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  1. nrj

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    My android hardware: Samsung Galaxy S II

    Current version: 2.3.3 Gingerbed

    Apps installed:

    • Polaris Office
    • Firefox
    • Tata Sky
    • Modern Guns :D
    • Ninjump
    • Skype
    • Fruitslice
    • Hootsuite
    • WhatsApp
    • Bookmyshow
    • Ant Smasher :p
    • WebDesigners
    • AllDesign
    • Where's My Droid
    • AlarmDroid
    • LastFM
    • IPC- Penal Codes
    • TuneIn Radio
    • Go Launcher Ex
    • Photoshop Express
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Tapatalk :thumb:
    • Read It Later
    • Thinking Space
    • ScooterHero
    • Slice It!
     
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    Installed CyanogenMod 7.1 ! :cool:

    Also, smsBlocker is an excellent app, smart filters block out those pesky real estate guys :bounce:
     
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    Couldn't recall where you left your droid & its on silent mode? Here is app for you -

    Where is my Droid (must have!)

    Description

    When you lose your phone while the ringer is turned off it can be impossible to find it. Where's My Droid fixes that problem. After texting your phone a custom attention word the app turns the ringer volume up and makes your phone ring. It's also possible to get the GPS location of your phone in latitude and longitude and a link to Google maps! :nod:

    Application Features
    ~Find phone by making it ring/vibrate
    ~Find phone using GPS location
    ~Text or email your attention word
    ~Passcode protection to prevent unauthorized app changes
    ~Notification of changed SIM card or phone number (BETA)

    Extra Features In Pro
    ~Remotely wipe SD card :nod:
    ~Remotely wipe phone data (Requires Android 2.2+)
    ~Use a landline to activate the app
    ~Customizable ringtone when lost (Pro or with registration)
     
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    Firefox Android is a bloody resource hog ! Mozilla is going to GTK and overhaul the Android version
     
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    I had fair use & worked alright. Although I also use stock webkit browser, its equally good.
     
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    I have froyo running on my hd2. Gingerbread wasn't stable enough.

    I would recommend pdanet...this app lets you run 3g from your phone to your computer if you connect it using a usb.
     
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    Waiting for ICS update on SGS2.
     
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    Yeah man I know :( Hope they will release in Q1

    Installig CM7 affects my device warantee?
     
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    I'm not sure about the warranty part.
     
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    btw check FruitRoll Game. Its very engaging :D

    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.fruitroll.game.top.best.free
     
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    Carrier IQ is installed only by specific carriers. Vanilla android or Cyanogenmod is free from such trash :cool:
     
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    Top 10 Awesome Android Features that the iPhone Doesn’t Have :heh:

    We love both Android and iOS, but the open nature of Android just means it can do things others just can't. Here are our favorite Android apps and features that you won't find on its Apple-clad brethren.

    We didn't hold anything back in this list: rooting, jailbreaking, editing system files are all fair game. If there was some way to do it on the iPhone, we left it out. So, while there are a lot of great things about Android that don't come out of the box on the iPhone—like free turn-by-turn navigation or pull-down notifications—there are still ways to get those features on the iPhone. So here's our list of the ten features you just can't get, no way, no how, on a jailbroken or non-jailbroken device.


    10. Alternate Keyboards



    From text predictors like Swiftkey to the innovative like Swype and the downright adventurous like 8pen, you have a lot of different keyboard choices on Android. Typing on a tiny phone keyboard isn't anyone's idea of fun, so it's great that Android provides so many options to make it as painless for people as possible, and super easy to install. The iPhone has other keyboards, but they're usually separate apps that require you to import text to another program—it's just the kind of system-level functionality that's hard to get around.

    9. Automation

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    One of the most powerful, useful Android apps around is Tasker, the automation program that lets you turn your phone into a superphone. You can turn settings on and off for certain applications, by location, time of day, and pretty much any other condition you can think of. With the right commands in place, Tasker can access the deepest and darkest settings on your phone, which is something you just can't do on other platforms. Be sure to also check out our second list of Tasker setups, three handy Tasker profiles from our readers, and how to roll your own "Find my iPhone" for Android. Similar apps like the battery-saving JuiceDefender would also fall into this category.

