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April 28, 2014
7:08 PM
BearPup
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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.

Regards,

BearPup

April 29, 2014
11:59 PM
Ashraf
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Your tablet may not be "high end" but it should be able to run most, if not all, of apps in Play Store. That said, no one can really recommend apps you "must" have -- it all depends on your needs. And you will not know what you need until you actually use the tablet. You'll be surprised how software you needed for Windows you won't need for Android. So my suggestion is, give yourself a few days to play with the tablet and then decide. You should also read http://dottech.org/best-free-android-apps

April 30, 2014
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Ashraf: Thank you for your response. I've been amazed at the lack of responses to my post, and perhaps your answer is the reason why. I assumed people had their devices loaded at startup the same as they do with Windows, but perhaps not. Thanks again for responding.

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