All well and good with Android but when the novelty wears off you're left with a symbian on steroids. The system crashes due to overclocking, the battery doesn't last longer than a few hours, I get distress from trying to micromanage everything and I have to pay extra for every single app worth downloading. Conrats to the Cynogenmod team for building a great rom out of the Samsung junk but I'm going to switch back to iphone. I wonder how much a 4S 64GB would cost me these days... :-(
PS: also willing to try out WP8 if enough people recommend it to me.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 2013Please give us such an article for new ios users too!!if you don't understand an operating system as easy as iOS, sorry, mobile phones are not invented for you.
Well, all in all Android is exactly what Symbian would be if they invested on it.
This is another proof, that hangdroids are too complicated for average users and overloaded with unneccesary abilities, so setting up needs separate article or review... You are buying things you don't need.
thx GSMarena...this is really really helpful for users like me, who have just come into android world
Anonymous, 31 Dec 2012So in summary, you'll need about 30+ apps in order to make Android a usable OS. This also expl... moreSeriously did u read the article. The apps they suggest is to improve your experience with phone. Must of the stuff it does is already on the phone they just suggest ways u can improve your experiece.
If you use iOS or Windows then i bet you will download apps to better suit your experience.
I bet you used a really cheap andriod phone then got an iphone and said see the andriod is slow. OF course it is slow, u are putting a low end phone vs a high end phone.
Anonymous, 31 Dec 2012So in summary, you'll need about 30+ apps in order to make Android a usable OS. This also expl... morePlease go and troll somewhere else. Android does not need 30+ apps in order to be useful. It is fully functional of of the box. There are apps for making phone calls, sending and receiving messages, Instant Messaging (GTalk), Email (Gmail) Taking Photographs, Taking Videos, Accessing the Web (Chrome). Buy the latest Nexus device and you will see what I mean. My Galaxy Note 2 did not need me to download any apps as it worked beautifully out of the box. I CHOSE to download additional apps, not because I NEEDED to.
You have chosen to deliberately miss the point of the article and I won't waste any more time on you.
Like everyone has pointed out this makes for a good read indeed. I'd loved to see mxplayer and zplayer included in the media player section.
Great article Gsmarena, hope to see this type of posts for ios, WP and blackberry too......... Well you have covered almost all of the usefull apps. that needs to be installed on new android device, but you forgot about one category, 'Video Player', well you have included music player, but there is no mention of any nice multimedia player, that we can install on new android device...... So please update this article, and include some nice multimedia alternative to the stock android video player, because stock video player of Android comes with very less codec support.........
Anonymous, 31 Dec 2012So in summary, you'll need about 30+ apps in order to make Android a usable OS. This also expl... moreShushh!!! Pls!! Typical fanatic you are!! Let me guess, you're a apple or W8 apologist.
Good job gsmarena. Great article & happy new year
one of the best articles ive read so far. Thank you Gsmarena! Happy New Year!
excellent review article. Best way to start the new year by the GSM arena. Keep it up
Vincee, 31 Dec 2012Open source? Not really! Rooting is voiding the warranty then I wouldn't call it a real open s... moreMy android tablet comes rooted out of the box, and it has a warranty, in the future more company will follow the trend
Nice tuts, its useful not only for beginer but alsi old user like me. Thanks gsmarena and happy new year