Gateway A60 Owner's Manual

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User Guide

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Gateway TAB TP series User Guide

Model: G100 (Wi-Fi only models) and G100W (Wi-Fi+3G models) First issue: 06/2011

Gateway TAB TP series

Model number: __________________________________

Serial number: ___________________________________

Date of purchase: ________________________________

Place of purchase: ________________________________

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Table of contents

End user license agreement

Getting to know your tablet

Features and functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Product registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Setting up

 

Unpacking your tablet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Getting to know your tablet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Using your tablet

Using the SIM card slot (only for Wi-Fi+3G models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Charging your tablet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Turning on for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Locking your tablet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Using the touchscreen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 The Home screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 The onscreen keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Editing text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Connecting devices to your tablet

Connecting to AC power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Inserting a microSD card (optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Connecting to a PC as a USB storage device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Connecting a USB device to your tablet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Connecting a Bluetooth device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Connecting to a television with HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Connecting to the dock (optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Going online

Managing Wi-Fi connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Browsing the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Setting up Gmail (Google mail) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Composing an email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Setting up the Email application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Online applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Playing music and video

Multimedia playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Media server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

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Dolby Mobile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Managing contacts Using the camera

Camera icons and indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Taking a photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Shooting a video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Reading an eBook or pdf

LumiRead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Using a cellular data network (only for Wi-Fi+3G models)

Installing a SIM card (only for Wi-Fi+3G models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Adjusting connection settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Internet sharing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Advanced settings

Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Putting your tablet in Airplane mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Activating or deactivating connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Adjusting Bluetooth settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Connecting to a PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Synchronization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Setting the date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Setting alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Changing language and text options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Managing applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Updating your tablet’s operating system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Resetting your tablet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

FAQ and troubleshooting

Other sources of help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Specifications

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End user license agreement

IMPORTANT - READ CAREFULLY: THIS END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT ("AGREEMENT") IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU (EITHER AN INDIVIDUAL OR A SINGLE ENTITY), AND ACER INC. INCLUDING ITS SUBSIDIARIES ("ACER") FOR THE SOFTWARE (WHETHER PROVIDED BY ACER OR BY ACER'S LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS) THAT ACCOMPANIES THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING ANY ASSOCIATED MEDIA, PRINTED MATERIALS AND RELATED USER ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTATION WHICH MAY BE BRANDED "ACER" ("SOFTWARE"). AGREEMENTS RELATING TO ANY OTHER PRODUCT OR TOPIC ARE NEITHER INTENDED NOR SHOULD THEY BE IMPLIED. BY INSTALLING THE ACCOMPANYING SOFTWARE OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT, DO NOT CONTINUE THE INSTALLATION PROCESS AND IMMEDIATELY DELETE ALL INSTALLED FILES, IF ANY, OF THE ACCOMPANYING SOFTWARE FROM YOUR DEVICE.

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A VALIDLY-LICENSED COPY OF THE APPLICABLE SOFTWARE, YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO INSTALL, COPY OR OTHERWISE USE THE SOFTWARE, AND HAVE NO RIGHTS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT.

The Software is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws and conventions as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties. The Software is licensed, not sold.

GRANT OF LICENSE

Acer grants to you the following non-exclusive and non-transferable rights with respect to the Software. Under this Agreement, you may:

1.Install and use the Software only on a single designated device. A separate license is required for each device on which the Software will be used;

2.Make one copy of the Software solely for backup or archival purposes;

3.Make one hard copy of any electronic documents included in the Software, provided that you receive the documents electronically.

RESTRICTIONS

You may NOT:

1.Use or copy the Software except as provided in this Agreement;

2.Rent or lease the Software to any third party;

3.Modify, adapt, or translate the Software in whole or in part;

4.Reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the Software or create derivative works based upon the Software;

5.Merge the Software with any other program or modify the Software, except for your personal use; and

6.Sublicense or otherwise make the Software available to third parties, except that you may, after prior written notification to Acer, transfer the Software as a whole to a third party so long as you do not retain any copies of the Software and such third party accepts the terms of this Agreement.

