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New Galaxy Tab User - QUESTION! (Browse All)

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  1. RalT

    RalT New Member This Topic's Starter

    Dec 5, 2010
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    Hi Everyone,

    I'm new to Android and have a few questions...

    1. When I'm connected to my home wireless network - is there a way to join my home group (win7)?
    2. how do I sync files via wireless?
    3. is there a good Ereader for mobi ebooks?
    4. what are the top 3 apps you have installed?
    Thanks so much, looking forward to learning more about android.


  2. Tech Addiction

    Tech Addiction Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2010
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    I don't think an Android device can join a Windows Home Group. There are apps on the market that can allow streaming but the one app I use for transfering files to and from my device is Andftp. I have a NAS drive that I can ftp into and the app lets you copy to and from the Android device to your home NAS drive. Remote Desktop (it was a $20.00 app but may be more now) is a great app to log onto your Windows PC and remote control it. I have emailed myself files before to get them on my phone by using Remote Desktop. Slacker Radio is another favorite app for me. I will probably purchase the paid version for $3.99 a month... it's that good. Another favorite is PrinterShare Paid Premium version. It allows you to print to any network printer when the Tab is using the wireless network. For Home Screen customization I like LauncherPro and Home Switcher to switch between stock and LauncherPro home screens. Widget Locker is a superb lock screen that allows custom widgets and custom sliders right on the lock screen.
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  3. vamp6x6x6x

    vamp6x6x6x Well-Known Member

    Sep 14, 2010
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    Hi, welcome to android. I have a Samsung Vibrant which was/is my first ever android phone I got a few months ago so I am still learning but I will try to help as much as I can.

    1. Sadly I don't think Android can connect to windows as of yet.
    2. Their are a couple of apps out there such as: awesome drop, dropbox, etc
    3. I am not sure what opens mobi files but adobe reader does good with pdf files.
    4. Lookout(free virus protection), Dropbox(for transfering files wireless), Sonic Screwdriver(Because I am a huge Doctor Who fan.)
    Hope that helped some :)
  4. kll

    kll Member

    Feb 23, 2010
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    I'm new with Galaxy tab (TM). To download an application from Android Market do I need to be on 3G connection or ot can be done with the WIFI connection as well? Planning to buy T-Mobile model without data plan and use it as a WiFI only as of now.
    Thank you in advance.
  5. BubbaHotepUK

    BubbaHotepUK Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2010
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    Yes, you can download from the Market via WiFi and not your 3G data connection.

    I'm not entirely sure you can access the market place without a SIM in the Tab (I may be wrong on this), but you certainly don't need to use the SIM's data connection.

    EDIT: Just checked - you don't need the SIM card in to download stuff from the Market (at least, not free stuff anyway).
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