An Android tablet is an easy way to search and browse the internet.
An Android tablet is an easy way to search and browse the internet and much more portable and convenient than a big laptop computer. It comes with a special app or program for web browsing. It's called the browser, and it usually looks like a globe. To browse the web, your tablet needs to be connected to the internet by either a 3G or 4G mobile phone network or via your home WiFi network.
Look at the screen. If there are little blue lines or mobile phone style reception bars, then you're connected and ready to go. Tap the browser icon to get started. The first screen you'll see will be a homepage set by either your tablet's manufacturer or the mobile internet provider, such as BigPond. If you know the address of the website you want to visit, tap the bar here to bring up the onscreen keyboard and, then, just start typing. If you make a mistake, tap the backspace key to correct it. When you're done, tap the return button. You can tap on any blue text to link to another webpage.
If the text is too small, you can double tap to zoom in a little way. If you want more control over the amount of zoom, make a pinching motion with your fingers and slide them apart on the screen like this. If you zoom in too far, pictures can become blurry. Quickly double tap to zoom out again or pinch to zoom, but, this time, slide your fingers together to zoom out.
Usually, when you browse the internet, you won't know the exact website address you want to go to, so you need to do a search. The bar at the top of the screen also works as a search bar. Tap on it. When the onscreen keyboard appears, type in anything you want to search for. Let's search for "Caravan Australia." As you type, a list appears, showing some suggestions for useful searches. When you see it, tap on the top one. A search page appears. The blue text is called a link. If you tap on it, the screen will change to the website the link points to.
If you move the page by sliding your finger from bottom to top, you can see a map and, even further down, lots more links to other websites. Each link has a short description, giving you an idea of what the website contains. Tap the link that interests you and read the page that appears. Any blue text on that page is also a link to yet another page. Think of it as turning a page in a magazine. Each tap on a link turns the page. Don't forget, you can move the page up and down by sliding your finger on the screen, and you can zoom by pinching.
Up the top left of the screen is a white arrow pointing to the left. This is the back arrow. Tap this to go back to the previous page, and keep tapping if you want to retrace your steps. To finish browsing the internet, tap the home button. The next time you start the web browser, the last page you visited will be the first one you see.