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    Thumbs up Got my S3 today...

    I'm finally back on team Android and a proud owner of a Pebble Blue Galaxy S3. After playing around with the phone for a few minutes it has become very, very clear that after using iOS for the past year and a half I have become Android ignorant. I need some suggestions for must have apps, games, accessories, etc. basically are there any essential apps for the S3? I've been reading that I don't need to get Taskkiller anymore. Anyway, just looking for suggestions, hints and help!
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    Jimmy
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    Root/ ANAKONA ROM IS THE BEAST!!!!

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    Got mine 3 weeks ago, aside from my CM9 experience with my HP TouchPad...which I mostly use webOS still to this day....I don't have a whole lot of "Android experience" but this is what I've come up with: (also there's today...and 2 more days of $0.25 sale apps, which change daily...so be sure to check there for some el cheapos..that normally aren't so cheap).

    SwiftKey3 keyboard
    exPDF rReader PDF Annotater...( can't say I really NEED it...but it was cheap)
    Juice Defender...I'm getting a few more hours out of my battery. (also paid for)
    Light Flow....check out the freebie..I bought it I liked it so much (change your LED notifier colors/patterns/which apps activate etc) (also paid for)
    Lapse It ...time lapse movie maker..also bought.
    Voxer ...turn your phone into a walkie talkie..cross platform with Apple users
    Tweet Lanes twitter client.


    I haven't bothered with ROMs at all...I hacked the sweet zombie jesus out of my Pre3 and TouchPad...but I think I'm just going to leave my SGS3 alone for awhile. I don't have the need to do it or the time to read up on what I need to do to do it. Maybe one day I could get around to it...just not anytime soon
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    I got my S3 today as well. Holy cow! This is absolutely incredible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LegalAmerican View Post
    I got my S3 today as well. Holy cow! This is absolutely incredible.

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    Absolutely! If I could just squeeze my Razr Maxx battery under the cover.

    I will add in a couple apps I like.
    GSam battery.
    FoxFi
    Dropbox
    Assistant by SPEAKTOIT
    Astro or FX file managers
    MX Player
    Adownloader for downloading Movies, Music, etc.
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    They sell 4100 mah battery that is nfc capable with cover for $20 bucks if you want a huge battery.
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    I'm holding out on buying any music players until Music Player (Remix) by Hedami is released. Hopefully soon, but I can wait and use the stock until it does come out. It's THAT good. (Currently using it on my webOS TouchPad)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LegalAmerican View Post
    I got my S3 today as well. Holy cow! This is absolutely incredible.

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    The Galaxy S 3 IS incredible! I am waiting to find a lightly used one for a decent price.
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    I got mine used for 350. Which was lucky cause that's exactly what I got out of my Maxx. I wanted to get it new, but couldn't pass up this deal. Also, I saved it from a guy that bought an iPhone 5.

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    Droid Bionic>Droid Razr Maxx>Verizon Galaxy S3>T-Mobile Galaxy S3, Nexus 5, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
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    I got my phone on Monday and haven't put it down since. I love this phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LegalAmerican View Post
    I got mine used for 350. Which was lucky cause that's exactly what I got out of my Maxx. I wanted to get it new, but couldn't pass up this deal. Also, I saved it from a guy that bought an iPhone 5.

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    Awesome price! I keep checking swappa.com, but nothing within my price range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by s14tat View Post
    They sell 4100 mah battery that is nfc capable with cover for $20 bucks if you want a huge battery.
    I got rid of my Rezound for that reason. Don't plan on that again. Decided I would use a spare and external battery for this one.
    Until the Note II comes to Verizon with that big 3100mah battery..

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    Quote Originally Posted by LegalAmerican View Post
    I got mine used for 350. Which was lucky cause that's exactly what I got out of my Maxx. I wanted to get it new, but couldn't pass up this deal. Also, I saved it from a guy that bought an iPhone 5.

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    I did similar. I kept my Maxx but sold my Rezound with cases, 2 spare batteries, extended battery, and charger for 330.00 and picked this one up supposedly 5 days old for 400.00.
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    I don't believe your task killer question has been answered. Absolutely do not put a task killer on you phone. Android doesn't need it anymore and it causes problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rclark144 View Post
    Root/ ANAKONA ROM IS THE BEAST!!!!

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    Which Rom is this? Never heard if it.
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    If you are big into gaming then try the Tegra Optimized games. Even though the S3 isn't a Tegra device it can still run the regular version at high graphics settings which in my book is pretty darn close to the Tegra enhanced graphics.

    Tegra Games Available for all Phones:
    Dead Trigger (this is a MUST have game now that it is free for all and the graphics are STUNNING)
    ShadowGun
    Max Payne (If you like the Grand Theft Auto type games)
    Grand Theft Auto III
    Trainz Simulator THD (If you like to design things and junk)
    Beach Buggy Blitz (currently NOT available on the S3 but it is supposed to be opening up to all devices soon)
    Granny Smith (if you wanna have a laugh)

    Most of these are paid games but they can keep you entertained for hours on end!
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    Quote Originally Posted by s14tat View Post
    They sell 4100 mah battery that is nfc capable with cover for $20 bucks if you want a huge battery.
    That is far too too cheap for a 4100mah battery, I wouldn't risk screwing with the phone... you never know. You have a link for this?

    Here's one, fwiw

    Amazon.com: BoxWave ElectraSpan Galaxy S3 Extended Battery: Cell Phones & Accessories
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    Default Re: Got my S3 today...

    Thanks to everyone's suggestions. Would Lookout be a recommended app though?
    DGL


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    I personally use Avast, it offers more and for some reason Lookout hangs up when trying to scan new apps on my desk device. There is literally hundreds of anti virus apps on the play store so it's just a personal preference

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    get a c pen from samsung.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Champion1229 View Post
    I personally use Avast, it offers more and for some reason Lookout hangs up when trying to scan new apps on my desk device. There is literally hundreds of anti virus apps on the play store so it's just a personal preference

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    lookout is fine but use it in conjunction with norton
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    Not sure your carrier but Verizon offers free McAfee scanner to it's customers. That's what I use. I had Lookout on my Thunderbolt before I got my GS3 but it never found viruses and I only DL from the Play Store. So can't really tell how well it actually works. Also if you have the TEC from Verizon, don't pro on the security stuff. It's cheap but all the phone locate etc features are already included with Mobile Recovery app. No use in paying for it twice. Also not sure what kind of apps you're looking for exactly so I'll just list my favorite ones/most used in no paticular order:

    Evernote
    Out of Milk
    Fandango
    Redbox
    IMDB
    Uverse (to set my DVR)
    Score Mobile (better than ESPN IMO because it lists all instead of making you chose your fav teams and defaulting to those)
    Amazon MP3 (most of my music I DL is through Amazon)
    Pandora (I have a One sub to avoid ads)
    Daytrotter (great if you have a membership for live sessions)
    Be Weather Pro (worth the $ for the radar loops and multiple cities alone)

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