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Brand New Android User! Help Me

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Dsyke, May 5, 2010.

  1. Dsyke

    Dsyke New Member
    Thread Starter

    Apr 26, 2010
    Hi all! Just got my Nexus one and of course i am playing!Have used MinMo for last 5 years. i have a million questions. first i have read that the internal memory is 512mb but my phone is showing only 170mb free. i have installed a few apps, but nothing much. where is all the memory? how much should be available on a brand new phone? (i didn't check when i first turned it on) also a what "must Have" apps would the group recommend for a novice android user.



  2. macprv

    macprv Well-Known Member

    Mar 16, 2010
    I dont wanna sound mean or anything like that, but my first recommendation would be to use the search function.. there are plenty of thread about your questions... anyways, phone's memory is indeed 512mb, but, some of it, is already used by the system, i belive, but dont worry most apps arent that big in size, and some games are already installing most of their component in the sd card... and looks like google will be implementing apps to memory card, yeah thats cool...

    My must have apps, are, pandora, androzip, twitter, listen ... and others:D
    good luck
  3. CodeMonkey

    CodeMonkey Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2008
    Software Developer
    On the sofa
    As a basic, you will want:

    - a SMS app (eg SMSPopup, Handcent, ChompSMS)
    - a File Explorer (OI File Explorer, ES File Explorer, or many others)
    - Facebook, Twitter
    - Dropbox (YAY!)
    - a NotePad (AK Notepad is my choice)
    - Androzip
    - Anycut (free) or BetterCut (paid)
    - Documents To Go (free version)
    - an IM client (Meebo is my favourite but YMMV)
    - some Google apps (Google Sky Map, Listen, My Tracks, etc)
    - maybe a security app or 2? I got the free lifetime WaveSecure licence (no longer available) and also use Pintail.

    On a standard Nexus One (as with all current stock Android phones) the apps can only be installed on the internal memory. I currently have 49.12mb free on mine.
    You can root the phone (search on rooting) and install apps on the memory card, or you can be hopeful (like me) that a future update will include this functionality...
  4. takeshi

    takeshi Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    I'd suggest reading the Apps forum. "Must Have" is extremely subjective and recommendation are only useful if they're relevant to you. Try to at least tell us what types of apps you're interested in.

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