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Eric Butow , Lonzell Watson
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December 11, 2011 0789747979 978-0789747976 1


Galaxy Tab 10.1
Galaxy Tab 7.0



My Samsung Galaxy Tab™



instructions with callouts to photos that show you exactly what to do with the Galaxy Tab 7.0 and Galaxy Tab 10.1


when you run in to Samsung Galaxy Tab problems or limitations

Tips and Notes

to help you get the most from your Samsung Galaxy Tab



Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping
your Samsung Galaxy Tab working just the way you want. Learn how to

     •  Get started fast!

     •  Navigate Samsung Galaxy Tab’s Android operating system

     •  Retrieve, play, and manage music, video, podcasts, and audiobooks

     •  Use the Samsung Media Hub 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 as an Amazon Kindle ebook reader

     •  Find any destination with Maps, Navigation, Places, and Latitude

     •  Discover, choose, install, and work with new Android apps

     •  Extend your Galaxy Tab with add-on hardware and accessories

     •  Customize your tablet to reflect your personal style, habits, and preferences

     •  Keep your Galaxy Tab up to date, reliable, and running smoothly



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About the Author

Eric Butow began writing books in 2000 when he wrote Master Visually Windows 2000 Server. Since then, Eric has authored or coauthored 15 other books.Those books include several chapters in Que Publishing’s Microsoft Windows 7 In Depth, Addison-Wesley’s User Interface Design for Mere Mortals, Amacom’s How to Succeed in Business Using LinkedIn, and, most recently,Que Publishing’s Blogging to Drive Business.


Eric lives in Jackson, California. He has a master’s degree in communication from California State University, Fresno, and is the owner of Butow Communications Group (BCG), a web design, online marketing, and technical writing firm.






Lonzell Watson is the award-winning author of Teach Yourself Visually iPad, for which he won the honor of Distinguished Technical Communication and Best of Show 2010 from the Society for Technical Communication. He was also presented the Award of Excellence for Teach Yourself Visually iPhoto ‘09 in 2009. He is the author of other popular titles, including Canon VIXIA HD Digital Field Guide, Final Cut Pro 6 for Digital Video Editors Only, and Teach Yourself Visually Digital Video.


Lonzell is an adjunct professor in the College of Business at Bellevue University, and he is a freelance technical writer and instructional designer whose courseware has been used to train the CIA, FBI, NASA, and all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. He is a frequent contributor to and is a syndicated writer with hundreds of published tutorials and tips that help demystify consumer electronics and Apple software. He holds a master’s degree in instructional design and development and is the owner of Creative Intelligence, LLC, an instructional design and technical writing company.





Product Details

  • Series: My...
  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Que Publishing; 1 edition (December 11, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789747979
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789747976
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,042,010 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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I had a Galaxy Tab and I can confirm this book is a great addition if you have or are looking to get the Galaxy Tab. It is essentially the instruction manual that should have came pre-loaded on the device as an e-Book if not as a paper book in the box. It does a great job explaining the features of the Tab and walking you through basic operations along with a lot of high quality color pictures. For anyone new to the Galaxy Tab world this would be beneficial, if you've had other tablets of the android variety you could probably skip on this.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well-written and Comprehensive September 13, 2012
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Samsung's line of tablet computers Galaxy Tab is probably the best known and the widest used line of "true" Android tablets. (Amazon's Kindle Fire line uses a heavily modified version of Android.) These are very versatile and well designed tablets that can serve a multiplicity of your everyday needs - listening to music, accessing online videos, checking and composing e-mail, creating various forms of original content. In order to get the most out of your Galaxy Tab, a detailed book of instructions can really come in handy.

"My Samsung Galaxy Tab" covers two different versions of this device: Galaxy Tab 7.0 and galaxy Tab 10.1. The first one of these runs the 2.2 version of Android called Froyo, while the 10.1 Galaxy Tab runs the version 3.1 called Honeycomb. There are many essential similarities between the two versions, but whenever there are the differences between the two this book will clearly spell those out.

This is one of the more comprehensive user guidebooks for any tablet computer that I have come across. At almost 500 pages it covers almost all of the essential topics and tasks that you would come across in your daily use. The chapters covered include "Becoming Familiar with Android," "Browsing the Web," "Playing Music and Videos," "Enhancing Galaxy Tab with Apps," and several others. Many of these topics are very intuitive, but there are certain subtleties that will help even the more experienced users.

