Ben Elliott · Feb 3, 2011 at 12:00 am

‘A Nerd’s Must Have Android Apps’ – Just bought an Android phone?

Okay, so you’ve finally made the switch from Windows Mobile to Android and, after months of umming and ahhing, have eventually got your hands on that shiny piece of tech that you’ve been after for so long. One of the reasons you switched was because of the vastly superior App Market that Android possesses, and you’re aching to download a pick of the best pieces of software currently available for your phone.

Unfortunately, it’s sometimes hard to know where to start. There are the populatiry-ordered lists, sure, but you’re a power user and you don’t want to spend your time raking though useless repetitions of applications with the same functions.

This is where XDA member RickROM‘s ‘A Nerd’s Must Have Android Apps’ list comes in. From Game Boy Advance emulators to more powerful browser alternatives, this list of applications should provide a decent starting point for building your app library.

The list has been well-received by members of the forums and has sparked discussion about which applications each member would personally like to see on the list.

To check it out for yourself, head to the list thread.


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ben_duder is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Hi! My name's Ben, and I'm proud to be one of the news writers at xda-developers. I live near London and have spent the last ten years wasting all the money I get my hands on on new gadgets with which to fulfil my technolust. I first got into HTC phones when I found a Lobster 700TV (the HTC Monet) at a very good price, and I'm ashamed to say that I couldn't have cared less about what operating system the phone was running as long as I could watch The Simpsons on the bus. As fellow Monet owners might know, the 'TV' part of the phone's alternate title was somewhat deceiving and was completely abandoned by the service providers in England. However, by then I had already fallen in love with the freedom Windows Mobile had given me. After the Monet came a Universal, with a Touch Pro following that. I've just bought a G1 (yeah, I know, get with the times!) because I'm really interested in Android as a budding operating system and don't think I could ever cope with a 'dumbphone' now that I know what's on offer. Although I haven't contributed much to the site in terms of programming or cooking help, I hope that I can give a bit back by letting you guys know what's new through my articles. If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints about those articles, feel free to get in touch with me via PM using the URL above. View ben_duder's posts and articles here.
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