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New Galaxy Tab User - QUESTION!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by RalT, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. RalT

    RalT New Member
    Thread Starter

    Dec 5, 2010
    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
    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

    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
    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
    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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