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    Samsung galaxy s

    Hi should be getting this phone in the next few days hopefully.

    Haven't used an adroid phone as of yet , so was wondering what apps would you recommend and any hacks or other sorts i should get for the phone.

    Any help will be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Banned

    I'd probably recommend getting some boxing gloves! This phone is sooooo good, you might not be able to contain yourself!

    No need for any hacks. Its not made by apple! Just install app brain and off you go.

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    guv

    I'd probably recommend getting some boxing gloves! This phone is sooooo … I'd probably recommend getting some boxing gloves! This phone is sooooo good, you might not be able to contain yourself! :pNo need for any hacks. Its not made by apple! Just install app brain and off you go.



    Thanks for the reply - any recomendations on good apps.I take it you cant get the paid apps for free like you can when you jailbreak the iphone.

    Banned

    If you have downloaded an app, you can use it.

    Most of my apps are freebies tbh.....and my faves may not be your cup of tea, but here goes.......

    xbmc (purely because I have a media server and 6 pcs in the house I'm able to control with it.)
    allshare (pre installed)... can access my server and stream HD. It can also turn the phone into a server.
    live wallpapers (any.. they are all cool!)
    google goggles
    asphalt 5 pre installed racing game
    flixter
    convert pad (conversion app which covers loads of stuff)
    barcode scanner (useful for searching bargains elsewhere while instore!!)
    sky remote
    album art grabber (just plonk on your mp3s and this will search for art without crap itunes nonsense.)
    easy locator (find out where your partner or kids are in real time (if they have their phone with them!)


    What sort of things are you after?

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    juice defender
    newsrob
    fring
    advanced task killer
    got to do
    paperdroid
    twonky media server
    multicon
    astro file manager
    dolphin HD
    carr matey
    get me home
    sms backup
    yelp

    Samsung Galaxy S is actually an amazingly brilliant phone, especially for the price I'm paying for! (£18 a month for 18months plus free phone)

    I originally wanted the iPhone 4 but the contracts were crazy expensive, so I went for the second best (in my eyes) and oh my gosh, what a phone!

    Original Poster

    Thanks for all the replys looking forward to getting this phone now

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    mus_ne

    Samsung Galaxy S is actually an amazingly brilliant phone, especially for … Samsung Galaxy S is actually an amazingly brilliant phone, especially for the price I'm paying for! (£18 a month for 18months plus free phone)I originally wanted the iPhone 4 but the contracts were crazy expensive, so I went for the second best (in my eyes) and oh my gosh, what a phone!



    sounds like a good deal depending on minutes/messages/data allowance

    Original Poster

    guv

    What sort of things are you after?



    Looking for games and any apps but thanks for taking your time for naming the apps.

    Original Poster

    bykergrove

    juice defendernewsrobfringadvanced task killergot to dopaperdroidtwonky … juice defendernewsrobfringadvanced task killergot to dopaperdroidtwonky media servermulticonastro file managerdolphin HDcarr mateyget me homesms backup yelp



    Thanks for that

    5208

    Looking for games and any apps but thanks for taking your time for naming … Looking for games and any apps but thanks for taking your time for naming the apps.



    • Ace Tennis 2010 Online
    • Adrenaline Golf Online
    • Azkend
    • Bomber Online
    • Cannon Challenge 2
    • Chalkboard Jumper
    • Chalkboard Jumper Lite
    • Club Scenario
    • Cocoto Kart Online
    • Cocoto Magic Circus
    • Cro-Mag Rally
    • DinoSmash Online
    • Doodle Squares HD
    • Enigmo
    • Enigmo 2
    • Farm Story
    • FarmVille
    • Field Fencer
    • Fieldrunners
    • Flight Control
    • GraalOnline Classic
    • GraalOnline Classic+
    • Halli Galli
    • Happy Fun Ball
    • Icarus-X
    • iMobsters Don
    • Isaac Newton’s Gravity
    • Kubb
    • Megaplex Madness – Now Playing
    • Ms. PAC-MAN
    • Nanosaur 2
    • PAC-MAN
    • Real Racing
    • reMovem
    • Touchgrind
    • Word Scramble Challenge Edition
    • WordsWorth
    • World Series of Poker Hold ‘em Legend
    • World War Desert Edition
    • Worldy Wings
    • Zen Bound 2 Universal
    • Zentomino

    The following list is of games that are planned to be receiving updates as soon as possible:

    • Angry Birds
    • Carcassonne
    • Edge
    • iFishing World Championship
    • Jojo’s Fashion Show: World Tour
    • Sparkle
    • Super Mega Worm
    • Truckers Delight: Episode 1

    ogh sorry mate i thought u wanted iphone games i think theres 1 on android

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    the porter

    ogh sorry mate i thought u wanted iphone games i think theres 1 on … ogh sorry mate i thought u wanted iphone games i think theres 1 on android



    I actually did LOL

    don't listen to him OP there's lots of games on android.

