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Android Essential Classes

Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Android's user interface is mainly based on direct manipulation, using touch gestures that loosely correspond to real-world actions, such as swiping, tapping and pinching, to manipulate on-screen objects, along with a virtual keyboard for text input. In addition to touchscreen devices, Google has further developed Android TV for televisions, Android Auto for cars, and Android Wear for wrist watches, each with a specialized user interface. Variants of Android are also used on game consoles, digital cameras, PCs and other electronics.

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This course shows you how to get the most out of your Android phone or tablet. Join Dan Gookin for a comprehensive tour of the Android operating system features you can use on your device. Dan starts with a review of the basics including navigation and typing. Then he shows how to make phone calls and video calls, organize contacts, and send and receive emails and texts. Next, Dan demonstrates how to use different camera modes to capture compelling video and images. Finally, Dan also shares how to manage your calendar, alarms, and appointments. He wraps up by explaining how to maintain your Android device, including syncing and sharing data as well as troubleshooting problems.Topics include:

  • Exploring basic Android operations
  • Understanding the Home screen
  • Connecting with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Managing apps
  • Creating contacts
  • Receiving and sending email
  • Handling phone calls and accessing voicemail
  • Browsing the web
  • Taking photos and videos
  • Getting directions and finding locations
  • Making appointments and setting alarms and timers
  • Managing file storage
  • Extending battery life
  • Monitoring data usage