    8. Custom Home Launchers

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    While iPhone users can customize their home screen quite a bit if they've jailbroken, they don't allow the kind of customization that you can get on Android with custom home launchers. Third party launchers can add all sorts of extra features to the home screens of your device, like gestures, different kinds of shortucts, and even low-level settings that can help speed up an older phone. Whether you're using the super-fast LauncherPro or the insanely customizable ADWLauncher, third-party launchers add a ton of configuration to your device.

    7. Widgets


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    Sure, they take up a bit of space, but there's no substitute for the convenience of having a big weather widget right on your home screen, or a music widget to show you the currently playing track. Even more useful are the to-do list widgets, that take an "in your face" approach to productivity, which is not only effective but necessary from people, as they don't require you to actually look for your to-do list—they're always reminding you of what you need to do. If you've jailbroken, you can get widget-like apps for the iPhone, but you can only put them on your lock screen—not the actual home screens that you're always swiping through.

    6. Removable Storage and Battery

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    It isn't part of the Android software, necessarily, but Android's open nature allows for quite a few hardware advantages too—namely the ability to take out, swap, and upgrade your battery and SD card. If you find that you've maxed out the storage on your iPhone, you're pretty much out of luck, whereas with an Android phone you can pop in a new SD card and have gigabytes more storage to play with. Similarly, you can swap out a spare battery for longer trips or even get an extended battery that'll help your phone go longer without charging. Photo by Hiroyuki Takeda.

    5. Wireless App Installation


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    Browsing for and discovering new apps should be fun, not challenge to make it through a tiny app store with your sanity intact. The App Store and Cydia App Store aren't exactly fun to browse on your phone, but you either have to download apps on your phone or plug it into iTunes to sync them all over. With the new Android Market, or with third-party sites like AppBrain, you can find a cool app, hit the install button, and it'll be on your phone the next time you pick it up. It doesn't get much more convenient than that.

    4. Custom ROMs



    While there are a lot of third-party apps that give you advanced features on Android, one of the coolest parts about the entire OS being open source is that people can take it, tweak it all over, and install their version instead of the one that comes with your phone. Whether it's the feature-filled CyanogenMod or the interface-overhauling MIUI ROM, there's little limit to how much you can tweak your Android experience. As with launchers, these give you a lot of system-level tweaks that you just wouldn't be able to get this easily on other platforms—and it puts them easily within users' reach. Whether it's tweaks that speed up your phone or features like FM radio, custom ROMs are without a doubt one of the biggest advantages to Android's openness around.

    3. Controlling Your Phone From Your Computer

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    This one's a little more out there, but we've featured quite a few apps that let you actually control your Android phone from your PC—whether you just want to send texts from Chrome or access any of its other functions right from a web browser. Yes, you can VNC into your iPhone, but it's not the same as using a separate app that accesses its baser functions.

    2. Flash

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    Say what you want about Flash, but it's everywhere you go, and when you're forced to view the web without it, you realize how much you actually rely on it day-to-day. Whether its accessing fully Flash web sites, watching Flash videos, or playing games like the ones on Kongregate, having Flash installed on your phone and tablet let you access a lot of things you otherwise couldn't have. We may grimace when we hear its name, but it's too prevalent to go without. It just feels like you don't have the whole web at your fingertips.

    1. True App Integration

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    Google Voice may finally be available for the iPhone
    , but the experience will never be the same as it is on Android. Other iPhone apps always direct you to the default dialer and visual voicemail apps, so even if you want to use Google Voice full time, you have to manually navigate it to yourself. On Android, apps like Google Voice integrate directly with the operating system—if you want to make calls with Google Voice, every call you make from the phone's dialer goes through Google Voice. When you click on a phone number in your browser or in Google Maps, it goes through Google Voice instead of sending you to the wrong dialer. True app integration like this makes using custom phone, SMS, voicemail, and even browser apps absolutely seamless on Android, which is something you won't find on the more locked-down iPhone platform.

    Top 10 Awesome Android Features that the iPhone Doesn't Have
     
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    So i was fiddling around and made myself a new custom bootscreen and flashed it! 8)
     
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