New to Android/DroidX

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid X' started by Evolution, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. Evolution

    Evolution New Member

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    Ok, as explained in the title, I am new to the "Android" franchise all together. I have been using iPhones since their launch of the original 2g, and am currently using a 3GS, and am really really ( i can't stress enough how much I mean really) tired of AT&T's poor coverage, cost, and I am not even going to get started on the new iPhone 4. I have a Droid X on it's way, or at least I hope, was just ordered on 9/7. I don't really even know how long it's going to take to get it.
    Anyways back to my post.
    What tips or pointers or even main threads and posts can you direct me to so I may better understand what I am getting myself into?

    I honestly will appreciate anything from themes, to help with known issues, and everything in between.
    If you have anything at all to add that you think may help, PLEASE post it here!
    Thank you all very much for being soo supportive on this site. I have been browsing around on it for the past 3 days :)
     
  2. Abe21599

    Abe21599 Super Moderator
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    :welcome:

    im glad you made the switch :) i put together a list of good threads for new DX users to get started - link 12 in my sig

    and if you have any questions just ask
     
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    Thank you!
    I am looking through it now :)
     
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    The biggest pointer I could give is to learn the phone and all it's wonder before you root and worry about all of that. You can customize the wallpaper and stuff without rooting and there really isn't a lot of theme's and custom rom's for the X yet.

    Find some APPs that you would like with high ratings in the market... try them out. Paid APP's are refundable if you uninstall within 24 hours of purchase.
     
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    Really? They are "Refundable"? Wow... that's a change from crapple!
    How does that work?
     
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    if you uninstall it within 24 hrs, google will credit you for it. plain and simple
     
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    That's great! Is there any limit to this feature? Or may I try as many as I like and If I am not happy return them? No I don't want to abuse this, I am just an appy kind of person and have always liked the free or lite versions of apps. but this would eliminate the need for those!
     
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    each app you can install and refund once. after this, you can still buy, but you cant refund.
     
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    Thats great, that's all I would need :) Thank you for this information. I would have never known that!
     
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    You can only refund each app once, but you can refund as many different apps as you'd like, though it's always a good idea to try out a free version first.

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    So there are also free versions! Great! I am way too excited! :D
     
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    Not ALL paid apps also have free versions, but MANY do. I always check those out before buying, though I HAVE refunded a few that I was sure I wouldn't use.

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