BEST ANDROID APPS IN SINGAPORE
If you looked around at the IT show or even at major computer retailers these few months, you will notice quite a revolution going on.
There are numerous Android devices on the market, ranging from your run of the mill iPhone competitors to things that resemble devices that a decade ago were usually custom made for major sci fi productions or too expensive for mass consumer use (Trivia: There was a functional Fujitsu tablet in the 2004/2005 movie Star Trek Nemesis, which was available commercially)
High cost is no longer a part of high technology. You could get a super-powered 12.1 inch Lamborghini-branded netbook at only $800 from last week's IT show. But do you want one?
An Android tablet like Motorola Xoom (as reviewed by @mechwira here), the transforming Eee Pad and the more portable and well seasoned Galaxy Tab 7 are easier to use, more power-efficient and much more functional than a Windows netbook.
Furthermore, Android is a highly customisable OS that is fully optimised for mobile use. You don't have to mess around like a hacker to get an Android tablet optimised to your liking - you just log on to the Android Market and grab the apps you need.
Only problem is, there are so many apps that do the same thing. Which one to use? Some apps even have malicious code that may degrade your phone/tablet's performance. App reviewing is not an easy thing to do.
There are today, many international websites catered to listing down the "Best Android Apps of them all".
However, many of them are geared towards an American or European market, and many such articles are outdated or were not written for the kind of intensive mobile productivity tasks that I use my Galaxy Tab for.
So, why not start a SBF Android apps review thread?
You can post your favourite apps, and I will aim to review one app every few days. I spent about two months seeking out applications that are basically, functional and do not consume much battery power.
It's actually strange but true that certain so called "Battery Saving" apps are responsible for cutting a device's battery lifetime by as much as 50%, because they make the same mistake as some real-life managers do - they micromanage every bit of the device's function, causing it to stall...
Stay tuned then for a list of apps recommended for Singaporean lifestyle and motoring
In the meantime - I have already written some posts about app management, Elixir widgets to create control panels, and how to pick a good external battery for your tablet.
Most of them are on this page here: