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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by fadingdust on Wed 12th Oct 2011 23:01 UTC
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The single-best "launcher" app was SlideScreen Pro. You can still download the beta-final for free.

It shows all the info you need, and has a built-in reader. Loved it, they need to open-source it.

Otherwise I've defaulted to GoLauncher. The best free launcher available. Android Pro Widgets are handy (scrollable widgets), but suck the life & brains out of my Captivate.

Toothtag is also an interesting idea, but the implementation is weak.

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