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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Jaramie3, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Jaramie3

    Jaramie3 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I was just curious if you can get swype texting on the nexus s....and how to keep the phone to run smoothly...and my last question...what are some apps everyone would recommend I download on this phone?
     



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  2. B2L

    B2L Android Expert

    Yes you can download the beta at beta.swype.com and some Apps i would definitely recommend are astro file manager, Pandora, pulse news reader, live holdem, radiant hd, and any gameloft games.
     
  3. gadzooks

    gadzooks Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty new to the NS myself. So far I haven't experienced anything to make me think I was going to have to do something to keep it running smoothly. It's a screamer, in addition to being heavenly to hold in your hand & up to your ear and candy to your eyes, light as a feather, ...

    I like so many apps, it was hard to pick just 20-ish, was trying for 10, ... really :) Links are to Market, if by chance you're viewing on device (like with Phandroid app on list). For most paid ones I've included, a free version is available as well.

    Edit: Looks like I'm a lying sack of weasel spit, seeing that list includes every imaginable link & QR codes to boot. Sorry, sorry.

    My Apps (hidden due to long list):
    Screebl Pro
    Android Market
    Appbrain
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    Quick System Info PRO
    Android Market
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    Listables
    Android Market
    Appbrain
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    WidgetLocker
    Android Market
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    AndExplorer
    Android Market
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    Phandroid
    Android Market
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    FeedR
    Android Market
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    CPU Usage Plus
    Android Market
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    AK Notepad
    Android Market
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    K-9 Mail
    Android Market
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    AP Mobile
    Android Market
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    OI Shopping list
    Android Market
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    Data Link Notifier
    Android Market
    Appbrain
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    LauncherPro
    Android Market
    Appbrain
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    AudioManager Pro
    Android Market
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    Folder Organizer
    Android Market
    Appbrain
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    chompSMS
    Android Market
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    Word Mix
    Android Market
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    ASTRO
    Android Market
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    App List Backup
    Android Market
    Appbrain
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    More Icons Widget
    Android Market
    Appbrain
    Androlib

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    This list was generated with Listables - Free on the Android Market. For more info see http://alostpacket.com/
     
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  4. quantumrand

    quantumrand Android Expert

    My app recommendations:

    Astro File Manager - for browsing your internal storage.
    Twonky - for DLNA streaming to your PS3 or other DLNA devices.
    Gameboid - for playing GBA ROMs.
    SNesoid - for playing SNES ROMs.
    Shopper - Google's shopping app (scan barcodes find products etc)
    Tango - for video chat.
    Winamp - for music.
    Handcent SMS - for better text messaging.
    Goggle - Google search by image.
     
  5. B2L

    B2L Android Expert


    You listed a few I can't live without. I love handcent. And I have been using winamp a ton. It's much better than the stock music app.
     
  6. Jaramie3

    Jaramie3 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    thanks everyone!! you guys have helped alot!!....how long does it take to usually charge your nexus s??
     
  7. Haywire

    Haywire Android Enthusiast

    Would you guys go with the mytouch over an s? Trying to decide.
     
  8. B2L

    B2L Android Expert

    Never, I don't want any carrier crapware on my phone. Plus my 3g speeds were faster than my friends Mytouch 4g. Just because it's a 4g device doesn't really change that much with tmobile until they improve their network.

    Plus the gpu in the Mytouch doesn't even compare. When playing games like dungeon defenders the mt4g is considered a low end device and the nexus s is considered high end. When the only thing better than my nexus is a tegra 2 device.

    And jaramie it usually takes me about 4 hours to be fully charged and thats when my device is at about 15%
     
  9. Jaramie3

    Jaramie3 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    one last question...this phones eating battery like crazy...i took it off the charger at 5 30 am...by time i got to work at 7 am it already ate 9% of battery life...i didnt even use the phone on my way to work...should i use a taskkiller or what?
     
  10. B2L

    B2L Android Expert

    Task killers are useless. You can kill any processes with manage applications in settings.