All chapters and sections are organized around step-by-step instructions that give you detailed exposition. Most of the tasks are also illustrated with color screenshots, and this really helps with the whole experience. The book is very well designed and it is really fun to go through.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Handy August 15, 2012
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This book provides essential documentation for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 (old model) and 10.1. Butow and Watson each have a long history of writing how-to computer books. In this book, they introduce two Galaxy Tab models to new users, providing documentation that should have been shipped in the box but wasn't. Topics covered include the physical layout of the devices, Android (operating system) basics, customizing the screen, browsing the web, e-mail and messaging, calendar and contacts, music and video, book reading, capturing and managing photos, maps and navigation, adding new apps, adding new hardware and accessories, and troubleshooting. Since the older model Galaxy Tab 7 used a different version of the Android operating system than the 10.1, separate instructions are given for each of the two models. The numbered instructions are illustrated with color screen captures, notated with circled numbers to help you match up instructions with icons on the screen. Where necessary, additional information is provided in large call-out boxes. The book includes an index to help you find topics easily, and a password for access to an online copy of the book for 45 days starting from activation of the password.

Being completely new to the Android world, I learned a lot from reading this book. We don't have any cell phone coverage where I live, so the world of smart phones is completely foreign to me, and the iPad is out of my price range. As a result, when I got my Samsung Galaxy Tab, I was at a complete loss about how to use it. The Tab ships with practically no documentation, simply a wallet-sized fold-out brochure with a few getting started tips.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Was a Godsend for Me January 5, 2013
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I am so not a tech person. When I was in the market for a tablet I spent weeks researching, trying to figure which one would be best for me. I have mostly been an Apple girl but after messing with the Ipads some family members had, I decided I wanted something different and maybe a bit superior. So I went with the Galaxy 2.

I thought it would be a fairly easy operation to figure out. I mean, I had no problems switching from a Microsoft OS laptop to a Mac. I got the Galaxy out of the box and I might as well have BEEN in a different Galaxy. I understood nothing.

So, thankfully, I was able to get the My Galaxy Tab 2 book from Amazon. Upon opening it immediately made me feel more secure and less anxious about learning the features of my new tablet.

The chapters are broken down via categories and then sub-categories. Knowing I could start at the very beginning of the book and tackle each chapter in my own time was reassuring but it was also great to know that if I had a specific issue I needed to figure out immediately all I had to do was skim the contents and find the exact page that information was offered.

I think this book offers help to new Galaxy Tab users as well as established ones. There were a few things I learned from the book that my friend didn't even know and he had his Tab for over a year.

I think it is a great tool to have if you own a Galaxy Tab. It certainly has saved me the time of having to search for the answer to a feature question from the internet.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference book for beginners.
This is a very well-put together reference for a beginner to the Samsung Galaxy Tab (the old model).
The book is laid out very well. Read more
Published 14 months ago by H. Wang
3.0 out of 5 stars Does not cover the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0
I was very excited to see this as a review item because I had just bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7-Inch, Wi-Fi). But this book is for the previous model. Read more
Published 15 months ago by C. Bayne
3.0 out of 5 stars Inadequant instructions
The tablet was great, BUT the instructions that came with it sucked. I have been to three in-store instructions classes and they were just O.K. Read more
Published 18 months ago by R. R. Yochem
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a help guide but a text book!
I bought the Samsung Galaxy Tab and absolutely hate it. So when I got the opportunity to get what I thought was a help guide, I jumped at it. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Movie Mania
4.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable for the novice, helpful for average user
I've had a Samsung Galaxy 10.1 for a year before receiving this book. Tablets are great but they don't come with an instruction book and the online help available is limited. Read more
Published 19 months ago by MJS
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Instruction Guide
My Galaxy does so much more than I realized! This is a great manual for Galaxy owners. The product manual that came with it was incomplete, obviously. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Candy Cane
4.0 out of 5 stars Switching product every few pages is distracting...
But, the material is thorough. Often I had to stop, back up a page or two, and double-check which version was being covered. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of info broken down into step by steps
An excellent reference for a new owner of a Samsung Galaxy Tab, Que's book will take a person through the introduction of a Galaxy tab and then walk the user through the various... Read more
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3.0 out of 5 stars Simply using the Galaxy Tab does the same thing
The Galaxy Tab is a very user-friendly device and while I've looked over this book in order to review it, it didn't tell me anything that Tab itself hadn't already told me. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Stephanie
4.0 out of 5 stars galaxy tab
the book is very helpful with information about the tab, but it does have one little drawback. When you have to wade thru the information about the 7 inch tab first, before you... Read more
Published 20 months ago by tuffys mom
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