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    the porter

    ogh sorry mate i thought u wanted iphone games i think theres 1 on … ogh sorry mate i thought u wanted iphone games i think theres 1 on android



    I think the OP wanted to make a receive calls as well, so that ruled out the iPhone!

    bykergrove

    sounds like a good deal depending on minutes/messages/data allowance



    500 minutes, unlimited texts, 3GB internet! :O

    Haha, I went to the cancelation department a few days before my contract was due to expire and they offered me that ^ after I told them that the vodafone deals where better

    Why would you take the Galaxy S over the desire?
    (Serious question, my contract is up in like 4 weeks :P)

    Jetpac

    Why would you take the Galaxy S over the desire?(Serious question, my … Why would you take the Galaxy S over the desire?(Serious question, my contract is up in like 4 weeks :P)



    Galaxy S is a FAAAAAR more superior phone. Honestly, just go into a store and hold both handsets and play with them for a few minutes. you'll be decided in seconds - I was.

    mus_ne

    Galaxy S is a FAAAAAR more superior phone. Honestly, just go into a store … Galaxy S is a FAAAAAR more superior phone. Honestly, just go into a store and hold both handsets and play with them for a few minutes. you'll be decided in seconds - I was.



    Ive held them both and the samsung feels a bit cheap, and they dont have the best track record of updating handsets... but it has the slightly better specs, at the moment im torn between the two!

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    Jetpac

    Ive held them both and the samsung feels a bit cheap, and they dont have … Ive held them both and the samsung feels a bit cheap, and they dont have the best track record of updating handsets... but it has the slightly better specs, at the moment im torn between the two!



    the samsung has a better graphics chip and has TV out, and has a superior screen.
    on the downside, it has touchwiz interface vs the beautiful htc sense on the desire.

    there are probably more differences but i'd go for the samsung.

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    Jetpac

    Ive held them both and the samsung feels a bit cheap, and they dont have … Ive held them both and the samsung feels a bit cheap, and they dont have the best track record of updating handsets... but it has the slightly better specs, at the moment im torn between the two!



    I'm surprised you'd say that. The Samsung just oozed class IMHO before even turning it on..... and then doing so the decision was a doddle. BTW, the specs are more than "slightly" better if graphics is your thing. Plus mine is the 16GB version (only Voda has that) and with the 16GB SD inside (and expanddable with 32GB SD if I wanted) So basically it has loads of room for Apps without Waiting for Frodo.... which is due at the end of the month.

    guv

    I'm surprised you'd say that. The Samsung just oozed class IMHO before … I'm surprised you'd say that. The Samsung just oozed class IMHO before even turning it on..... and then doing so the decision was a doddle. BTW, the specs are more than "slightly" better if graphics is your thing. Plus mine is the 16GB version (only Voda has that) and with the 16GB SD inside (and expanddable with 32GB SD if I wanted) So basically it has loads of room for Apps without Waiting for Frodo.... which is due at the end of the month.



    I just felt it was a bit plasticy
    the interface isnt much of an issue as i would be replacing it with Launcher Pro anyway.
    Its the support that worries me the most to be honestand ive heard some dodgy things about reliablility..

    Jetpac

    I just felt it was a bit plasticy :Sthe interface isnt much of an issue … I just felt it was a bit plasticy :Sthe interface isnt much of an issue as i would be replacing it with Launcher Pro anyway.Its the support that worries me the most to be honestand ive heard some dodgy things about reliablility..



    Thats why I wouldnt go near samsung, no doubt they will stop support and updates for the phone when they bring out a new handset, they always do, its pretty much a sure thing that the HTC desire will be getting gingerbread, and possibly further updates after that, either through HTC direct or from the massive community of hackers and developers behind it, the galaxy s is already way behind when it comes to software, just ask yourself why it wasnt released with 2.2 and why a major camera manufacturer would release a smartphone without a flash X)

    IMO the desire is the way to go, with its support from htc and all the various communities its pretty much going to be uptodate for atleast the next couple of years

    Just been playing 'Guns 'n' Glory....highly addictive, its great!!

    Original Poster

    How do i get paid apps for free.Like jailbreaking iphone for android

    Also on the market place is a free unlocker if its locked to a certain network

    There are plenty of sites on the net that let you steal android apps.

    5208

    How do i get paid apps for free.Like jailbreaking iphone for android

    5208

    Whats the name of this and does it work ?Thanks




    Its called SGS unlock and its on the market place, all you need to do is boot up without a sim card, dl asndf run it and it gives you an unlock code which you put in when you put ur new sim in.

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    fridgehead

    Its called SGS unlock and its on the market place, all you need to do is … Its called SGS unlock and its on the market place, all you need to do is boot up without a sim card, dl asndf run it and it gives you an unlock code which you put in when you put ur new sim in.



    thanks got it working and have donated after reading about it on xda developers
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