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Old 01-26-13, 05:35 PM   #1
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Hey folks, I finally jumped on the smart phone bandwagon. I just got a basic Android phone. Is there any apps that a must have for my phone?
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Old 02-08-13, 12:31 AM   #2
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Never mind, I downloaded the flashlight app I am good to go.
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Old 02-08-13, 10:50 PM   #3
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Tapatalk. Google Reader. Games. Subsonic. Twittah. Gmail. Calendar. Silent Time Lite. Shush. Amazon. Amazon Kindle. Chrome. CamScanner. Google Drive. Dropbox. Gasbuddy. KeePassDroid.
Parkdroid.AMazon PriceCheck. Reddit is fun. Starbucks. Scan. Urbanspoon. Google Voice. Tunein Radio Pro. Yelp.
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Old 02-09-13, 06:28 AM   #4
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Thanks Q, I will look into those.
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Old 02-09-13, 04:35 PM   #5
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Thanks Q, I will look into those.
My pleasure, good sir. What phone do you have?
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Old 02-09-13, 09:44 PM   #6
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My pleasure, good sir. What phone do you have?
It's a secret...
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Old 02-10-13, 10:59 AM   #7
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My pleasure, good sir. What phone do you have?
LOL, I just got a LG Lucid. It was cheap. I will get a better phone next time.
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Old 02-21-13, 11:13 PM   #8
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Hey guys, I just found an app caller "Advanced Task Killer" it has really made a huge difference on my battery life.
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Old 02-22-13, 06:00 PM   #9
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Hey guys, I just found an app caller "Advanced Task Killer" it has really made a huge difference on my battery life.
It will eventually cause more problems than it solves. Memory and task management on Android is VERY tricky. Battery life for active users is poor across the board. (Same with iPhones to a certain extent). I always recommend extended batteries and custom ROMs (debloated / AOSP / AOKP) over task killers.
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Old 02-22-13, 06:32 PM   #10
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Thanks Q, maybe I will look into custom ROMs.
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Old 02-23-13, 05:31 AM   #11
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Advanced Task Killer was useful until Gingerbread, but like Q said, since ICS, it's not only useless, but can actually cause some problems.

If you hold the Home button for a few seconds, it will show you all the apps that are running and you can kill them manually by swiping.

Some more apps that haven't been mentioned and I find very useful.

MoonReader
WhatsApp
ShutdownStartRemote
ClockSync
ES File Manager
MX Player
SlideIT/Swiftkey Keyboard
Viber
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