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  • Copyright 2013
  • Edition: 2nd
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-5038-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-5038-9
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-325638-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-325638-3

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to photos that show you exactly what to do with the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

Help when you run into Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 problems or limitations
Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 working just the way you want. Learn how to
• Get started fast
• Navigate Samsung Galaxy Tab 2’s Android operating system
• Retrieve, play, and manage music, video, podcasts, and audiobooks
• Use Google Play as a portal to movies and TV content
• Capture higher quality photos and video
• Surf the Web quickly with the built-in browser
• Monitor news, weather, and stock prices
• Simplify your life with the Calendar and Contacts
• Send email, text, and multimedia messages
• Use your Galaxy Tab 2 as an eReader
• Find and share any destination with Maps, Navigation, Local, and Latitude
• Discover, install, maintain, and work with new Android apps
• Extend your Galaxy Tab 2 with add-on hardware and accessories
• Customize your tablet to reflect your personal style and preferences
• Keep your Galaxy Tab 2 software up to date, reliable, and running smoothly

Sample Content

Online Sample Chapter

Customizing Android 4 on Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

Sample Pages

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Table of Contents

1    The Galaxy Tab Universe    3

First, a Look at Android      4

The Newest Members: The Galaxy Tab 2 Family     5

The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0     5

The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1     6

Comparing the Tab 2 to Other Tabs     7

Galaxy Tab 7.0     7

Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus     8

Galaxy Tab 7.7     9

Galaxy Tab 8.9     10

Galaxy Tab 10.1     11

Galaxy Note     11

2    Meeting the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2     15

Investigating the Galaxy Tab 2 Unit     16

Physical Features of the Galaxy Tab 2 7"     16

Physical Features of the Galaxy Tab 2 10"     20

The Galaxy Tab 2 Buttons and Switches     22

The Four Galaxy Tab 2 Icons     22

The Power Button     25

Volume Control Buttons     27

Galaxy Tab 2 Screens     28

The Lock Screen (Galaxy Tab 2 7")     28

The Lock Screen (Galaxy Tab 2 10")     29

The Apps Screen (Galaxy Tab 2 7")     29

The Application Screen (Galaxy Tab 2 7")     30

Manipulating the Screen     31

Tapping an Element     31

Pinching     32

Dragging and Flicking     32

Screen Rotation and Orientation     33

Interacting with Android     34

Sliders    34

Settings Menus     34

Button Bar     35

Tab Areas     35

Using the Keyboard     36

Using Special Keyboards and Characters     37

3    Setting Up the Galaxy Tab 2     43

Getting Details About the Galaxy Tab 2     44

Setting Up Your Network     46

Syncing the Galaxy Tab 2     51

4    Customizing Android 4     55

Password-Protecting the Galaxy Tab 2    55

Changing Your Password     58

Setting Parental Restrictions    60

Changing the Date and Time     60

Modifying Your Wallpaper     62

Setting Alert Sounds     64

Changing Keyboard and Voice Settings     65

Modifying More Settings     67

5    Browsing the Web     71

Browsing to a URL     71

Searching the Web     73

Viewing Web Pages     75

Bookmarking Websites     77

Returning to Previously Visited Pages     78

Deleting Bookmarks     80

Filling in Web Forms     82

Copying Text and Images from Web Pages     83

6    Sending Email and Instant Messages    87

Configuring Email     87

Reading Email    91

Composing a New Message    95

Creating Your Own Signature     96

Deleting Messages     97

Searching Through Email     98

Configuring Email Settings     100

Sending and Receiving Instant Messages     102

Configuring Messenger Settings     108

Configuring Google Talk Settings     109

7    Using the Calendar and Contacts to Simplify Your Life     113

Staying Up to Date     113

Managing Contacts     127

Managing Your Busy Schedule     136

Using Calendar Views     140

8    Playing Music and Video    149

Purchasing Music, Movies, and TV Shows on Google Play     149

Playing Videos     152

Recording Video     156

Copying Files with Windows Media Player     159

Connecting as a Mass Storage Device     161

Samsung Kies for PCs and Macs     164

Adding a Podcast App     166

Playing Songs     168

Creating Your Own Playlists     170

Viewing YouTube Videos     172

9    Reading and Managing Books    175

Logging In to Your Account     176

Purchasing Books     180

Using Reading Aids     182

Adding Bookmarks, Highlights, and Notes     187

Organizing Your Books     190

10    Capturing and Managing Photos     193

Using the Camera     194

Navigating Image Viewer     200

Tips for Capturing Photos     202

Working with Gallery     203

Performing Screen Captures     209

Editing Images     210

11    Using Maps, Navigation, Local, and Latitude    215

Enabling GPS     216

Getting Around with Maps    217

Getting Voice-Command Directions     226

Getting to Know Local     230

Enabling Wireless Networks     234

Using Latitude     236

12    Enhancing Your Galaxy Tab 2 with Apps     241

Getting Apps on Google Play     242

Managing Apps Through Your Home Pages     253

Adding Useful Apps     259

Using Note Everything     266

13    Adding New Hardware    271

Galaxy Tab USB and SD Connection Kit     272

Bluetooth Keyboards     272

Pairing Bluetooth Devices     273

MicroSD Cards     274

14    Finding Galaxy Tab 2 Accessories    279

Protective Cases     279

Screen Protectors     282

Chargers and Adapters     283

15    Troubleshooting Your Galaxy Tab 2    287

Maintaining Your Galaxy Tab 2    288

Update Galaxy Tab 2 Software     288

Backing Up and Restoring Your Galaxy Tab 2     289

Syncing and Using Manual Backup     292

Extending Battery Life     292

Dim Screen Brightness     294

Utilize Sleep Mode     296

Conserve Power by Turning Off Wi-Fi     296

Conserve Power by Turning Off Bluetooth     297

Solving Random Galaxy Tab Issues     298

Difficulty Turning Your Tab On or Off     298

Touchscreen Becomes Unresponsive     298

Force Stop an App     298

Battery Does Not Charge     301

Landscape Orientation Does Not Work     301

Troubleshooting Wi-Fi Accessibility Problems     303

Make Sure Wi-Fi Is Activated     303

Check Your Range    304

Reset the Galaxy Tab 2 Software    304

Getting Technical Help     306

Contact Your Cellular Provider or Samsung    306

Index     309

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