Art, 20 Jun 2013any other OS take half the time to set up "properly" It's not "properly" setting it up, it comes like that out of the box. It's to "personalise" the phone to yourself, something you can't really do as well on other OSs
i love gsmarena. nd also lv ur articals. plz give us more android apps and games imformation every week. i also trust in ur reviews. thnx alot.
really good idea
if it's possible continue this and update it every few month please
Some of my picks :
Holo launcher HD : Simple lightweight launcher.
ICMess : Minimalist holo themed messaging app.
Opera classic : Better than the present opera IMO. it even has an option for bookmarks. :P
Omich Player : Minimalist Music player but has lot of functions.
Shuttle : Another great music player.
Thank you team GSMArena, I hope the next sequel would be earlier than this one :D Cheers
I'm a Lumia 520 owner.....happy as well :P but need a android device too.....can anybody suggest me any good device....my budget is around ₹15000 ....
You forgot about Snapseed for photos. It is a very neat and handy app for fixing photos on the phone.
GSMArena, please write an article on how to set up an iOS device too.
Great article, almost as good as the 1st, which did make me hit the master reset!
Any chance of an article that looks at general maintainance apps or advice? For example how to get the most out of your battery etc.
a few of mine
*shuffle tone 3.0 - a custom ringtone every time for text and calls
*live gallery- a wallpaper shuffler on which you can assign folders in you phone's memory
*Launcher7 and Launcher8 - both are made by separate developers but are amazing at emulating Windows Phone user interface, from the lockscreen to live tiles(contacts tile and images tile is amazing)
* Nexus 4 dot live wallaper - this emulaes the back pattern of nexus 4 . on AMOLED displays it looks awesome
*photosphere live wallpaper - even if you don't have jellybean 4.2.2 you can still download photosphere files from the internet and then use this wallpaper to have them set as your wallpaper. it looks really cool
*SMS backup & Restore - just one click to share the sms, you then get an XML file that you can manually save in your SD card or anywhere else.
*Wattpad - if you love to read, then this app is like the youtube of ebooks. It is all about user generated content. you can access your account from anywhere. the app is completely free, with no ads. You can write and post whatever you feel like.
just like instagram plagued with duck-faced-selfies-in-bathroom , this too has lot of twilight based fan fiction, but search using the right keywords, and you can find amazing content.
or better, share your own, poetry, jokes, one liners etc.
*Home Manager - this is useful if you plan to use multiple launchers. this has the option to auto-kill the native launcher(which is essential to save RAM)
*Lock Screen Tools - it may sound a little silly, but it is actually useful. this is a small icon you can paste anywhere on your home screen(best is dock) and touching it locks the screen. this is simply to use the hardware power button less frequently. and if you plan to keep your phone for long time, any repair is not a good idea.
*Lookout Ad Network Detector- this is great for people who download casual games etc. this scans all apps (manually) to show which apps push ads in notification and which apps are collecting personal information
*Clean Master (Cleaner) - this is best cache cleaner. this also cleans the residual files of large games which are often left behind after uninstall. the widget has the coolest animation i have ever seen in my android life.
*PicsArt - Photo Studio - the single most powerful picture editing tool i have ever seen in my life. and no ads
I'm surprised that you didn't feature Viber within this article.
It's quite possibly, the best app available on Android, in my opinion.
Good Symbian themes have 1000-1500 icons. I expected Android to do better. Most of this is just eye candy unless you really need 50 different apps every day. If not, a few homescreens, folders and widgets and you're fine. Nice article, though.
The most important set up steps you need to know..