How To Use An Android Tablet – The Basics And Getting Started

Basics Of The Operating System – Tutorial For Android

Do you want to know how to use an Android tablet? In this first video in a series of Android tablet tutorials, I’m going to walk you through the very basics of using an Android tablet.

Android 4.0 is also known as Android Ice Cream Sandwich.  It’s Google’s Android operating system for smartphones and mobile tablets. If you are running a different version of Android, the same approach can be taken for using Android 3 Honeycomb tablet PCs. If you’ve got an Android tablet with an earlier version of Android some of the screens may differ but the principles remain broadly the same.

This article shows how to use an Android tablet cover:

  1. Unlocking an Android tablet PC
  2. How to change wallpaper background on an Android tablet PC
  3. Discovering the Android home screen desktops and how to find your way around them
  4. I’ll show you around the Android tablet home screen. This includes where you can find a quick way to search Google, and how to locate apps and widgets on Android.
  5. Using the software buttons – the back button, home button, and view the latest open apps (multitasking)
  6. Navigating through the web, YouTube, Camera, Gallery, email, Music, etc. shortcuts on Android.
  7. The notification area – where you can see new notifications such as apps downloading, new emails arriving, etc.
  8. How to change settings in Android to lock the orientation of the screen
  9. Navigating your Android tablet with a single tap to select apps and long taps to set wallpaper.
  10. How to set-up short cuts in Android so you can configure your home screens/desktops
  11. Using pinching to zoom in and zoom out of images in Android…
  12. The Android keyboard and how you use it to search the web via the quick Google search feature.

Note: The “Market” app in this video has now been updated to “Play” – Google Play is Google’s repository for downloading apps, ebooks, and movie rentals direct to your tablet.

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