Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Oct 2011 18:28 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless So, today I finally joined the ranks of millions and millions of Android users, meaning I now have access to three of the major mobile platforms (Android, iOS, and Windows Phone 7). I am, however, a complete Android noob, and I'm suspecting there will be many more Android noobs in the years to come - among OSNews readers as well. Hence, I figured this might be as good a time as any for an OSNews Asks item: Android all the things! Okay, technically that's not a question, but these are: what are the best Android applications? The most useful widgets? The most beautiful themes? Should you root your Android device? Is there any reason to add the Amazon App Store? Are there any tweaks to improve the Android experience? And so on.
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RE: Well...
by weebnuts on Wed 12th Oct 2011 21:29 UTC in reply to "Well..."
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Get the Amazon store, if nothing else for the daily free apps. Sometimes there are amazing deals to be found there too.

I never rooted the MyTouch 4G because it simply wasn't necessary; T-Mobile left the built in tethering functions alone and that would have been the only reason for me to root.

I rooted mine to get rid of the bloatware, also you want to do it to install Titanium backup to get a full backup working.

I use Astro File Manager, or Root Explorer if you are rooted, Advanced Task Killer (just in case something is messing up and don't want to reboot), Barcode Scanner, Google Goggles, Pulse reader, Rom Manager (if you are rooted) and wp clock is a great home screen live wallpaper.

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