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    Randleman NC

    Just got an android smart phone

    I just got a Samsung galaxy nexus and I have never had a smartphone before. Just wanted to check and see what apps you guys would recommend to fool around with on this thing.


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    Gators steel database

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    Pensacola, FL, USA
    For time wasters, Angry Birds and Stupid Zombies.

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    Gator's database. First thing I got on my phone.

    I made the "What's New?" page on here the home screen for my browser. Makes checking KKF at my clark kent job a cinch.

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    Norn Iron
    Solitaire. Works out really well with the touch screen, I was stuck in an airport for nearly 6 hours today and I'd have been lost without it

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    Top of Georgia
    Angry Birds
    Words with Friends
    Weather Radar
    USA Today
    Sony remote for my TV
    Directv DVR scheduler


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    When I got my Android tablet, the best find was Amazon's 'App of the Day' They offer a free app every twenty four hours.


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    Senior Member ThEoRy's Avatar
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    Welcome to Android! You made the best choice, Galaxy Nexus with ICS 4.0 is the best smartphone experience out right now. I love my Nexus for the staggering amount of customization options. Of course rooting your phone allows even further customization/control.

    Stock ICS is great, no doubt. Rooted however is just frikking awesome!! If you have any interest in root I can point you in the direction of some apps that make your phone truly powerful. If not there are still some other ways to make your phone awesome.

    Rooted apps:
    Titanium Backup.. essential for backing up everything, apps, contacts, settings. I've even used this to save everything and transfer it all to a second device. Amazing

    Light Flow.. Gnex has an awesome LED notification light but it doesn't work that great without this app. With it, you control which colors are for each different notification, how long it flashes for, frequency of flash etc. I even set specific colors for individual contacts. If I see a fast flashing purple light I know it was my wife before I even pick up my phone. Much needed app.

    Set CPU.. Control cpu clock speed in different modes. I don't need my cpu running at full blast while in sleep mode in my pocket eating up my battery. Trust me the Gnex battery gets eaten up fast with that beautiful huge screen and 4g radio. I use this app to slow down the clock speed when not needed. Essential.

    Ad Free.. Simply removes ads from your browsing experience and even blocks them in free version apps.

    Juice Defender.. Another battery saver. This one turns off battery draining 4g and 3g radios while in sleep mode.

    Quick Boot.. Quickly reboots your phone into several boot modes. Handy for not having to take your case off or battery out if you ever have to reboot. Other uses as well for root purposes.

    Barnacle Tether, Open Garden WiFi Tether.. Turns your phone into a wifi hotspot, for free. F U Verizon.

    Volume+.. The external speaker on the GNex is currently lacking, quiet as a mouse even until they update the OS. This app allows you to boost the volume so you wont miss any calls.

    Here's an app that doesn't require root access and is available on the market yet verizon has blocked.

    Google Wallet.. Turn your phone into a credit card. Pretty funny when I check out at a store and hold my phone up to the credit card swiper and it completes the transaction lol The cashier is like, "huh? I think I need a manager..." haha.

    Non rooted apps:
    Adobe Flash 11.1
    All recipies
    Amazon and Amazon App store
    Beautiful Widgets. This app is simply Awesome!!!!!!!!!!! Custom clocks and weather are simply stunning.
    Big Oven
    Brightest Flashlight
    Convert Pad - unit converter
    Craigs list
    Documents to go
    Dolphin Browser HD
    Drop Box
    Easy Money
    GenPlusDroid Sega genesis emulator
    Google Reader Rss reader
    Google sky map
    Kitchen Timer
    Knife Steel Compositions
    Listen- pod cast app
    Google Music- cloud app that you can upload at least 20,000 songs to and access anywhere saving internal memory space
    Out of Milk- awesome shopping list and memo app
    PowerAMP- internal music app with eq customization
    Poynt- location based yellow/white pages. great for finding businesses, restaurants, theaters etc
    Pulse- awesome magazine style rss reader. Combine your favorite web pages here to quickly view articles across the web.
    Espn ScoreCenter
    Speed Test
    Tango- video chat cross platform with Iphone users
    Google Translate
    Xfinity Mobile if you have comcast cable
    HBO Go if you have HBO that is

    Phew, long list! And that doesn't even cover my favorite games and live wallpapers! Maybe I'll add those later. Enjoy your new phone and have fun app hunting. If you have any questions feel free to ask.
    Starting this harvest I'm a starving startling artist/
    Lyrical arsonist it's arduous spitting this smartest arsenic/

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    Theory, I'm going to ask you next time I need to buy a phone.

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