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Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« on: September 14, 2009, 08:58:30 AM »
I have had the HTC Hero (G2) phone now for a few weeks and I love it. It was a bit slow to start with but then I discovered TasKiller to shut down unwanted apps in the background and it runs really well. Thought I would start a thread for all geek app chat and stuff like that.

I know there's a couple of people here with one and there's probably more who have other android phones. Can anyone recommend anything life changing or decent apps (free or otherwise) that are worth having?

At the moment I have

Beebplayer
Soccerlivescores
The official Facebook app
BBC News widget

And a few dafties too. Any recommendations?
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2009, 05:33:59 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2009, 05:38:30 PM »
Twidroid Pro
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2009, 05:52:50 PM »

Blart Carbon
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Street Crisis
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2009, 06:01:53 PM »
you're just making stuff up, how rude and disrespectful to the 3 people with android phones
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2009, 06:03:05 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2009, 06:08:08 PM »
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HTC Hero Orange.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2009, 08:50:31 AM »
Downloaded google skymaps last night for a wee look, bloody fantastic. For those that dont know, you hold your phone up to thr sky and it tells you what you're looking at - star wise, planet wise and constellation wise. Has the night sky mapped out and as you turn or point your phone in a different direction, the view changes.

Clever bit of kit. Utterly useless for me when I was standing in a well lit street, but fascinating never the less.
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2009, 05:40:12 PM »
Use a few of the footy ones to catch scores while I'm out, not bad. FotMob the main one.

Just got that Beebplayer, nifty little thing that.

Shazam is decent for finding out a few old tunes which no idea of the name.



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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2009, 11:15:04 AM »
This software is suitable for the following devices : HTC Hero

ROM Upgrade for HTC Hero (Orange)_2.73.61.5
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An updated ROM is now available for HTC Hero customers to download. As always, HTC is committed to providing customers with the best possible mobile experience.


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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2009, 02:01:19 PM »
Got Doom the other day for it, absolutely class. takes me back...
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2009, 02:02:54 PM »
This software is suitable for the following devices : HTC Hero

ROM Upgrade for HTC Hero (Orange)_2.73.61.5
Release Date: 2009-09-18     

An updated ROM is now available for HTC Hero customers to download. As always, HTC is committed to providing customers with the best possible mobile experience.


http://www.htc.com/uk/SupportViewNews.aspx?dl_id=675&news_id=261

Does anyone know if thats suitable for T-Mob customers, or just orange?
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2009, 04:07:56 AM »
Tunewiki is the best music player i have found so far, anyone got any good game recommendations?

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« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2009, 01:11:11 PM »
Tunewiki is the best music player i have found so far, anyone got any good game recommendations?

None mate. I will look at that tunewiki, was just using their standard music player myself.

Have downloaded DroidLive lite which searches for radio stations and that - really recommend it if you want a bit of variety.

Listening to Radio Sunshine the other day from Germany.
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2009, 01:52:24 PM »
Surely it can't be long before this thread reaches the length of the iPhone app thread...;)

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« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2009, 03:18:39 PM »
i saw a side by side comparison of the iphone 3gs and the HTC Hero on youtube last night
the hero is a nice phone and has many advantages over the iphone


but...
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2009, 03:32:19 PM »
i saw a side by side comparison of the iphone 3gs and the HTC Hero on youtube last night
the hero is a nice phone and has many advantages over the iphone


but...

its not an iphone....and iphone is not an android based phone...pointless comparing a chicken with a fish....both taste nice

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« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2009, 04:09:57 PM »
it has some nice ideas i'd like to see apple invent
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2009, 10:38:56 PM »
i saw a side by side comparison of the iphone 3gs and the HTC Hero on youtube last night
the hero is a nice phone and has many advantages over the iphone


but...

Its all about the brand. HTC isnt big enough to push it to the big time and the way it is sold is all wrong.

