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Hi

As a reasonably technically literate new user (my PC experience goes back to PC/DOS, Windows from 3.1, PalmPilot in 1996, Windows Mobile etc etc, I'm new to Android and never been that strong on Linux so looking for a good introduction to Android.

http://forum.xda-dev...ad.php?t=619153 seems to offer a basic intro, but is very focussed on specific tasks - some of the other guides just list the menus that I can discover anyway!

Can anyone recommend a good guide? Something like the old "Windows for Dummies" books from the 1990s????

I've had a Commtiva N700 with Android 2.2 for a few weeks and am starting to learn more about it, but would like to find the right guide to get me going.

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I'm in the same boat, too much mini and mainframe experience and left Linux to those with beards (at the time) !.

Still looking so will post back if I find something.

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thanks for that link

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Here's something to start with:
http://hemorrdroids....ide-to-android/

There's also google's own Android 2.2[Froyo] guide:
http://www.google.co...dUsersGuide.pdf

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Thanks for the links Ray.... I think I'm starting to get the hang of my tablet & Android.

Next step is a Linux primer, I guess.

Reminds of of old forum discussions back in the early PalmPilot days when people were trying to imagine the "perfect PDA" - these new Android devices get very close!

- touch screen with simple text entry
- high quality colour display
- usable batter life
- built in always on internet access
- plenty of storage
- ability to play music and video

etc

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Here's something to start with:
http://hemorrdroids....ide-to-android/

There's also google's own Android 2.2[Froyo] guide:
http://www.google.co...dUsersGuide.pdf


thanks these are more like user guides, is there anything to help novice developers who want to learn how to root and create themese for example?

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