Becoming Attached to Your Android

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Covers Google Nexus, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy Tab devices. Shows various settings as well as how to download ebooks from OverDrive onto your device.

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  • Original Galaxy Tab released in 2010Tab 2 & Tab 3 aimed at budget markets. Front-facing cameras downgraded to VGA quality and the rear to fixed focus
  • Navigation Bar – Back button, Home button, and Recent Apps button
  • Becoming Attached to Your Android

    1. 1. Becoming Attached to your Android Presented by Kathy Petlewski Plymouth District Library 2014
    2. 2. Topics We’ll Cover • • • • • • Various Makes and Models of Androids The Android Operating System Looking at the various desktops Making sense of the Settings Enabling WiFi Shopping in the Google Play Store & Samsung Apps • Downloading ebooks to your device.
    3. 3. Samsung Galaxy Tab series • • • • • • • • Galaxy Tab/Tab 7.0 (2010) Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Galaxy Tab 7.7 (2011) Galaxy Tab 8.9 (Oct 2011) Galaxy Tab 10.1 (2011) Galaxy Tab 2 (7” & 10.1”) Galaxy Tab 3 (7”, 8” & 10.1”) 2013 Galaxy Tab Pro (8.4”, 10.1” & 12.2”)
    4. 4. Samsung Galaxy Note Series • Galaxy Note 8.0 – Android 4.1 upgradable to 4.2 • Galaxy Note 10.1 – Android 4.0 upgradable to 4.1 • Galaxy Note 10.1, 2014 Edition – Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
    5. 5. Google Nexus Tablets • Nexus 7 – 2012 Version, developed with Asus. Released with Android 4.1. • Nexus 10 – Oct. 2012, manufactured by Samsung • Nexus 7, 2nd generation, released July 2013. Released with Android 4.3.
    6. 6. Android Operating System • Android 2.3 – Gingerbread (December 2010) • Android 3.0 – Honeycomb (February 2011) • Android 4.0-4.0.4 – Ice Cream Sandwich (October 2011) • Android 4.1-4.3 – Jelly Bean (July 2012) • Android 4.4 – KitKat (September 2013)
    7. 7. Common Features of Android Tablets • Users have the ability to customize the look and feel of their devices. • Shop and download applications from the Google Play Store. • Download e-books from OverDrive in the EPUB format. • Browse the Internet, read e-mail, use social media sites such as Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. • Play music, watch movies, and view photos.
    8. 8. Android Apps vs. Widgets • “Apps are conventional programs that occupy the entire screen when opened. Applications added to the Home screen appear as icons. To open an app, tap its icon.” • “Widgets are single-purpose miniprograms. Widgets added to the Home screen appear as icons that you can tap to open or as tiles that you can resize to open part or all of the Home screen.” • (taken from Google Nexus 7 Tablet by Chris Fehily, page 21.)
    9. 9. Looking at Google Nexus
    10. 10. Nexus Apps & Widgets
    11. 11. Nexus Settings Screen
    12. 12. Information About Your Nexus • When I clicked on System Update, it told me to update to Android Version 4.4.2 “which improves performance and stability and fixes bugs.”
    13. 13. Shopping in the Google Play Store
    14. 14. Samsung Galaxy Tab
    15. 15. Widgets & Apps for Galaxy Tab
    16. 16. Galaxy Tab Settings
    17. 17. Apps – Google & Samsung
    18. 18. Samsung Galaxy Note 8
    19. 19. Galaxy Note Special Feature • Use the Galaxy Note’s special stylus called the “S pen” to draw, scribble notes, or write on the screen and then save to your tablet. • Choose from a number of different templates.
    20. 20. Apps & Widgets for the Note
    21. 21. Galaxy Note Settings
    22. 22. Downloading ebooks for Androids
    23. 23. Choose Overdrive App
    24. 24. Select the Plymouth District Library
    25. 25. Going to the MCLS Site
    26. 26. Settings and Searching for e-Books
    27. 27. Starting the Checkout Process
    28. 28. Starting the Download
    29. 29. Authorizing Adobe Digital Editions • The first time you download from OverDrive, you must authorize with Adobe Digital Editions. • This is a free process, but be sure to write down your ID for safekeeping.
    30. 30. Completing the Download
    31. 31. Things to Remember • You must have your Wi-Fi enabled to surf web, download ebooks and get to the Google Play Store or Samsung Apps. • You will have to a username and password for Adobe Digital Editions the first time you download from OverDrive. This is a free registration. • It’s a “Use it or Lose it” set of skills. The more you use it, the more comfortable you will become with it.
    32. 32. Time for Questions & Comments Thanks for attending !

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