Best Apps for the HTC One X
Oh, aren’t there tons of Android apps that can be installed on a HTC One X, but of course you will want to install only those apps that will take advantage of the phone’s special capabilities among which includes its game changing superb photo capturing capabilities and its awesome sounding Beats Audio feature, to name just two.
Photaf Panorama (Free)
What can you do with the many photos you can take with the photo burst mode of the HTC One X, well you can make a panoramic photo. This app enables you to easily create beautiful, seamless 360 panoramic photos because it utilizes the camera and the orientation sensor to know the exact angle each picture was taken so it can stitch each image together to create one 360-degree photo.
If you find it easier to just say what you want, instead of typing, perhaps a Walkie Talkie app will interest you. Voxer turns your phone into a Walkie Talkie that also allows you to send, for free, text, photos and your locations to an individual, or group even if they aren’t on the same mobile platform as you are.
This means you can talk with your contacts from your Android to users on the iPhone, Windows Phone or even Blackberry platform. The audio is delivered to the recipient in a real-time manner, as you would expect from push-to-talk/walkie talkie solutions. Voxer works over WiFi, 3g and 4g.
Enjoy the excellent audio that comes from the HTC One X with content from one of the best Android Internet radio apps. The one and only Pandora is one of the top-rated Android Internet radio apps you can find for listening to your favorite Internet radio stations and find other great ones as well. It works on Wi-Fi and 3G as well.
You may think that the stock Android messaging app works just fine, but you will be discontented with it after using Handcent. Handcent allows you to fully customize everything about the look and feel of messages, popups and your contacts as they communicate with you.
Whether or not you like checking live game stats and box scores, or reviewing your team’s current standings, ESPN ScoreCenter will help you follow over 100 sports leagues.
You can also use the myTeams section to have instant access to your favorite teams. The app also gives you access to content from the editorial staff who will keep you informed with the latest analysis and breaking-news.
Lookout Mobile Security
While malware isn’t as prevalent on the Android platform as it is on the PC there is no doubt the underground communities will become more focused on exploiting vulnerabilities in smart phones. Protect your phone with a good antivirus and general security application.
While there are quite a few Android Antivirus apps, Lookout is without a doubt one of the best. The app will protect your Android from malware, phishing attempts, and can even help you recover the phone if it is lost or stolen.
Stick-it notes became popular because they provided a simple solution for helping us remember the things we need to do. Task Managers on mobile devices work fine for many, but the fact that they can be hidden behind the notifications system makes them too easy to forget.
ColorNote allows you to create a note and stick it as a big color square on your phone’s home screen, as a constant in-your-face reminder.
It often makes little sense to pay for a separate data connection for your phone and computer. PdaNet lets you share you phone’s Internet connection with your computer, through a PdaNet desktop client, without requiring that the phone be rooted.
The app adds no latency to your data connection so the computer will connect as fast as the phone’s Internet speed allows, whether that is EDGE or even 4G.
The HTC One Xs screen is pretty nice for watching video, but watching a movie on a mobile device will never outshine the big screen experience. Flixster helps you get instant movie times, watch trailers, read reviews and more on flicks you can watch at your local theatre. The app lets you see what movies are coming out soon, and can even help you get the movie on DVD.
Words With Friends
Those who loathe shoot-em-ups and racing games and prefer the more intellectual type may like “Words With Friends”. The game was built on the same concept as Scrabble so you must have a good vocabulary or at least have a good Scrabble solver. The game is fun and can engage you for hours.
While the HTC Sense interface on the HTC One S, One V, One X and One XL improves upon previous versions and is actually very good, there is no doubt that many users will want to customize their phone’s interface, if only to give it a personal touch.
Home Manager lets you manage the many launchers you download and install. In addition you will be able to specify which launcher will operate as the default, among other things.
I wish you luck trying to bog down the phone’s quad core processor, but you can try by running graphics intensive games such as Asphalt 6. The HD graphics lets you see details and animations as you speed over gravel, snow, mud and dirt, and race by the many scenic locations in a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Audi racecar or Ducati sport bike.
If you see a fall in your HTC One’s performance, one possibility is that there is a bottleneck at your Internet connection. Use Speedtest.net to test the download, upload and ping speeds of your connection. You can do each test in less than 30 seconds and track past tests to see trends, or troubleshoot problems.
Cut The Rope
Like many other games ‘Cut the Rope’ will look good on the phone’s 4.7″ display. The objective of this award-winning game is to feed the cute little monster (Om Nom) with candy to keep him happy.
The challenge is to cut the rope, on which candy is swinging at just the right time so the treats reach Om Nom’s mouth… this one is fun.
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