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Android Tips

Howdy gents, 

 

It's been a while since I've used an android device, are there any tips you guys can give?

 

general questions I have are:

what is rooting and should you root your android device?

what apps can I use as alternatives to office

any general tips out there?

verely yea, cheers Big Grin


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On rooting, if you don't have

On rooting, if you don't have a need for it then don't. It can be potentially risky. It's basically hacking into the phone to allow you to get more bespoke functionality. If you're happy with the phone now then there's no need to root.

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Keep in mind that rooting

Keep in mind that rooting will often require you to wipe your phone, so I always do it as soon as I get my phone, so I won't have to reinstall everything. For Office: QuickOffice works very good for me!


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Other Office solutions:

Other Office solutions: google drive works aces for me. 
Altho, I am sure you would like to have this instead: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.office.officehub


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Regarding Google Drive, keep

Regarding Google Drive, keep in mind that you will need to be online all the time and that it probably will lag sometimes so you won't be able to write even though you have internet access (happens to me a lot). Trust me on this one, I've written a lot of essays on it. Pros: it's free, saves EVERYTHING, easy to both learn and use. Overall I think it makes up for the crapiness, just wanted you to know about the issues I and many of my mates have had. Once again if it's not working it'll be rage inducing!


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and if you are a fan of a

and if you are a fan of a clean and simple interface (regardless of which phone and UI you are using) give action launcher a try!

it is completely customizeable and after a while you will say to yourself: why didn't i use this before?  it is certainly true for me, instead of 4 homescreens, i now only have one Smile  

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Oskol, for Google Drive you

Oskol, for Google Drive you should use the Quick Office app from Google. It integrates with Drive, but it is also an offline editor. And a lot faster as well.


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walnuts84 wrote:

walnuts84 wrote:

Other Office solutions: google drive works aces for me. 
Altho, I am sure you would like to have this instead: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.office.officehub

Yep, I've got it and think it's pretty good. Comes in handy for doing work stuff whilst on the move.

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Hey guys, I think he means

Hey guys, I think he means from a tablet perspective as opposed to from a phone perspective :S


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There is no difference on

There is no difference on Android Schwarz. And he has a 7" tablet, which is mostly used in portrait mode.


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Yeah it's the Tegra Note 7.

Yeah it's the Tegra Note 7. It's a 7" tablet that supposedly is great for writing one ROFL

You guys have any other apps you use alot/can recommend?


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Oh lol :P I was gonna add

Oh lol Tongue I was gonna add that I don't have much to add to this topic and you've shown that! So do Android phones and tablets both use the exact same OS?


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jap :) 

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Is it possible to trick your

Is it possible to trick your phone to be rooted? I've got a certain application that needs to be rooted to uptain all features but i will NOT root my phone. Is it possible to trick your phone to be rooted to run an application? What are the pros and cons doing so, compared with real rooting? Also, do you know any applications that does this and is trustworthy?

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That is not possible. At

That is not possible. At least not in a general solution, since every app has it's own way of checking root access (often by checking if they can execute the action they need root for). And even if you knew that, it would require root to block that part of the app.


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I would recommend GO Launcher

I would recommend GO Launcher, used it on all android devices I ever had. (Now I use iPhone, with jailbreak and almost 200 tweaks. xD)


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GO Launcher has turned evil,

GO Launcher has turned evil, way too much advertising. I switched over to Nova Launcher Smile


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