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Starscream
11-29-11, 12:31 PM
A customer/friend of mine just replaced his Iphone 4 with a Samsung Android phone and asked me if I wanted it. I said sure if it's free! Sure enough it was, there's some cracking on the screen it's been dropped a bunch of times but it seems to work fine now that I've basically turned it into an Ipod touch.

Anyway my questions is now what do I do with this thing? It's not going to become me everyday phone, the battery life is terrible (14 days is what I get with a fresh extended life battery in my old Motorola flip phone). Are there any good apps/games? I'm only going to be using it on wi-fi and never on a cellphone network.

I've farted around with it for a bit and so far the only useful things I've found are the camera and web browser. The cam is much better than the one in my cellphone and the web browser is useful if I'm sitting and watching TV at a friend's place and want to check my email.

I put a bunch of music I like on it too, but I doubt I'll use it much for that. The only time I listen to music is at a computer or in my car and my car has a DVD player with usb port and memory stick.

Albo
11-29-11, 01:14 PM
gimme it

Starscream
11-29-11, 01:24 PM
gimme it

lol

I think I'll keep it.

(nana2)

Serrasalmus
11-29-11, 05:18 PM
use it for target practice

six_storm
11-29-11, 05:31 PM
iOS is the king of apps right now (IMO at least) so you have the best library available to you.

Starscream
11-29-11, 06:07 PM
iOS is the king of apps right now (IMO at least) so you have the best library available to you.

Are there any must have apps???

I'm not finding much of anything that looks interesting just doing some google searching.

six_storm
11-29-11, 07:32 PM
Are there any must have apps???

I'm not finding much of anything that looks interesting just doing some google searching.

What do you want? Games? Productive apps?

I use Tapatalk for forums, have a couple of games like Risk and Flight Control HD, got some sports apps like ESPN, Twitter, FB, etc.

Roadhog
11-29-11, 08:08 PM
iOS is the king of apps right now (IMO at least) so you have the best library available to you.

nope.com

http://www.androidauthority.com/google-android-market-vs-apple-itunes-app-store-26281/

Hogrider
11-29-11, 09:03 PM
I'd rather have an iphone than an Android one. Sometime next year I plan on ditching my Android.

Starscream
11-29-11, 09:42 PM
What do you want? Games? Productive apps?

I use Tapatalk for forums, have a couple of games like Risk and Flight Control HD, got some sports apps like ESPN, Twitter, FB, etc.

That's a good question, I don't know what I want out of it. It's basically a toy to me, I'll probably check out those games.

I could definitely see Facebook and sports scores being useful/fun.

Roadhog
11-30-11, 01:51 AM
That's a good question, I don't know what I want out of it. It's basically a toy to me, I'll probably check out those games.

I could definitely see Facebook and sports scores being useful/fun.

Porn.

Smee
11-30-11, 03:04 AM
Why don't those cheap bastards use Gorilla Glass???

six_storm
11-30-11, 06:02 AM
nope.com

http://www.androidauthority.com/google-android-market-vs-apple-itunes-app-store-26281/

Sorry RH, all of those apps from China that don't do anything doesn't count lol. You know the ones I'm talking about. ;)

IMO, iOS is the king of apps that are actually worth a crap.

Roadhog
11-30-11, 12:13 PM
Sorry RH, all of those apps from China that don't do anything doesn't count lol. You know the ones I'm talking about. ;)

IMO, iOS is the king of apps that are actually worth a crap.

I don't. I've never had a problem finding an app for what I want.

Starscream
11-30-11, 01:51 PM
Porn.

There's porn AND stock quotes.

Hogrider
11-30-11, 07:54 PM
Don't worry Six I agree with you and my opinion is very valuable.

six_storm
11-30-11, 08:22 PM
Don't worry Six I agree with you and my opinion is very valuable.

:D

ViN86
12-02-11, 10:58 AM
If you're not going to use it as a phone, I'd sell it and buy an iPod touch 4G. (if you want to stay with iOS)

Honestly, iOS is nice in the sense that it's locked down so things don't often crap out on you, but my phone offers more freedom than I could ever obtain on the iPod. iOS is slick and intuitive, but the ability to customize it just isn't there. You're forced to use it how Apple wants you to, which I think is a terrible business model. Jailbreaking does help some with that. (I don't know what I'd do without SBSettings) and the battery life on the Apple devices is usually much better. That's why I use an iPod Touch (my office doesn't get cell service).

As for the app debate, that's a common "iOS IS BETTER" argument, but the truth is, all the apps that matter are on both platforms, and Android has the ability to customize more things (e.g. the keyboard/input method) so there are actually better productivity apps on Android imo. FWIW, I have a Droid X and an iPod Touch 4G.