Mostly playing with some of the new features with the massively improved Blinkfeed (now available from the play store for all Android users) and the bizare decision to make the clock white in the day and dark in the night, so looks extremely odd alongside Google Play as you can see on the right.
The handset comes with a cover (not that I will use it) and is simply beautiful to look at and makes the plastic Samsung offering look tatty in comparison.
Amazingly there are custom ROMs available already and I will given them a week or two for the early adopters to identify before applying one. This will allow me to remove all the crap I don’t want or use like Twatter, FaceBonk, Goggle+ and so on.
Anyhow, early days and I am pretty happy with it so far…
One of my biggest gripes with Instagram is you can only use your phone or tablet to post images. With Bluestacks you can emulate an Android device on your PC or Mac and post from there (including images on your hard drive).
Obviously you can also download and install anything you like from the play store.
Clearly a Worms variant, but quite amusing nonetheless, and you can play it well enough without paying for gears etc if you work through the single player campaign and upgrade your Bot, not your weapons, which you get as you level up and are dropped throughout the game.
Available on Facebonk, IOS and Android, and even on Steam for your PC, well made and additive yet simple to learn…
Triple Town is an original puzzle game in which you try to grow the greatest possible city. The larger the city you build, the more points you score. You build your city by matching three or more game-pieces: combine three grasses to make a bush, three bushes to make a tree… until you’ve filled the board with houses, cathedrals and castles. Along the way, you’ll have to outwit giant bears who will try to block your progress.
How large can you grow your dream city before the board fills and the game ends?
This is about as straightforward and polished way of working with your Windows PC and you Android tablet or phone I have come across. if they are both on the same wifi network, you can inspect, edit and transfer files between both with ease, as well as sent text messages on your PC using you phone and so on. Impressive stuff…
I’ve had an Android phone for almost 2-years and I have pretty much settled on the software I use on it, I think I have reached the point where it does certain jobs for me and that’s it. In alphabetical order they are:
I have tried quite literally hundred of apps, but these are the ones currently present and worth having, though I would like to find something a little less quirky than ES File Explorer tbh. These are NOT the same as the apps I use on my Android tablet, where there is a considerable divergence due to screen size, chipset (Tegra 3) and ease of use. I’ll cover these another time.