Must have Useful Android Apps

If you having an android phone it is sure that you will be searching for Must have and Useful Android Apps, good or best apps in android market and also best free android apps in market etc. I have spent two third of my time in searching, installing and testing android apps for my android phone for the past few months. So I have come to a conclusion on all the best apps and must have apps for android phones. I have listed all apps which you should have in your android phone. In this 16 out of 17 are Must have Useful free Android Apps.

By defaults all android phones having many Google applications like gtalk, gmail, etc.
1) Google Maps

Google Maps a Google Inc product, it really helps those who travel.

2) eBuddy Messenger

eBuddy Messenger helps, Stay always connected with all your friends and family on MSN Windows Live Messenger or WLM, Facebook, Yahoo, MySpace, Gtalk, Orkut, ICQ, AIM (AOL) and Hyves.

3) Barcode Scanner

Barcode Scanner is must have application. This Scans barcodes on products then look up prices and reviews. You can also scan Data Matrix and QR Codes containing URLs, contact info, etc. Also share your contacts, apps, and bookmarks via QR Code.
You can also copy URL form you pc monitor if you have firefox with QR code add-on installed

4) Tiny Flashlight + LED

Tiny Flashlight + LED is one of the very use full application. It supports the widest range of devices with camera led/flash torch.

5) Dolphin Browser HD

Dolphin Browser HD is one of the best browser I found which support many add-on. Which is not that good in any other browsers, also nice design. Many customizations, themes etc.

6) Springpad

Springpad is a nice App which really helps to keep notes and also passwords protect etc

7) Adobe Photoshop Express

This is one of the very useful app which can be used to instant edit of images took in cam or stored in phone.

8 ) PicsIn Photo Studio

PicsIn Photo Studio is one of the amazing applications which are like image creator, wallpaper crater, paintbrush editor, image publisher to social network etc.

9) TubeMate: YouTube Downloader

TubeMate: YouTube Downloader is one of the nice application, this helps to search in youtube also helps to download videos we like in different resolution. Even this has supportive application to convert video to mp3 converter also.

10) GO Weather

GO Weather is nice weather application and it gives nice weather widgets also.

11) MixZing Media Player

MixZing Media Player is nice Media player, compare to default media player this having many options and also nice 10 band equalizer too.

12) ES File Explorer

ES File Explorer is nice application. It is having multiple functionality like featured file manager with FTP and network and blue tooth, app manager with app backup and task killer etc, which explores PHONE and PC.

13) App 2 SD Free (move app to SD)

App 2 SD helps you to get more free internal phone storage space, also it notifies which are application you can move to SD card.

14) Android Assistant(14 features)

Android Assistant it having many features. It really helps to optimize your device by clearing cache monitoring CPU, memory, battery usage etc even it have an advance task killer.

15) AndroZip File Manager

AndroZip File Manager is an archive manager (ZIP, encrypted ZIP, RAR, TAR, GZIP, BZIP2, 7ZIP – BETA – under development), app backup, Task manager, search files, app installer, send files, app installer. Has multiple/batch move, copy, delete, create ZIP

16) JuiceDefender Plus

Compare to all application I will strongly recommend JuiceDefender Plus to save battery usage. It really works grate but need to configure it nicely. You can customize many things in it. This app had a free copy earlier, but now it’s removed. Now you need to pay for it.

17) GO Launcher EX

This is one useful application. It gives very good flexibility for your android phone appearance. Many customizations, themes etc. You can change each and every part of your android phone looks also it have some nice widgets also. It is really awesome tool.

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Issues and good features of Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830

The Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 has good features for good price. A decent 3.5” HVGA screen, 800MHz processor, Good 5 mega pixel camera, good look, and good design. However it fails in some area like disastrous video recording and poor codec support etc.

Key features of Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830

  • 800MHz ARM 11 processor, ARM6 architecture.
  • Adreno 200 GPU, Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset.
  • 278MB of RAM available for user.
  • Internal memory 158 MB
  • Micro SD slot (up to 32GB, 2GB in box).
  • Quad-band GSM.
  • Dual-band 3G supports.
  • 7.2 Mbps HSDPA support.
  • 3.5″ 16M-color TFT LCD capacitive touch screen of HVGA (320 x 480 pixels) resolution.
  • Android OS v2.2 (Froyo).
  • Touch Wiz 3.0 UI customization.
  • Gorilla Glass display
  • Swype text input.
  • 5 MP auto focus camera.
  • LED flash; Geo-tagging, face and smile detection.
  • QVGA@15fps video.
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n.
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • DLNA.
  • GPS.
  • A-GPS connectivity.
  • Digital compass.
  • MicroUSB port (charging).
  • Stereo Bluetooth v2.1. With A2DP
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack.
  • DNSe sound enhancement.
  • FM radio with RDS.
  • Document editor.
  • File manager pre-installed.
  • Samsung Apps brings a few nice apps for free.
  • Accelerometer.
  • Proximity sensor.
  • Dimensions : 112.4 x 59.9 x 11.5 mm
  • Weight : 113 g
  • Stand-by : Up to 640 h (2G) / Up to 420 h (3G)
  • Talk time : Up to 11 h (2G) / Up to 6 h 30 min (3G)
  • Average Recharge time once charged: 12h [2G, Wifi]

Main disadvantages

  • Very bad QVGA (320×240) video recording @15fps
    There are some good ROMs in internet, which support very good resolution video recording for Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830. I didn’t try because its pretty new device! If I flash the device it will cos warranty issue.
    Not sure why Samsung set video resolution to a poor value.
  • No shutter key for the camera
  • No support for Adobe Flash in the web browser (Still you can watch You tube and flash videos in it).
  • No ambient light sensor
  • No DivX/Xvid video support out of the box
  • Not ARM-7 architecture.
  • Java applications are not supported by default. Need to download Java MIDP emulator.

Issues Noticed

  • Phone gets heated up a lot (Mainly battery) while charging and while running heavy applications.
  • Samsung Ace S5830 shut down by itself when screen goes off, mainly when using the Wi-fi, it looks like an android 2.2 bug.
  • My Samsung Ace S5830, only 1 month old recently powered off its own and was not able to switch it on back. When checked with service center guy, he said motherboard shorted, need to replace mother board.
  • Firefox browser is not supported. Its not the Samsung ace issue we can say Firefox need more RAM and resource to run.
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