Solved New Tablet Needs Apps

Double power / Em63k
April 29, 2014 at 10:14:47
Specs: Android 4.2, 1.6 GHz, Dual Core, 1 GB RAM
Hello All,

At the risk of being inundated with suggestions, I've just bought my first tablet. Its a Double Power brand from Wal-mart. Its got a dual-core processor @ 1.6 GHz, HD graphics, 1 GB RAM, Android 4.2, 8 GB Flash drive with micro SDHC for added storage, and USB 2.0 & HDMI ports.

Now the question: given the above specs, what apps should I be looking to download to the machine when I get it? Please be specific if possible, i.e., if you are going to recommend an anti-virus app please name a specific brand of anti-virus app.

As an example of what I find indispensable, I have Start Menu X, AVG Anti-virus, Photo Designer 7 (by Magix), privatefirewall, Hard Disk Sentinel, Xplorer2 (file manager), PaleMoon browser (Firefox derivative), Thunderbird for email, and Sumatra PDF reader. These are the specifics, if they aren't available for Android (which I expect), my question is what do I replace those applications with on a tablet?

Any and all suggestions greatly appreciated. Freeware preferred over paid apps, and frequently missed or passed over apps are fine as long as you have specific experience to the contrary. Again, many, many thanks.



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April 29, 2014 at 22:45:24
You don't need antivirus on an Android device, someday may be, but not yet.
Web browser app should already be on it, usually Google Chrome.
Other apps it's up to you, we don't know what you will use.

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April 29, 2014 at 23:39:29
Thank you for your response. My guess would be, why not use an antivirus product - you're connected all the time?


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May 4, 2014 at 13:31:56
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You do need Anti Virus on an Android device. There are virus that particularly target Android devices as a way into local area networks. All the major AV companies supply Aps for Android devices.

The same for browsers, you can get the equivalent for Android

Go to the Android store and just do a few searches ands take your choice.


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May 4, 2014 at 15:39:11
Thank you for your response. My gut tells me you're right about an anti-virus, and I'll look at other security apps as well. Fortunately for security I have a wired network and not wireless, so I assume its no more risky than my notebook is.

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