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  1. Nuxtux

    Nuxtux Member This Topic's Starter

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    So I have had an Ipod touch before and I'm somewhat regrading getting an android for the lack of apps. The battery life isn't that great neither vs from what I gotten with my Ipod but thats another story. The only thing I want is the Dictionary to work... I love Dictionary.com Thesaurus it works great, on the ipod as I can use it offline, it only needs online to do spell checking, with the Android I need it to be online to do simple things as just checking definitions. Not sure how this small app does it on an Ipod but it works great.

    What I like about android is the amount of freedom you get. The ability to turn things off and the way the UI is laid out. The big widgets.

    So I would like to know. Is there some way of getting the full dictionary without having to be connected to the internet?
     

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  2. Nuxtux

    Nuxtux Member This Topic's Starter

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    bump
     
  3. thrawn86

    thrawn86 Well-Known Member

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    there look to be about a zillion dictionary apps according to appbrain. at least a couple I found offered offline access. if you've got a smartphone whats the problem, though? you're going to have a data connection 99% of the time anyway....
     
  4. probinson

    probinson Well-Known Member

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    I did a google search for "offline dictionary android" and the first thing it offered up was Advanced English and Thesaurus. It will download the dictionary to your SD card.
     
  5. sitlet

    sitlet Banned

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    Exactly, if you have a smartphone you most likely have unlimited data anyway.
     
  6. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but that does not work when you go abroad, does it?
     
  7. sitlet

    sitlet Banned

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    No, but you can use wifi.
     
  8. maruchinsu

    maruchinsu New Member

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    Samsung Apps has some dictionaries that don't need wifi to access.
     
  9. thrawn86

    thrawn86 Well-Known Member

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    depending on carrier, its probably just as easy to pick up a 5$ prepaid overseas SIM.
     
  10. Hrethgir

    Hrethgir Well-Known Member

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    Unless you have a CDMA phone from Verizon....
     

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