edition Using Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, Absolute Beginner’s Guide to OneNote, and Access 2003: VBA Programmer’s Reference. Her day job is spent writing about email technology with a major software company. Her evenings are spent writing about a wide variety of other topics, including health and fitness, cooking, and Seattle culture. She enjoys a good game of Wii Tennis. Although she watches too much TV, she isn’t planning on changing that habit any time soon. Patricia and her husband recently completed their first half marathon and are looking forward to training for a full marathon as soon as this book is on the shelves.

Product Details

* Paperback: 216 pages
* Publisher: Que; 1st edition (February 22, 2009)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0789739534
* ISBN-13: 978-0789739537
* Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches

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