new android user, app helpz

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#1 Posted by ChiefvsGordon (1085 posts) -

I just got my first android(droid rezound). Can I get some app recomendations or tips that you wish to share....I am a former blackberry user:lol:

I also wanted to know if I were to download one of those books from the android market place, if it uses data when im reading them?

#2 Posted by Fandangle (3430 posts) -

Depends on what you want.

Android Police is a good place to start.

#3 Posted by semianonymous (6685 posts) -

Android police's every two week round up. There should seriously be a stickied thread about it. Its a fantastic supply of new games, apps, etc.

Things to keep in mind: Check permissions out before downloading anything lower rated. There could be something fishy going on

#4 Posted by ChiefvsGordon (1085 posts) -

ya, i always read the review of stuff before i download...all of the reviews because I know there are fake ones. i just downloaded the defender game and it is awesome. would any of you or anyone happen to know if using my phone as a mobile hotspot would drain my monthly data and if reading downloaded books off the android market place eats at my data.

#5 Posted by semianonymous (6685 posts) -

The act of downloading with, yes. In the case of stuff like amazon kindle, the actual syncing will take up data but it will be so minimal it wont really matter much

#6 Posted by UssjTrunks (10043 posts) -

Keyboard: Swype (not in market, must be downloaded from official website or a third party website if you want a skinned version, just search on Google), Touchpal, or Swiftkey (the former support swiping, the last one doesn't).
Browser: Opera Mobile or Dolphin HD (I recommend full versions over mini because they offer more options and your phone is more than powerful enough to support them)
Music Player: PowerAmp
Music Widget: Phantom Music Control
Notes: Catch Notes, Evernote, or Springpad
Clock/Weather/Battery/etc: Simi Clock
News/Calendar/Weather/etc: Glass Widgets

#8 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -
Here is a list of apps and games I have that I think you might like. 1. Amazon appstore app (amazon gives apps that cost money away for free everyday. One free app a day) 2. Asphalt 6 3. Dolphin Browser HD (web browser) 4. Dungeon Hunter 2 5. Google Earth 6. Eve of the Genesis 7. Facebook app 8. Flashlight (never know when you will need a good light source) 9. FM radio 10. Good Little War Game 11. Hungry Shark 3 12. Jelly Defense 13. Living Dead Defense (very fun and addictive) 14. Google maps 15. Mixology (over 7,000 mix drink recipes) 16. Moon+ reader (for reading books) 17. Mp3 music download v2 18. My Cookbook 19. NFL Pro 2012 HD 20. Netflix 21. NQ Mobile Security (antivirus for your phone) 22. Pano (for taking panoramic photos) 23. Pandora (music player) 24. Paper camera (really fun app) 25. Poolbar (pool game) 26. Scanner radio (police scanner) 27. Shadow Guardian 28. Sims City Deluxe 29. Sound Hound (for getting into on song you hear and like, but don't know who sings it. This will tell you) 30. Super K. O. Boxing 2 31. Symphony of Eternity 32. The Sims 3 33. YouTube app Now there are plenty of other apps and games I have and didn't list. But the ones I did list should get you started.
#9 Posted by ChiefvsGordon (1085 posts) -

wow thanks guys, that helped a lot! can't wait to start downloading haha

#10 Posted by semianonymous (6685 posts) -

oh hey new dude make life easy for yourself. Market.android.com, you can download apps and they'll get sent to your phone wirelessly

#11 Posted by SoraX64 (29221 posts) -
Best weather app BY FAR is 1Weather. Tweetdeck is in my opinion the best app for Twitter. Onavo is great if you like to track data usage.
#12 Posted by UssjTrunks (10043 posts) -
Also check out Get Jar before you buy any apps. They have a bunch of premium apps for free (and it's legal!).
#13 Posted by PumpkinBoogie (3366 posts) -

I just got my first android(droid rezound). Can I get some app recomendations or tips that you wish to share....I am a former blackberry user:lol:

I also wanted to know if I were to download one of those books from the android market place, if it uses data when im reading them?

ChiefvsGordon
Well I'm not sure as to too much I would suggest to you, as I don't know what you like to do most. One thing I would suggest is Dolphin HD browser and definitely consider getting Lookout Mobile Security (don't worry it's free off the Market); plus if you're interested in books and whatnot download Kindle app. To answer you question about getting the book off Market:"no", it won't take any of your data to read it. The only data you'll lose is in downloading it. Here's a few other tips as well: if your phone has Wi-Fi options, don't hesitate to set it up and use it (especially if you have a home network setup). Use Wi-Fi whenever possible especially if you're concerned with data usage. Also if your gonna be downloading apps from other places besides Android Market, be sure you have the option for "Unknown sources" enabled. This setting option can be found in the "Applications" settings and what it does is, when checked, it will allow you to download apparently from other places other than Android market.
#15 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -
Also check out Get Jar before you buy any apps. They have a bunch of premium apps for free (and it's legal!).UssjTrunks
Thanks for posting fetuses. I had no clue about this site until you mentioned it.
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I just got my first android(droid rezound). Can I get some app recomendations or tips that you wish to share....I am a former blackberry user:lol:

I also wanted to know if I were to download one of those books from the android market place, if it uses data when im reading them?

PumpkinBoogie
Well I'm not sure as to too much I would suggest to you, as I don't know what you like to do most. One thing I would suggest is Dolphin HD browser and definitely consider getting Lookout Mobile Security (don't worry it's free off the Market); plus if you're interested in books and whatnot download Kindle app. To answer you question about getting the book off Market:"no", it won't take any of your data to read it. The only data you'll lose is in downloading it. Here's a few other tips as well: if your phone has Wi-Fi options, don't hesitate to set it up and use it (especially if you have a home network setup). Use Wi-Fi whenever possible especially if you're concerned with data usage. Also if your gonna be downloading apps from other places besides Android Market, be sure you have the option for "Unknown sources" enabled. This setting option can be found in the "Applications" settings and what it does is, when checked, it will allow you to download apparently from other places other than Android market.

My girl downloaded the kindle app and she said once you install it, you can't remove it fully. Is this true for every phone?
#16 Posted by PumpkinBoogie (3366 posts) -
Well personally I've never had the need to uninstall it, plus I use it on tablet. But I did have to flash on time were that ended up deleting all my apps and that one was gone too, so I suppose in a extreme sense that would be one way to completely get rid of it if you wanted to. However I can't speak for all phone/ tablet types.
#17 Posted by fenriz275 (1281 posts) -

From what I understand downloading the book uses up some of your data allowance but once it's actually on your device you can read it as long as you want without using up data allowance.

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