How To Get The Most Out Of Your Google Tablet

How to Get the Most out of Your Google Tablet ?

So what do you do with a new tablet once you've finally forked down the money and bought one? It's a question many people ask themselves upon opening the box for the first time. Yes, you can browse the web, check-in on Facebook, and play a game or two, but that's only scratching the surface of what tablets are capable of. The options, in fact, are nearly endless.

Not only are the devices becoming more powerful with each successive generation, but so too are the number of options. The days of Apple's iPad being the only choice on the market are long over; with a wide range of Google tablets available, all of which offer Google Play support and Android's powerful OS, the “new” kids on the block are no longer playing second fiddle. Quite the opposite – the new Google tablets are more robust, capable and appealing than ever.

But like any tablet – or really, any type of tool – Google's new digital slates are only as good as their users. Here's how to get the most out of yours.

Learn Its Secrets
One of the first things you should do with any new tablet is acquaint yourself with the settings. This may seem like a boring place to start, but it can actually teach you a lot about your device, and enable you to customize and modify it as you see fit to better suit your needs. Put it this way: why fidget about for an hour or two when you can just refer to the owner's manual?

The settings control many aspects of your tablet, from the default screen orientation to the sound effects to the gestures which can be used to interact with the various applications. In other words, it's the place to start if you wish to have any semblance of familiarity with how your Google tablet works. Master the settings and it's smooth sailing from here.

Get Proper Coverage
If you rely exclusively on Wi-Fi coverage to access the Internet, stay connected to the Cloud, or utilize web-based applications, like Netflix or Pandora, you are not getting the most out of your tablet. Too many people believe that they'll always be able to tap into a Wi-Fi network, whenever and where ever they want, and end up leaving their tablets at home more often than not, having realized that in many cases, that simply isn't the case.

When it comes to getting coverage for your Google tablet, you have options, but the smart choice is T-Mobile. Currently, T-Mobile is the only service provider offering free 4G LTE coverage for tablets, and they also offer Wi-Fi calling (in those cases where you do have access to a Wi-Fi network) and data plans with no contracts. In essence, you hold all the cards, and yet, can reap the benefits of data coverage no matter where you go. It really is the obvious choice.

Make It Your Own
A tablet is so much more, and so different in spirit, than a desktop computer. With a desktop, you're likely to have just one or two software programs that didn't originally come with the device. If you were to compare two different desktop devices, from two separate owners, the odds are quite good that in most regards, they would be all but identical. With a tablet, this couldn't be further from the truth – they lend themselves to customization and personalization, and you'll find that ultimately this is the best way to make the most of your device.

With hundreds of thousands of apps available on the Google Play store – as well as movies, television shows, music and more – the options for customization are limitless. Load up your device with the programs and media that you want. It may sound like an overly simple concept, but you'd be surprised at how much of a difference it can make to your overall experience, and how many people don't do the exploring they should. Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty, so to speak, and dive headlong into the store. Even if you don't spend a nickel and take advantage of free apps only, there is no better way to make your new Google tablet your own.

Source: Androidpuertorico

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