Galaxy Tab – Starting

Like all owners of new devices, I had to learn how to get the most out of my Samsung Galaxy Tab. I had some knowledge of what might work, built from my past experiences with my laptops and my iphone. So rather than read any kind of manual, I just played around with whatever I could. My first question was what the four icons just below the screen would do. After a little experimenting, I turned to Google. After a little searching I found this image and the blog post it was embedded in – http://linuxandfriends.com/2011/02/05/samsung-galaxy-tab-review-part-i/

Galaxy Tab iconsSo I had my answer and I began to play with the Settings button on different apps.

Opening screen on my Galaxy Tab
Opening screen on my Galaxy Tab

I used the Wallpaper button to change from the default desert scene to the autumn leaves falling onto a pond reflecting trees. I haven’t figured out yet how to remove the two empty video icons, and would be glad of some advice on that.

Screen 1 with apps, showing the menu
Screen 1 with apps, showing the menu

As you can see, I have lots of different apps and can do a number of things with them. I thought it was time to learn more about system icons, and found my answers here – http://androidforums.com/galaxy-tab-tips-tricks/314192-all-samsung-galaxy-tab-tips-tricks.html

That was a start, and now I’m off to ply and learn some more!

4 thoughts on “Galaxy Tab – Starting


  1. If you tap and hold your finger on an icon on the home screen, the Applications icon at the bottom changes to a trash can. Move the icon to the trash can to remove it from the home screen. It won’t actually delete the app; you can always access it from the Applications screen.

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