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    Default Must have apps for S3.....

    Tomorrow I get my S3, I am coming off a "Charge"....What are must have apps in your opinion....Will my "app to SD" work on the S3? With the S3 running ICS is there an issue with the apps I am running on the Charge? Is it just a matter of testing the Charge apps on the S3 to see if they work?

    Thanks,
    Jim
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    You should obviously check out Angry Birds Star Wars and Bad Piggies. Both are free in the Play Store and both are good games.

    Your SD backups should translate fine. I haven't had or heard of any major issues.

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    Ross,

    Thanks for the information...

    Jim
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    If you don't have SwiftKey, I would recommend it. Plus the widgets work really good on this phone.

    Check out the videos on line to see what this phone can do. Best phone I had so far.

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    App to SD only works if you root your phone.
    Due to the cancellation of the penny, I no longer give 2 about anything. I may however, give a nickel
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    Default Re: Must have apps for S3.....

    Check out:

    - Airdroid
    - Camera ZOOM FX
    - doubleTwist
    - mVideoPlayer
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    Bike race
    Call of mini
    Mad skills mx
    Aliens
    Drag Racing Bike Edition
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    Tower Defense
    Gyro
    Jetpack Joyride
    Ninjump Deluxe
    Boggle
    Misc.:
    Google Sky map
    Swiftkey (you have to buy this)
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    Pandora
    Whatsapp
    Ifunny
    Zombies, Run! (if you like going for jogs)
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    If you're gonna be taking advantage of your front facing camera to make video calls with your friends and family, id download Skype or Tango depending on what your people use.

    Two things ive noticed:
    Firstly im using Tango to video call with my girlfriend when she's outta the house and very, very rarely do we experience dropped calls. I highly recommend Tango. It's also a blast to use.

    Secondly im VERY IMPRESSED with the quality of my S3s front facing camera. It seems to be consistently clearer and of much better quality than those of others I video chat with. Its only a 1.9mp but you wouldn't be able to tell that its not a 5mp. For comparison, my gfs LG front facing camera is a 1.3mp... and performs exactly at that level :-(

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    First thing? A different keyboard. Swiftkey or, my favorite, Swype. With my daughter in Budapest, Skype is a necessity in our house. It's awesome. A bookreader like Kindle is great. I use it all the time. If you're a math geek, the HP41 emulator go41cx is exceptional. Also MathStudio is worth every penny.
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    I too switched from a Charge to the S3 the day it came out. I had no problems with any of my apps on the Charge moving to the S3. Well, I did have one issue, but it was the apps problem. I backed up my Trip Master database to my SD card, and when I reinstalled it on my S3 and tried to restore, it wouldn't. I'm having to go back and rebuild everything for almost a year, so I'm not hapy about that. I've now found another app I like better anyway!

    Enjoy your S3! I know I sure do!
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    You don't move your apps to sd because the phone was built so it is not necessary. It's a good thing.

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    There are no "must have" apps. Anything past what is already on there out of the box is just additional features.
    "Phone Info" is helpful to some people who like to toggle their 4G and 3G. Hasn't really helped me much though.
    I can't say anything about keyboards since I don't use autocorrect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeLip View Post
    First thing? A different keyboard. Swiftkey or, my favorite, Swype. With my daughter in Budapest, Skype is a necessity in our house. It's awesome. A bookreader like Kindle is great. I use it all the time. If you're a math geek, the HP41 emulator go41cx is exceptional. Also MathStudio is worth every penny.
    I'm a Swype fan myself...but what does your daughter being in Budapest have to do with it being a necessity?!?

    Reminds me of the Lewis Black Skit, "If it weren't for my horse, I would never have finished that year in college"
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    Jellybean keyboard for me. And zedge

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintdrinkingpete View Post
    I'm a Swype fan myself...but what does your daughter being in Budapest have to do with it being a necessity?!?

    Reminds me of the Lewis Black Skit, "If it weren't for my horse, I would never have finished that year in college"
    You misread. In that sentence I said SKYPE, not swype.
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    I wish I could export my ex to Budapest...or mars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sledge007 View Post
    App to SD only works if you root your phone.
    Most "app to SD" apps work without root.

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    Educate me.

    Quote Originally Posted by gaijin82 View Post
    Most "app to SD" apps work without root.

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    Default Re: Must have apps for S3.....

    Thanks for all the help...Funny thing I am coming from a Charge.....Glad everything on the Charge works..Is there a reason to have/run "Task Manager" to verify that apps. are closed??

    Thanks again,
    Jim
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    Default Re: Must have apps for S3.....

    If you have an extensive music library (outside of music purchased on Play) the iSyncr app is fantastic for letting you move your iTunes music back and forth to your device....The new wifi sync feature on it is great as well, you don't even have to plug it up to your computer. Unfortunatly I'm married to iTunes because of the large music library I have and the fact that I used two devices (a Blackberry for phone and iPod for music, I know don't hate me I saw the light finally). But this gives me the best of both worlds. It is also great at taking music you've purchased on Amazon and moving it to your iTunes folders. Worth every penny I paid for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeLip View Post
    You misread. In that sentence I said SKYPE, not swype.
    Well...that makes a LOT more sense!

    (woops)
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    Quote Originally Posted by paintdrinkingpete View Post
    Well...that makes a LOT more sense!

    (woops)
    They are pretty similar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat890 View Post
    Is there a reason to have/run "Task Manager" to verify that apps. are closed??
    With Android you shouldn't need a task manager to close apps. That is even more true now than it used to be from what I've read. If you google it you will find a lot of articles that explain how Android manages memory and why task managers not only aren't necessary but may actually decrease battery life, etc.
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    Default Re: Must have apps for S3.....

    First thing to do is download the old google search apk so you can get Universal Search back on the device. I can't operate without it. Here are others I use daily, may or may not be useful to you.

    Brightness Disc (widget for adjusting screen brightness - auto brightness tends to use more power)
    Amazon MP3
    Kindle
    Dolphin
    Dropbox
    Box
    LinkedIn
    WebEx
    GasBuddy
    NFL Mobile
    GoogleTalk (great video calling)
    Words with Friends
    Touchdown HD (for corporate Msoft exchange email, contacts, calendar and tasks)
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