How should I setup my new Android phone?

Episode 955 (1:13:10)

Dan from Dothan, AL
Samsung Galaxy Note II

It's a good idea to get a large microSD card for larger files. Then he can use to get the files on his phone. Leo also recommends getting an additional battery, since the Note II allows him to switch out the battery.

There are over 250,000 apps in the Google Play store, but here are some essentials:

  • DropBox
  • Mentioned above, DropBox can also handle reading PDF documents with its built-in reader.

  • Astro
  • This is a great file management app.

  • Google Voice
  • This is excellent for handling phone calls, texts and voicemail.

  • Amazon MP3, and Google Play
  • These are both great music apps.

  • Kindle
  • Great book reading app.

  • MyScript Calculator
  • This is a calculator that recognizes your handwriting.

Leo also likes to root his phone and install a different app launcher, such as Nova.

He's also wondering if he can he control his Samsung TV from his phone now. Leo says he isn't sure exactly, but a lot of companies are doing that for stereos, and all kinds of gadgets. So there may be.