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First things I should do after having 2.2

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by twitsai, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. twitsai

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    Guys,

    I got 2.2 OTA update recently and so happy with the speed now. Native applications are blazing fast I should say.

    But, I am at loss of what are the top things which I can/should do after having 2.2.

    I dont use much of wifi hotspot as I already have internet.

    Only other thing I can do now is moving my apps to SD card. (Any apps which can do 'batch move apps to sd card'?)

    But, are there any best features I am missing?:thinking:

    Thanks!
     

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  2. Euphobia

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    Get the Chrome-to-Phone app on your phone, and then download the Chrome-to-Phone extension for Google Chrome browser or Firefox. Handy if you need to send anything straight to your phone, such as a link to download an app or a wallpaper. It's a great app that needs 2.2 to work.

    You can also record video in 720p and you can also now use Flash 10.1. Then there's a bunch more under-the-hood improvements.
     
  3. GrenW

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    Echo the above - Chrome to Phone (I use the Firefox extension) is cool. Also search for Apps 2 SD in the market, there is an app there that will search your phone for all apps that can be placed on the card and make the whole process easier for you.
     
  4. Burrid

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    Can't see it on market :(
     
  5. JohnShepherd

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    1) Download the AppBrain app and visit their site (you'll find the Chrome to Phone app there easily)
    2) Get the SlideIT keyboard replacement. Yes it costs a bit, but it's TOTALLY worth it and the best keyboard alternative I know of.
     
  6. 0orickyo0

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    Start waiting for 3. 0 gingerbread. ;-)
     
  7. Yellowbram

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    So does it make sense to move as many apps to sd as possible?
     
  8. sookster54

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    3 things:

    1. Download flash 10.1 and Skyfire (flash is a bit shoddy in Dolphin)
    2. Surf through the applications under settings and move them individually to SD, as well as installing ConnectBot and connecting to local and typing in "pm setInstallLocation 2" to force apps to install to your SDcard.
    3. Wait for root (should be tomorrow)

    As for moving apps to SD, only keep apps on the internal memory that uses widgets and apps you want started up when you boot the phone.
     
  9. Gren

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    I've left a couple that I could move still on the phone - stuff that I tend to use a lot, like FeedR. That said the apps that are on the card hardly seem to load up any slower so am not sure that there are any disadvantages. If I get short of space and don't want to drop any apps then I may just move those last couple across
     
  10. partridge

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    You can use AppShare to tell your friends about your fav apps

    You can use it as a torch when you're in the dark

    You can now watch iPlayer

    You can speak to your phone for texts and searches, etc


    Aside from that, it's just an incremental update to the Android OS!
     
  11. Yorkshirepud

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    How do you do the speech to texts?
     
  12. partridge

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    start a new text, then when the keyboard pops up look for the microphone icon near the space bar

    hit that then speak - carefully! It's pretty accurate, but obviously some errors might appear (which can be quite funny)

    Bear in mind, this needs mobile data to work as your phone records what you've said and sends it to the google cloud to turn into text (it's not done on your handset)
     
  13. Burrid

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    Only for english bah :(
     
  14. adzila

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    How have you got iplayer working? I had it going once or twice since update, although i admit it was pretty jumpy. lately though, when i go on it tells me my device isnt supported....
     
  15. justinbrett1975

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    I've noticed now that you can save a MMS Picture without 3rd party software also.
     
  16. macdat

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    I don't have a Microphone icon, did you add this some how ?
     
  17. Yorkshirepud

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    I don't either.
     
  18. alan hanson

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    thought you had to download an app for text to speak to work?
     
  19. DesireMe

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    I think they mean the other way around, speak to text. As there's a microphone key now on the keyboard that will write texts and allow you to search.
     
  20. Hadron

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    Are you using the stock keyboard? I expect it won't be supported by most replacement keyboards (I know it's not there with BetterKeyboard, for example).
     
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