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Old 23rd December 2010, 15:13   #1111
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gah. this is where I wish there was a wiki attached to the forum post with a nice tabulated list. like motoroids' forums was once linked to news posts!
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App name - Air control

Free/Charge - Free

What it does - Touch based game through which you have to guide flights to their runways. Good game

How it performs (your rating) - Very good.
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Old 23rd December 2010, 15:45   #1113
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do you know how to download from that site? it asks for ph no, and i enter 91988*******, and i never get any sms.
Well, I tried once and I got an SMS. But, when I click on the link it says my phone(HTC Legend) is not supported. Since my phone is not supported, I didn't bother to check for other alternatives to install the game.
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Old 23rd December 2010, 15:57   #1114
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App name - Air control

Free/Charge - Free

What it does - Touch based game through which you have to guide flights to their runways. Good game

How it performs (your rating) - Very good.

Air Control Lite is the free version. The full version is paid. The lite version by itself is quite addictive and fun!

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Old 23rd December 2010, 16:03   #1115
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App name - Backgrounds

Free/Charge - Free

What it does - An app that lets you find/select wallpapers/backgrounds (not Live Wallpapers)for your device.

How it performs (your rating) - Very Good. By far the best I have seen in the market. It even has backgrounds categorised which makes it easier.




App name - Slice It!

Free/Charge - Free

What it does - Android version of the popular iOS app by the same name. The game requires you to cut different shapes to equal parts.

How it performs (your rating) - Good. Addictive

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Air Control Lite is the free version. The full version is paid.
Oh ya right. My bad missed that. But the lite itself gives you access to 2 maps and 2 types of games (normal/cargo), so should keep one engaged.
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Old 23rd December 2010, 16:12   #1117
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^^ I entered the phone number as 98******** and received the sms. However, its not free and costs Rs.50.
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Is anybody using HTC Tattoo here? I am quite bored with the Android 1.6 it has cuz many applications don't work(like Angry Birds!). Any way to upgrade to Froyo?
[ROM] SPQRom 0.7 - CM6 (FroYo 2.2.1) - CyanogenMod 6.1 - xda-developers


WARNING:- Please read well - I am not an owner of any android - just researching android.
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[ROM] SPQRom 0.7 - CM6 (FroYo 2.2.1) - CyanogenMod 6.1 - xda-developers


WARNING:- Please read well - I am not an owner of any android - just researching android.
Thanks I saw that. Seems like a very complex and risky procedure.
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'Letsbuy.com' are the official resellers for the 'Samsung Galaxy Tab'. If you go to Samsung India and choose to buy the Galaxy tab, you would be re-directed to the Letsbuy website.

I have no experience of Letsbuy, but it's good to know they are an approved reseller?
Doesn't anybody here have any experience with letsbuy.com ? The discounts are tempting, but reviews seem to be very negative about the site. After going thru them, its very difficult to have any confidence in the site. For more, check on Mouthshut and elsewhere.

They also don't have the the most interesting phones, which are not even so new now - Motorola Quench, Optimus One... in fact, even Samsung Galaxy 3 isn't listed! So the stock is very limited. They didn't even bother to reply an email query.
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App name - Tasker
Free/Charge - Charged
What it does -Can program various functions based on variety of triggers
How it performs (your rating) - Excellent ; I use it swich on /off bluetooth , GPS , silent mode, send auto SMS replies etc . This app by itself is one great reason to go for android. We would need a separate thread just to discus this app !!.

App name - Touchdown exchange (Nitrodown)
Free/Charge - PAid
What it does - Microsoft exchange client for android
How it performs (your rating) - Excellent. Sync mail, calendar, tasks with microsoft exchange server.


App name - Carango
Free/Charge - Free
What it does - An app for tracking fuel consumption and mileage.
How it performs (your rating) - Very Good.

App name - Mapdroyd
Free/Charge - Free
What it does - An offline map app using OSM
How it performs (your rating) - Good. No routing facility just indicates your position on the map.

App name - Yellow pages
Free/Charge - Free
What it does - Obvious
How it performs (your rating) - Very Good.

App name - Number fixer
Free/Charge - Free
What it does - An app that lets you correct the contacts by adding std isd codes preeding the tel number
How it performs (your rating) - Very Good.
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Thanks I saw that. Seems like a very complex and risky procedure.
Well, the first time you do, it is going to be a nerve wrecking experience. But it is pretty easy, from second time. trick is to know the recovery procedure before diving into these mods.

I switch to a new rom/kernal almost every week. wish a cm thread like that existed for sgs.

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^^ I entered the phone number as 98******** and received the sms. However, its not free and costs Rs.50.
98******** dosnt work.get error "There was an error while trying to send an SMS to your number"

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Well, the first time you do, it is going to be a nerve wrecking experience. But it is pretty easy, from second time. trick is to know the recovery procedure before diving into these mods.
Can you please explain why it so? Is it because of the "first time, can I do it" fear the first time round?

And how easy / difficult is it to et the phone bricked?

Edit:- Would the phone check integrity of the file offered as update? Ie, if the file was corrupted during the download process?
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Angry birds is surely on top of my list. BUT, its no fun to play it on the Galaxy 3 which i have. :-( Slow and sluggish response.

Its a different story on the IPod Touch 2G, works like a charm. Have bought it for 0.99 cents from the Apple store.
To play angry birds on galaxy 3 a little better do the following
1). use app killer and then optimize the RAM using any RAM Booster
use APNDroid and turn off all APN, including the GPRS

The game would run much smoother and without ads
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After much deliberation I have bought an LG P500 a.k.a Optimus One / Thunder.

Reason? I decided don't want to spend 20K+ on a new phone now. I want something with push mail, Facebook notifications and other basic features. Among the lower-end phones, it boiled down to Xperia X8, X10 Mini and Optimus One. X8 seems to have only 168MB RAM, and X10 Mini has a lower resolution (which makes me concerned about app compatibility).

Among these, the Optimus One seems to pack the best bang for buck - 320 X 480 resolution, 600Mhz processor, 512MB RAM, 3 megapixel camera, and most importantly FROYO off the shelf!

Price: 13K. First went to Univercell, he gave me some bull about the phone being highly in demand and I have to pay an advance and wait for a week blah blah blah. Next stop at Wavetel (now Sangeetha), the guy had the phone. Tried it, liked it, bought it!

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