What do you use your Android device for the most?

Posted Apr 02, 2012 at 10:25 pm in Threads > Smartphones & Tablets

So, our devices have so many uses with features and apps that are available. Phone calls, games, music, social media, reading, shopping, emails, internet, photos, movies, etc. These little mini computers are so useful. What do you use your Android device for the most? List your top 3 uses of your device.

  • txbluesman

    Mine would have to be Social Media, Text, and Internet. Wow, guess I don’t use the phone all that much.

    • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

      Texting by far, then social media, then maybe camera?

      Calling people is actually the feature I use the least.

  • kwills88

    I don’t have a computer anymore so I use my phone for literally any and everything possible.

    • txbluesman

      So, what would be your top 3 uses be?

      • kwills88

        I’d say:

        Web browsing
        Multimedia consumption

    • Carlos icee0711

      This. And I’m a cs major, surprisingly I haven’t run into a situation where my phone can’t save me.

      • Carlos icee0711

        And for a supposed college-goer I am chronically enfeebled when it comes to reading.. top 3 things I use my phone for is gmail, twitter, and as a media player.

  • Dan13

    For me, it would have to be internet, email, and gaming.

  • http://clarklab.net Clark Wimberly

    Internet, email, twitter.

  • http://gplus.to/anujahooja anujahooja

    Galaxy Nexus: Regular phone stuff, social networking, and search (games and music are two major uses as well)
    Samsung 10.1: Since I recently got a keyboard for it, basically…everything. But if you only want to count when I use it as a regular slate (ie. sans keyboard) – reading, video-watching, and web-browsing

  • masterpfa

    Social media & texting.
    Closely followed by surfing and RSS feeds

  • adityats2020

    News feeds
    Google Search
    And last the texting the calling :P

  • Stigy

    I find myself using it for a few main things:

    Music / Video
    Web Browsing
    Social Media Apps
    Gaming (Temple Run / Fruit Ninja games)
    Phone Features (SMS and Calls)

    So nothing out of the ordinary but the GNex makes for the perfect phone for my usage.

  • Amromun

    Watching Videos


  • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

    1. Email
    2. Read news via RSS
    3. Take pictures

    • Stigy

      D’oh forgot take pictures in my list — good call!

      I take so many pictures with my device which is why I especially can’t wait for Instagram. Just need a social network for pictures only where its what people expect.

  • Applaudable

    Mostly for recording android app reviews for my youtube channel – http://www.youtube.com/user/applaudable?feature=mhee

  • SGB101

    1.Browsing – Dolphin HD
    2.Multimedia- Netflix/DogCatcher
    3.Books- Audible

  • http://facebook.com/jestertx2001 Jesse Moreno

    1. Listening to music.
    2. Staying active on social media.
    3. Texting/emailing.
    Runner up: Browsing the web.

  • Trevor Cameron

    1. Music
    2. Strangely enough, actually calling people. Weird I know.
    3. The third would just be helpful Swiss Army type apps… Flashlight, calculator, to-do list, remote controls, banking, notes… etc. Couldn’t live without those functions!

    • Joel

      …Calling people…? like…..to verbally speak with them?….wha..how.?…I dont unders….does not compute..Error 9826 – lol jk – Your #3 list is exactly like mine…if you could see my homescreens now theyre filled with that stuff lol.

    • txbluesman

      I’m with you guys on the Swiss Army type apps. Gotta have ‘em.

    • tail

      lol i do alot of calling,calender,browsing lol im 17 and my friends are like ” why do call people on the phone” cause you can tell what mood there in and you have them more focused on you also.

  • Bryan Stoner

    Taking pictures
    Playing Zookeeper
    Multimedia consumption

  • aranea

    1) Email
    2) Phone calls
    3) Podcasts

    Google maps comes a very close 4th because I use it to check for traffic and to find restaurants and such.

  • http://www.nexsoftware.net Justin Shapcott

    I almost exclusively use my phone for web browsing… I almost never use it for phone calls. No text messaging but I do use Google Talk a bit.

  • Jeffroid

    My top 3 are internet, multimedia, games

    specifically, web browsing, youtube, music

  • Ben SImpson

    As I am at the end of a year traveling Australia from the UK, Social Media has certainly helped me keep in touch with my family and friends so well. In particular order it will have to be:

    Twitter @ben_simpson (shameless plug!)

  • http://www.ndroidgamers.com B2L

    Either you’re the only one, or no one else wants to admit it.

  • FlexPuke

    uh, I use it for everything? I can’t just list 3 things, it won’t fit.

    • txbluesman

      I can appreciate that, we all use more than 3. It is just the 3 you use the most.

  • Curtbrue

    (2)I use an app that records every transaction I make so I don’t overdrawn my acc.

  • Peach

    Definitely Music, I can’t live without it

    As a Point and Shoot Camera. Yes you heard it right. :) Galaxy Nexus + Camera360 + Pixlr-o-matic created one of the nicest photos!

    And of course socialized on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc.

  • Dave Clary

    I use it for 5-6 hours a day at work to stream either sports talk (Dan Patrick & Tony Kornheiser), or Sirius XM radio. I’m also a heavy Twitter user. Phone minutes are minimal.

  • eddieonofre

    1. Social
    2. Videos (Live streaming, movies)
    3. Music ( as a Mp3 player and music streamer)
    3.5 Games
    4 Calls

  • Aude

    RSS feeds
    Social media

    And all of it, incuding chat, surfing, even printing, since i don’t use another computer any more.

  • ranwanimator


    Transformer Prime
    Browsing – Chrome
    Reading, mostly technical manuals and comics – Moon+, Komik, Adobe Reader

    I would use it for a digital sketchbook, but the digitizer is a bit wonky on the diagonal and I’m waiting for ASUS to release an update that fixes that.

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  • e.friedman1992

    I’m surprised no one has said Tethering yet… I use my phone as my home router and the tether app can be running for about 8 hours before I turn it off.

  • McLovin

    Email, Facebook, News feeds via Google Reader, Google Search, phone calls, texting.

  • djembeman

    1. Web Surfing and following twitter links
    2. Music and Movies
    3. Texting

  • Bubba

    Social media, text, some games, some internet.

    • txbluesman

      There you go Bubba!

  • androidindia

    some social networking :D

  • http://k-selezneva.blogspot.com/ KatSelezneva

    I surf the Net, make my schedule, and play games. And yes, I also make some calls and type SMS :)