    Also my nexus does the same thing with the battery. A while ago I read an article on android and me that said your phone does that on purpose to lengthen the life of your battery. So there is nothing to worry about. I will try and find you a link to the article.

    Here's a link guess I said the wrong site.

    http://www.androidpolice.com/2010/1...bump-charging-and-inconsistent-battery-drain/
     
  11. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?


    Holly jumpin' batman on a stick. My app really mangled the bullet character -- sorry about that! Will be fixing asap heh.

    (Dont mind me, you may now return to your regularly scheduled programming)
     
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  12. Zardos

    Zardos Well-Known Member

    I'm trying to figure out why AK Notepad requires network access.
     
  13. gadzooks

    gadzooks Well-Known Member


    You can back up your notes on catch.com (their domain), if you like.
     
  14. Nawktonson

    Nawktonson Lurker

    You will probably want a good calculator app considering how terrible the stock one is.

    I highly recommend the following:
    Andy-83
    Andy-85
    Andy-86

    They are Texas Instruments graphing calculator emulators and they work great. You can even program in BASIC with them and hack the Gibson. Better than any other calculator app I've tried so far.

    I cannot believe that these are not more popular. Just spreading the word.
     
  15. elemteacher2be

    elemteacher2be Well-Known Member

    So... I'm new to the whole android world...

    Tell me what your favorite app's are? (free, paid?)

    How about the apps that provide coupons, or stores that have thier coupons on their sites... can stores scan bar codes on the phone? Or are they just those square looking bar codes?

    Thanks!
     
  16. B2L

    B2L Android Expert


    Oh there are so many must have apps.

    Free
    Handcent sms, pulse news reader, phandroid, better alarm clock, facebook, Pandora, Tesla led. Angry Birds.

    Paid
    Gameloft games, beautiful widgets, SwiftKey.

    Those are just apps I use on a daily basis. There are a ton of coupon apps and they can just scan your phone. It makes things quite easy.

    And I believe those square codes you are talking about are usually qr codes. Mainly they are used so you can just scan it on your phone and it will take you directly to an app in the market.
     
  17. MartinS

    MartinS Android Expert

    Games:

    Jetcar Stunts
    Hungry Shark
    Angry Birds
    Mini Squadron
    Flick Football
    Pro Evolution Soccer
    Dungeon Defenders
    Gun Brothers
    Reckless Racing...

    Some free, some paid...

    EDIT forgot 2 crackers...

    Turbo Fly 3D
    X Construction
     
  18. thommcg

    thommcg Newbie

    Amazon Kindle
    Appbrain App Market
    Astro
    Dropbox
    Facebook
    Foursquare
    Pulse
    Sky+
    Twitter
    Skype
    Swype
     
  19. xrays

    xrays Lurker

    I also use Flyscreen to read custom RSS and good news sites, etc.
     
  20. frenzy757

    frenzy757 Well-Known Member

    That is weird about your battery life. Check the battery status in your settings and see the processes that eat the most battery life after your drive. Check it right after you get out of your car so you can see what is eating your battery while the phone is on standby.

    My battery life has been fantastic. I have been streaming pandora for a while today...phone has been off plug 8:30 and it is at 65% right now. Pretty good for constant datapulling/streaming/audio imo.

    Apps:

    Astro
    Pandora
    PowerAmp (imo best music player)
    DropBox
    PSX4Droid
    Tweetdeck
    Gvoice - free texting for me! if you use regular texts then handcent
    Beautiful widgets
    ESPN Scorecenter
    Yelp
    Daily Strip - love reading the comics daily
    IMDb
    Kindle
    Continental
    CoinFlip
    iSyncr + wifi - syncs with Itunes over Wifi...amazing software
    Ringdroid
    Dolphin lite browser - much better than stock imo
    Then the normal shopsavvy/news apps
     
  21. frenzy757

    frenzy757 Well-Known Member

    can also do Groupon if you want it.
     

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