7.Transfer your rights under this Agreement to any third parties.

8.Export the Software in contravention of applicable export laws and regulations, or (i) sell, export, re-export, transfer, divert, disclose technical data, or dispose of, any Software to any prohibited person, entity, or destination including, without limitation, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria; or (ii) use any Software for any use prohibited by the laws or regulations of the United States.

SUPPORT SERVICES

Acer is not obligated to provide technical or other support for the Software. ACER LIVE UPDATE

Certain software contains elements that enable the use of the Acer Live Update service, which allows for updates for such software to be automatically downloaded and installed on your device. By installing the software, you hereby agree and consent that Acer (or its licensors) may automatically check the version of such software that you are using on your device and may provide upgrades to such software that may be automatically downloaded on to your device.

OWNERSHIP AND COPYRIGHT

Title, ownership rights and intellectual property rights in and to the Software and all copies thereof shall remain with Acer or Acer's licensors or suppliers (as applicable). You do not have or shall not gain any proprietary interest in the Software (including any modifications or copies made by or for you) or any related intellectual property rights. Title and related rights in the content accessed through the Software is the property of the applicable content owner and may be protected by applicable law. This license gives you no rights to such contents. You hereby agree

1.Not to remove any copyright or other proprietary notices from the Software;

2.To reproduce all such notices on any authorized copies you make; and

3.To use best efforts to prevent any unauthorized copying of the Software.

TRADEMARKS

This Agreement does not grant to you any rights in connection with any trademarks or service marks of Acer or of Acer's licensors or suppliers.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ACER, ITS SUPPLIERS, AND ITS LICENSORS, PROVIDE THE SOFTWARE "AS IS" AND WITH ALL FAULTS, AND HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL OTHER WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, EITHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, DUTIES OR

CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OF ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF

RESPONSES, OF RESULTS, OF WORKMANLIKE EFFORT, OF LACK OF VIRUSES, AND OF LACK OF NEGLIGENCE, ALL WITH REGARD TO THE SOFTWARE AND THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SUPPORT SERVICES. ALSO, THERE IS NO

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WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF TITLE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, QUIET POSSESSION, CORRESPONDENCE TO DESCRIPTION OR NON-INFRINGEMENT WITH REGARD TO THE SOFTWARE.

EXCLUSION OF INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL AND CERTAIN OTHER DAMAGES

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL ACER, ACER'S SUPPLIERS, OR ACER'S LICENSORS, BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS OR CONFIDENTIAL OR OTHER INFORMATION, FOR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, FOR PERSONAL INJURY, FOR LOSS OF PRIVACY, FOR FAILURE TO MEET ANY DUTY INCLUDING OF GOOD FAITH OR OF REASONABLE CARE, FOR NEGLIGENCE, AND FOR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY OR OTHER LOSS WHATSOEVER) ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SUPPORT SERVICES, OR OTHERWISE UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT, EVEN IN THE EVENT OF THE FAULT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR BREACH OF WARRANTY OF ACER OR ITS SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS, AND EVEN IF ACER AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND LICENSORS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND REMEDIES

NOTWITHSTANDING ANY DAMAGES THAT YOU MIGHT INCUR FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL DAMAGES REFERENCED ABOVE AND ALL DIRECT OR GENERAL DAMAGES), THE ENTIRE LIABILITY OF ACER, ITS SUPPLIERS, AND ITS LICENSORS, UNDER ANY PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT, AND YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ALL OF THE FOREGOING, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR THE SOFTWARE. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS, EXCLUSIONS AND DISCLAIMERS (INCLUDING DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND EXCLUSION OF INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL AND CERTAIN OTHER DAMAGES ABOVE) SHALL APPLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, EVEN IF ANY REMEDY FAILS ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OR LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

TERMINATION

Without prejudice to any other rights, Acer may immediately terminate this Agreement without notice if you fail to comply with any terms and conditions of this Agreement.

In such event, you must:

1.Cease all use of the Software;

2.Destroy or return to Acer the original and all copies of the Software; and

3.Delete the Software from all devices on which it was resident.

All disclaimers of warranties and limitation of liability set forth in this Agreement shall survive termination of this Agreement.

