Re: 2 Android questions


Hi Carolyn,
Your husband is right, learn one thing at a time. Hang in there, and before
you know it, you will be an expert!
I wish you lots of luck, as for myself, I still haven't figured out which
tablet I will purchase yet.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Saturday, July 01, 2017 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

Janet, I love the screen reader TalkBack. She sounds better than JAWS.

I have been learning one thing at a time. Yes, I have been on the net some,
and I'm getting there.

I have Gmail, and Joshua, who really knows this stuff, advised me to get
Aqua Mail. I probably will try it.

My husband said to learn one thing at a time and get proficient. That is
what I have been doing. When I first got it, I wondered if I'd really get
very far, but it is coming right along. It really would be cool if I could
have a couple of one-on-one classes, but that simply is not to be, so it's
up to me. However, HJoshua answered a million and a half questions, has been
so patient and nice about it. Like I told you, I have the list of commands
he sent me, and if you get one, I'd be happy to share them with you.

Yes, that is a good advantage of the keyboard, which is for a lot of typing.
I had to adjust to it. It is a Google keyboard. Below the Spacebar is a wide
area, which contains a mouse, that I can use some. The thing is that you
have to be sure not to rest the heels of your hands on it, or it does all
kind of crazy stuff. First, I thought it was me sitting in my recliner, but
I am able to do that, just have to be sure not to have any part of my hands
or wrists in the area below the Spacebar. If you get one, check it out real
well. The area does not go all the way across the bottom of the keyboard.

The fourth key from the left goes directly to Settings. To use Notifications
or Overview, for Notifications, you press
Control+Alt+N, and for Overview, Control+Alt+R. When you go
into Overview, it will have the last few screens, so, maybe you're on Gmail,
tab twice to Dismiss, press Alt-Enter.
Usually the next program, maybe Settings will appear, and you are right on
Dismiss, just Press Control+Alt+Enter.

Best from,


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of janet gross
Sent: Friday, June 30, 2017 10:11 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

Hi Carolyn,
Thank you so much for all this great information. You just about have me
sold! Smile! How about serfing the internet, how about the email program
on the tablet that would be gmail? Did you have a difficult time adjusting
to the screen reader talkback? I have an Apple iPhone though, but I'm
slowly am starting to feel about Apple phones, like I'm thinking about
Microsoft, and I'm not really all that happy with them. I was thinking
about buying a windows tablet, but I've decided I want to get away from
Microsoft, and now, I'm beginning to feel the same way about Apple. I don't
mine using a touch screen, but at the sametime, I wouldn't mind a keyboard
so if I have a lot of typing to do.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Friday, June 30, 2017 8:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

It is a touch screen, but it has a Google Keyboard with it.
It is really nice, and the way the keyboard is made with it, it is really
like a little mini computer. It folds and makes a nice case.

You can add an SD card, I believe 128 gb. Joshua Kennedy will know.

My Wal-Mart did not have one, so I bought mine from Amazon.
I didn't think to check Wal-Mart online. But still, I paid $109; Joshua says
Wal-Mart has them for $80, I think $79.99.
It has Google TalkBack, and I have now adjusted her to the fastest speed.

If you use it without the keyboard, you need to power off the device, and if
you reattach the keyboard, you need to power off. It is flexible that way,
so you can use it either way. I really think that a person can get good
value from one.

I think that the future is leading to tablets and phones.
I'm not sure why one might have both. I got the tablet to learn to use the
Google platform so that I could get an Android phone, which is a more
expensive investment. I am glad that Joshua told us on the list about them.

If you get one, I'll send you the key strokes that Joshua sent me, because
that makes it way easier, if you know how to navigate. You have to use Alt
with Arrow and Enter and things to move about or enter. You use
Shift+Alt+Enter for Long Press, which is more or less a
menu. If you are
using the screen, you double tap and hold. Ana Garza in her book said when
you double tap, it is like a two-sylable word. My husband's last name is
Samples, so I think Samples, as I double tap, and I am opening things now.

Best from,

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of janet gross
Sent: Friday, June 30, 2017 8:59 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

Hi Carrolyn,
I am seriously considering buying a Android tablet. You sound like you are
quite happy with your RCA Galileo pro tablet. Can you add more space on the
tablet if need be? Is it a touch screen? I was trying to follow the thread
the list had going sometime ago, but my inbox just fel asleep, so I didn't
get all the info I would have liked to get.

Thank you in advance for any info.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Friday, June 30, 2017 7:01 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

I don't have a virus program on my RCA Galileo Pro Android tablet, and I do
really like it. It works too. I had been negligent to check notifications.
After I had it for about a month, I did - TWENTY UPDATES! I let them run,
and you can bet I check notifications every day now.

Best from,


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Olusegun -- Victory Associates
LTD, Inc.
Sent: Friday, June 30, 2017 3:03 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 Android questions

James wrote in path:

"please let me ask you just one more question? Do most Android user's
install antivirus on their devices?"

This one is a touchy subject! Personally, I don't use any virus checkers on
my Android toys! I've been with Android for nearly four and half years, I
have had NO INCIDENCES WITH VIRUSES to this very minute. I have installed
all manners of aps on my devices with no problems; it has not bothered me
whether or not the apps I installed were secured or otherwise. My toys keep
working flawlessly and no virus checkers of any kind.

If installing one makes you feel more comfortable, please feel free to do
so. Whilst there are several virus checkers on the Android platform, the
two common ones I have heard of are Avast and LookOut! Feel free to install
any or both of these and play with them before settling for the one you like

Some virus checkers in Android land can be battery hogs, meaning that they
may drain your battery far faster than you want to see happen. I don't
believe that the two mentioned here at that way; but, again, I don't use a
virus checker in any of my Android toys! May be I am postponing the
inevitable, but I sure want to LEAVE well alone especially if it's working
as expected.

More questions? Please don't hesitate to keep sending them through. There
are a number of Androideans in the house who will step up to the plate if I
can't get to them fast enough! All the best sire.

Denver, Colorado

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