Xoom Essential Apps

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  1. tyneusch

    tyneusch Well-Known Member
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    I know there have been some threads about apps but like every other device on this forum, I wanted to give everyone a chance to voice or talk about the apps that you would all find essential to download to your shiny new Xoom. Here are a couple that I am looking forward too:

    -TweetDeck - probably the best Twitter app on the market...and it's FREE
    -Lookout or another form of mobile security would be nice
    -Angry Birds is a MUST!
    -Netflix or Hulu+ - these will eventually make it but none-too-soon
    -DoubleTwist - my favorite music/video app out there...puts the kaibosh to iPods and iPads...
    -Astro File Manager is also a must
    -Deja Office is a great app for contact managment if you are a business type

    These are obiously just a few apps and most will not be formatted to the tab right away but I am really hoping that the App Market will pick up soon with tab friendly apps that don't look stretched and fuzzy.
     

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  2. StreakTheQuad

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    One of the first apps I download will be Pulse News Reader. Its too cramped and laggy on the OG droid, but should be great on the big screen.

    Can't wait to play jet car stunts on the xoom. Will also buy some new gameloft games I have been holding out for since they are not portable from one device to the next with your google account.
     
  3. rjoudrey

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    List your best apps so far:

    CNN app for android

    Flixster
     
  4. rjoudrey

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    Would really like to know about apps that are formatted for tab. I already have all these on my phone!
     
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  5. marctronixx

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    tweet deck, lookout and astro all work...
     
  6. gamul1

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  7. SamuriHL

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    The accuweather tablet app is by far my favorite so far. It's so awesome!
     
  8. Proph

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    CNN app for sure.
     
  9. Proph

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    Hey I just saw the new xoom commercial, is that a real game they show? If so what is it because it looks fantastic and fun
     
  10. SamuriHL

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    ^^^ No kidding. That looks awesome!

    Hey does anyone on here use Trillian? I can't get it to connect on the Xoom. It keeps telling me error connecting to server. BLAH. My Droid can use it just fine and sign in. I'm not happy about that one as I'd love to have Trillian working when I'm out and about on the Xoom.
     
  11. rjoudrey

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    Mine seems to be a bit slow.
     
  12. SamuriHL

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  13. metalimi

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    Is there an app with a widget that shows how much data over 3g you've used?
    Also, my accuweather widge doesn't seem to show any actual info. Anyone else have this issue?
     
  14. SamuriHL

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    Yea, the widget is broken. Someone else said they contacted accuweather and they are looking into it. I suspect we'll see an update for it soonish. The VZW guy who configured my Xoom this morning eluded to the fact that there's an app for tracking 3G usage. We'll have to try to track that down I guess.
     
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  15. gobluejd

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    My Verizon for tablets in the market.

    However I went through registration process and it said it would send me a text to my tablets mobile number. Only problem I do not see a text message app. :thinking:
     
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  17. stevehoffman

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    I don't recall the exact name of the app, but the sales guy at Verizon Wireless today was showing me a free app (from Verizon? or from Android market?) that does monitor and report your data usage so you can keep track and stay under the limit you've paid for ...
     
  18. SamuriHL

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    What the?? :thinking: A text message?! This thing blocks all SMS apps from being installed, so, uh, how is that supposed to work? sigh. :)
     
  19. parrotheadmjb

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    You can view data usage without a password as long as you are connect to the 3g network. You need the login info if you're on wifi. As for the registration for My Verizon, I have found out that the only way for us to register is to begin the process online, when it says look for the text... the system attempts to send you one for 24 hours or something and once it fails you get as password delivered to you via USPS. fail
     
  20. rjoudrey

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    Side load 3g Watchdog.
     
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  21. SamuriHL

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    I'll check it out. Thanks!
     
  22. marctronixx

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    all,

    first, for the 3G data, i just use skyfire to go to the myverizon.com website. get all the info you need. the app in the market is delayed and not really reliable if its delayed (my opinion).

    as for setting up the my verizon page. yes it will attempt to send you an sms. what i did was call vzw tech support. the lady (she did this before to a broadband card user) used spare handset she uses to test.. she put that handset on my account, i then hit send on the webpage to generate the sms message. she gets it on the phone in her hand, she reads the message to me.. i then proceed to set up the account. its a workaround and it works. :) i suspect a lot of new vzw users with the xoom will be doing this until vzw updates their automated system...

    also i am able to get 23% off my plan thru the employee pricing which will come in handy for that 80 dollar a month plan...
     
  23. SQurel23

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    Has anyone tried Words with Friends yet? I downloaded it and its stuck in portrait mode and the row of letters isn't visible. I'm wondering if the app that was demoed was a tablet version thats still a work in progress.
     
  24. zetroc

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    I can't seem to find google body...
     
  25. cwrig

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    Im interested in what apps have been written for honeycomb so far. Apps is what will make (or not make) this thing successful.
     

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