GENERAL

This Agreement represents the complete agreement between you and Acer relating to this license for the Software and supersedes all prior agreements, communications, proposals and representations between the parties and prevails over any conflicting or additional terms of any quote, order, acknowledgement or similar communication. This Agreement may only be modified by a written document signed by both parties. If any provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the remaining provisions of this Agreement will remain in full force and effect.

ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE AND SERVICES

Software provided hereunder by Acer's licensors or suppliers ("Third Party Software") is made available to you for your personal, non-commercial use only. You may not use the Third Party Software in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the services provided by Acer's licensors or suppliers hereunder ("Third Party Services"). Furthermore, you may not use the Third Party Software in any manner that could interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Third Party Services, or the services and products of Acer's licensors' or suppliers' third party licensors. Your use of the Third Party Software and Third Party Services is also subject to additional terms and conditions and policies which can be accessed through our global website.

Privacy policy

During registration you will be asked to submit some information to Acer. Please refer to Acer’s privacy policy at www.acer.com or your local Acer website.

XT9 and the XT9 logo are registered trademarks of Nuance Communications, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States of America and/or other countries.

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Getting to know your tablet

Features and functions

Your new tablet offers leading, easy-to-access multimedia and entertainment features. You can:

Connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi or, if your tablet includes 3G features, HSDPA+.

Access your email while on the move.

Keep in touch with your friends via your Contacts and social networking applications.

Listen to rich, full-impact audio via Dolby Mobile.

Product registration

When using your product for the first time, it is recommended that you immediately register it. This will give you access to useful benefits, such as:

Faster service from our trained representatives.

Membership in the Packard Bell community: receive promotions and participate in customer surveys.

The latest news from Packard Bell.

Hurry and register, as other advantages await you!

How to register

To register your Packard Bell product, please visit www.gateway.com. Click Registration and follow the simple instructions.

You can also register directly from your tablet by tapping the Registration icon.

After we receive your product registration, you will be sent a confirmation email with important data that you should keep in a safe place.

Features and functions

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Setting up

Unpacking your tablet

Your new tablet comes packed in a protective box. Carefully unpack the box and remove the contents. If any of the following items is missing or damaged, contact your dealer immediately:

Liberty Tab

Quick Guide

USB cable

AC adapter

Warranty card

Getting to know your tablet

Front view

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No.

Item

Description

 

 

 

1

Touchscreen

10.1-inch, 1280 x 800 pixel capacitive

 

 

touchscreen.

 

 

 

2

Front-facing camera

A 2-megapixel camera for video chatting and

 

 

self-portrait images.

 

 

 

3

Light sensor

Detects ambient light and automatically adjusts

 

 

the screen brightness.

 

 

 

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Back view

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3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No.

Item

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

LED flash

Lights to illuminate images.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

5 MP camera

A 5-megapixel camera for taking high-

 

 

 

 

 

resolution images.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Speakers

Emits stereo audio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left view

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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No.

Item

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

HDMI Micro (Type D)

Connects to an HDMI cable with a Type D

 

port

connector.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

3.5 mm headphone jack

Connects to stereo headphones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Power button

Long press to turn the tablet on, press briefly to

 

 

 

 

 

turn the screen on/off or enter sleep mode;

 

 

 

 

 

press and hold to turn the tablet off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getting to know your tablet

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Right view

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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No.

Item

Description

 

 

 

1

Reset button

Insert a small thin object (such as a paperclip) to

 

 

 

 

 

reset power to the tablet.

 

 

 

2

USB port (Host)

Connects USB devices to your tablet.

 

 

 

3

Micro USB port (Slave)

Connects to a computer with a USB cable.

 

 

 

4

DC-in jack

Connects to the DC power supply.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top and bottom views

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No.

Item

 

 

Description

 

 

 

 

1

Volume control key

Increases and decreases the tablet volume.