Doesnt matter what it can do or how it operates, they havent got the marketing right and it will never be as big.
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2009, 12:34:47 PM »
GeekNews
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2009, 12:41:38 PM »
Downloaded google skymaps last night for a wee look, bloody fantastic. For those that dont know, you hold your phone up to thr sky and it tells you what you're looking at - star wise, planet wise and constellation wise. Has the night sky mapped out and as you turn or point your phone in a different direction, the view changes.

Clever bit of kit. Utterly useless for me when I was standing in a well lit street, but fascinating never the less.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2009, 09:38:49 AM »
What is the typical data usuage per month you are using on your Androids?
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2009, 06:05:45 PM »
Havent got a clue, will check my tmobile online bill and see if it makes any mention of it.
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« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2009, 06:13:02 PM »
What is the typical data usuage per month you are using on your Androids?

Had a look at the bill, and cant see how much I use. I have unlimited (probably capped at a reasonable level - but I cant see it anywhere) data usage apparently.
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« Reply #25 on: October 13, 2009, 10:13:46 PM »
Had a look at the bill, and cant see how much I use. I have unlimited (probably capped at a reasonable level - but I cant see it anywhere) data usage apparently.

thanks...i thought i could stay on my existing contract plus the normal web and walk, hence why i was trying to see the usage.  But tmob cant keep me on my existing plan in order to get the web n walk plus.  Getting the phone delivered on Thursday morning-ish
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2009, 01:54:22 PM »
Some I use often:
Height Meter
Flash Light
Ringdoid
ShopSavvy
SoccerLiveScoreeBuddy
Skype
A Online Radio
AndroZip
Dict.cn
Sticky



Some fun ones:
Punch-O-Meter
MathPractice
iFarted
Hypnotic Spiral
GoAway
Favorite Freqencies
SpacePhysics
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #27 on: December 4, 2009, 12:58:34 AM »
Ordered a T Mobile pulse today, got to be worth £100, although it's up to £140 now. Looking forward to having a play with it.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #28 on: December 4, 2009, 01:03:20 AM »
Android phones??

All new to me this phone app stuff.


Anyway I have the Nokia 5800, anyone have any recommendations for that??
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« Reply #29 on: December 11, 2009, 07:15:02 PM »
Ordered a T Mobile pulse today, got to be worth £100, although it's up to £140 now. Looking forward to having a play with it.

Came today, only just turned it on and had a little play, but can already say it's a million times better than my shitty work samsung omnia, Windows mobile is fucking shite.

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« Reply #30 on: December 11, 2009, 07:28:21 PM »
Came today, only just turned it on and had a little play, but can already say it's a million times better than my shitty work samsung omnia


oooooooh nice one!!

Anyway can you answer my previous post Ben? Pleeeeeeeeeease.
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #31 on: December 11, 2009, 07:38:22 PM »
Is there any way to get it to look and act like an iphone?

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« Reply #33 on: January 18, 2010, 11:17:21 AM »
Is there any way to get it to look and act like an iphone?

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« Reply #34 on: January 18, 2010, 01:30:51 PM »
Is there any way to get it to look and act like an iphone?

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« Reply #35 on: January 18, 2010, 02:09:37 PM »



Anyway I have the Nokia 5800, anyone have any recommendations for that??

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #36 on: January 25, 2010, 09:33:00 AM »
I've like to update the ROM version on my Hero, and need to backup first.

Anyone done this yet? What App did you use?

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« Reply #37 on: January 25, 2010, 09:50:34 AM »
I've like to update the ROM version on my Hero, and need to backup first.

Anyone done this yet? What App did you use?

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I use AndroZip to backup my apps usually and gmail for my contacts.  There are a couple out there like Astro and MyBackup
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #38 on: January 25, 2010, 10:44:02 AM »

I use AndroZip to backup my apps usually and gmail for my contacts.  There are a couple out there like Astro and MyBackup

Does it do all your texts etc? I don't have to worry about Contacts as they are all synched with Exchange / Outlook.
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« Reply #39 on: January 25, 2010, 10:54:20 AM »
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