1. sprintdroid2973's Avatar
    Hi, I am new to the androidcentral forum but I have been a member of the precentral for 2 years now. got my original pre on launch day with Sprint and stuck with it until now. I have waited patiently for 2years to get an upgrade for my WebOS phone. This week I finally broke down and decided to give android a go and got myself a Nexus S.
    It was a very difficult transition and the last 4days have been quite painful (WebOS withdrawl is tough) but I am starting to like the Nexus S and have started installing some cool apps.
    Here is what I got so far in alphabetical order
    Amazon Kindle
    Amazon MP3 (fav)
    AppStore(fav)
    Astrid Tasks - Any other suggestions are welcome (Free or Paid)
    Barcode Scanner (Haven't used it yet)
    Battery Widget - Any other suggestions are welcome (Free or Paid)
    Bing - (It may be blasphemy but I like bing)
    CardioTrainer Pro(Thank you Amazon)
    DirectTV
    doubleTwist - Best music player
    Engadget
    Evernote
    Facebook - Anyone signup for the beta?
    Gaia GPS - It was free on Amazon
    LinkedIn
    Norton Utilities - decent but still looking for a good Firewall
    Notepad Any other suggestions are welcome (Free or Paid)
    Opera Mobile - Tabbed browsing is alright but I miss the multiple browser windows in WebOS
    Pulse - Nice news caching
    Slacker Radio - WebOS free version seems to have fewer restrictions than the android free version
    Slide Notes
    SoundHound - Much quicker than Shazaam
    Sudoku Daily - great interface
    Sudoku Free
    The Weather Channel - Seems very unstable
    Twidroyd
    WordPress
    World Series of Poker - Courtesy of Sprint
    YooNinja AD Free - Thanks Amazon

    Any recommendations for essential apps will be very welcome.

    What is great:
    1. 4inch screen is gorgeous - I love the extra screen real-estate and Super AMOLED is beautiful.
    2. Very responsive
    3. On screen key-board better than I expected

    Issues so far:
    1. Signal strength is very inconsistent
    2. 4G connection is positively flaky (Tried in 2 different cities - was travelling )
    3. Camera is not for indoor/low-light - Better than my pre though
    4 Battery life although better than my old phone still no where as good as my wife's iPhone
    05-31-2011 09:05 PM
  2. kinster02's Avatar
    Welcome fellow ex Pre user to AC and the Android army recruit...I wasn't dumb enough to keep my Pre for two years I dumbed it as soon as the Evo came out. There is no such thing as essential apps as far as i'm concerned...whats essential to me might not be essential for you. Here's a few to check out: Ak notepad, tunein radio, look out mobile(a must), google goggles, scandit, Androidify, history eraser, vlingo, screen filter, rainy days, chrome to phone, too many to list.
    05-31-2011 10:32 PM
  3. Cyber Warrior's Avatar
    Welcome to AC.. enjoy the forums..
    Some basic apps that I enjoyed when owning my first android device:
    Beautiful Widgets
    Launcher Pro
    Handcent SMS
    Dolphin Browser
    AK Notepad
    Astro file manager
    Bedside
    Circle Battery widget
    Clockr Evolution
    K9Mail
    Angry Birds
    06-01-2011 03:20 AM

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