 

 

 

 

2

Screen rotation lock

Use this switch to lock the screen rotation or

 

switch

 

 

allow the screen to match the tablet’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

orientation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Card slot cover

 

 

Insert a microSD card into the slot under this

 

 

 

 

 

 

cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See “Inserting a microSD card (optional)” on

 

 

 

 

 

 

page 24.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The SIM card (only for Wi-Fi+3G models) slot

 

 

 

 

 

 

allows you to access the Internet if you have a

 

 

 

 

 

 

cellular data subscription.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Docking port

 

 

Connects your tablet to the dock accessory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Using your tablet

Using the SIM card slot (only for Wi-Fi+3G models)

Certain tablets include a SIM slot for internet access. To take full advantage of your tablet’s Internet capabilities, you should install a SIM card with data subscription before turning on your tablet.

See “Installing a SIM card (only for Wi-Fi+3G models)” on page 47.

Charging your tablet

For first-time use, you need to charge your tablet for four hours. After that you can recharge the battery as needed.

Connect the DC-in jack to your tablet and plug the AC adapter into any AC outlet.

Note: It is normal for the tablet surface to become warm during charging or long periods of use.

Using the SIM card slot (only for Wi-Fi+3G models)

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Turning on for the first time

To turn on your tablet, press and hold the power button for two seconds. You will then be asked some questions before you can use your tablet.

To start, tap to select your language, then tap Start. Follow the rest of the instructions as they are displayed.

Sign in to or create a Google account

If you have Internet access, your tablet allows you to synchronize information with a Google account.

During the start-up process, you may create or sign in to an account, which will be used to synchronize your contact list, email, calendar and other information. If you do not yet have Internet access, or do not want to use this feature, then tap Skip.

Important: You must sign in to a Google Account to use Gmail, Google Talk, Google Calendar, and other Google Apps; to download applications from Android Market; to back up your settings to Google servers; and to take advantage of other Google services on your tablet.

If you want to restore existing settings from another device with Android 2.0 (or later) installed, you must sign in to your Google account during setup. If you wait until after setup is complete, your settings will not be restored.

Note: If you have multiple Google accounts, such as separate accounts for personal and business contacts, you can access and synchonize them from the Accounts settings section. See “Multiple Google accounts” on page 54.

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Locking your tablet

If you will not use your tablet for a while, briefly press the power button to lock access. This saves power and ensures your tablet does not unintentionally use any services. Your tablet will lock automatically if it is not used after a while. To change the delay, tap Apps > Settings > Screen > Timeout.

Waking your tablet

If the screen is off and the tablet does not react to any taps on the screen, then it has been locked and is in sleep mode.

To wake your tablet, press the power button. Your tablet will display the Lock screen. Drag the lock symbol to the edge of the circle to unlock the tablet.

For additional security, you may set a code or number that must be entered to access the tablet, such as an unlock pattern (a set of dots that must be tapped in the correct order). Open the Home screen and tap Apps > Settings > Location & security > Configure lock screen.

Note: If you forget an unlock pattern or PIN, please refer to “Unlock pattern“ on page 58.

Using the touchscreen

Your tablet uses a touchscreen for selecting items and entering information. Use your finger to tap the screen.

Tap: Touch the screen once to open items and select options.

Drag: Hold your finger on the screen and drag across the screen to select text and images.

Locking your tablet

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Tap and hold: Tap and hold an item to see a list of actions available for that item. On the pop-up menu that appears, tap the action you want to perform.

Scroll: To scroll up or down the screen, simply drag your finger up or down the screen in the direction that you want to scroll.

The Home screen

When you start your tablet, or wake it from power saving, it will display the Home screen. This screen gives you quick access to information and simple controls with widgets or shortcuts. These display information such as the time and favorite bookmarks, or provide additional controls and direct access to applications. Some have been pre-installed on your tablet, while others may be downloaded from the Android Market.

The Home screen already features some useful controls and information.

Search Application menu and

Customize screen

Navigation

 

 

 

Time and

 

 

 

Status

 

 

Search

To search for applications, files or for information on the Internet, tap the Google / Search icon in the top-left corner.

Simply enter the text you want to find. Tap the arrow or Enter key to search the Internet, or tap one of the suggestions, applications or files shown in the list.

Note: In order to search or browse the Internet, you must be connected to a cellular data (if available) or wireless network. See “Going online” on page 27.

