Need tips & recommendations for new Android tablet users

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  1. TabletConnect

    TabletConnect Senior Member

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    Hello everyone. I am putting together a brief video tutorial on what to do first after buying an Android tablet. I have realize that tablet manufacturers do not do a good job explaining how to first set up the tablet. I am looking for tips & recommendations that one should do when he/she turns on the new Android tablets.

    These are some of the things that I do first when getting a new tablet:


    • Adjust brightness (to conserve battery). Many times the brightness is either high or it is on Automatic Brightness which personally do not find it useful.
    • Activate USB debugging.
    • Activate "Unknown Sources" to allow installation of non-market applications.
    Those are the types of examples that I am looking for.

    Thanks for your help!
     
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    good share, but less than what i want to know, may the admin give us some more LOL
     
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    Does the Android SDK contain anything to test your application on while developing an Android application (much like the iPhone does)?

    I don't own a phone with Android (I actually have an iPhone...) but I would like to program some Android apps, without burning money on a phone. When it comes time to test my application on a live phone I have plenty of friends that would be willing to be guinea pigs.
     
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    I am actually looking for tips from the community. I am going to put together a "tutorial" once I gather enough tips/recommendations. Thanks.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
     
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    You are in the wrong thread. :)

    Yes, the SDK has an emulator which you can actually customize (screen size, etc.) I haven't used it in a while so I can't really what else you can customize. You can test your apps there.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
     
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    xaueious Administrator Staff Member

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    I think you want to go over the basics.

    Function of buttons, keyboards, what is a home screen...

    As for tips...

    Change language, compatibility mode, how to identify it (ASI, Linpack), power saving tips, how to change the launcher, widgets, icons
     
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    Thanks. How could I forget these?

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    I have a new 2.2 7" tablet and want to know how to get some personmal photos on to the tablet, so use of USB with tablet is something i need to know can anyone help please.
     

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