Voice search

If voice search is available, tap the microphone and speak your search request. See “Voice Search” on page 28.

Navigation

To navigate through menus and options, three (or more) icons are shown in the bottom-left corner.

Back Home Recent

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Back

Tap this icon to go to the previous page, or to go up one level in a

 

menu. This icon may be replaced with the hide icon in certain cases

 

(such as if the keyboard or list of recent applications is shown).

Hide

Home

 

Tap this icon to go directly to the Home screen.

 

Recent

 

Tap this icon to see recently opened applications. Tap an application to open it, or tap anywhere on the screen to return to the Home screen.

Settings

This icon is displayed in some applications. Tap this icon to open a list of options.

The extended Home screen

The Home screen extends to either side of the initial Home screen, giving you more room to add widgets or organize shortcuts. To view the extended Home screen, swipe your finger to the left or right.

A total of five pages are available, two to the left and two to the right. To change or add widgets on any of the screens see “Personalizing the Home screen“ on page 19.

Home screen

The Home screen

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The application menu

The application menu displays applications installed on your tablet.

Two categories are available: All and My apps. All displays all applications that are installed on your tablet; My apps displays applications that you have installed from the Android Market.

Note: All images are for reference only. The applications installed on your tablet can be different from the applications shown in illustrations.

Applications are displayed in alphabetical order. If more applications are available, an outline of the second page will be shown on the side of the screen. Swipe the outline towards the center of the screen to switch pages.

Tap and hold an icon to add a shortcut to one of your Home screens. While a shortcut is selected, thumbnails of the Home screens are shown below the list of applications, simply drag the shortcut to a screen.

Status and notification area

Status and notification icons are shown in the bottom-right corner of the screen.

This area contains a variety of icons to inform you

 

 

of your tablet’s status. The icons on the right side Time

Wireless

Battery

of the clock indicate connectivity and battery

reception

charge

status. The left side of the clock displays the event

 

status

notification icons.

 

 

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Tap the status icons to view more status information and a summary of events.

Tap the status area again to view more controls. While viewing a notification, tap the summary to see more information, if available. Some event summaries include controls, such as media controls if music is playing.

Status and notification icons

Connection and batterystatus icons

Note: Network connection icons are blue if you have an active Google account.

Icon

Description

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

Connected to a wireless

 

Battery is very low

 

network (waves indicate

 

 

 

connection strength)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An open wireless network is

 

Battery is low

 

available

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bluetooth is on

 

Battery is partially drained

 

 

 

 

 

Connected to a Bluetooth

 

Battery is full

 

device

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Airplane mode (wireless

 

Battery is charging

 

connectivity disconnected)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Notification icons

Icon

Description

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

Alarm is set

 

Speaker is silenced

 

 

 

 

 

New Gmail message

 

Tablet microphone is off

 

 

 

 

 

New Google Talk message

 

GPS is on

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming event

 

Receiving location data from

 

 

 

GPS

 

 

 

 

 

Song is playing

 

More status notifications

 

 

 

 

 

SD card or USB storage is full

 

Syncing data

 

 

 

 

 

Tablet is connected to PC via

 

Sync is on

 

USB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Application update available

 

Problem with sign-in or sync

 

 

 

 

 

System update available

 

Uploading data

 

 

 

 

 

Virtual private network (VPN)

 

Downloading data (animated)

 

status

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download finished

Cellular data status icons.

Icon

Description

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

Cellular signal strength

 

Roaming

 

 

 

 

 

Connected to GPRS network

 

No signal

 

 

 

 

 

GPRS in use

 

SIM card is invalid or not

 

 

 

installed

 

 

 

 

 

Connected to EDGE network

 

New/unread SMS/MMS

 

 

 

 

 

EDGE in use

 

Problem with sending SMS/

 

 

 

MMS

 

 

 

 

 

Connected to 3G network

 

USB tethering is activated

 

 

 

 

 

3G in use

 

Bluetooth tethering is

 

 

 

activated

 

 

 

 

 

Carrier data use threshold

 

Wireless tethering is activated

 

exceeded

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multiple tethering or hotspot

 

 

 

connections are activated

 

 

 

 

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