How To Uninstall Apps & Droid X Froyo Update: Android News

Fri, Sep 24, 2010

Android, Mobile

In the world of Android, there are always plenty of news stories surrounding the rapidly growing platform that has taken the mobile world completely by storm. Today, we have a sweet tip for you on how to uninstall apps the right way on your Android phone and the news about the Motorola Droid X receiving the Android 2.2 (Froyo) update.

How To Uninstall Apps on Android

With the many thousands of applications now available to download from the Android Market, it’s possible you may have run across one or two bad eggs or so. Perhaps the app did not perform the function you hoped it would, or perhaps it was just plain ugly. Whichever the case, we’ve got you covered with a very simple tutorial on how to uninstall apps.

  1. Launch the Android Market App
  2. Push the Menu Button on your phone, then touch the Downloads button on the screen.
  3. The applications that are installed on your phone are now displayed. The order of the applications shown is by their last updated date. You may scroll through the list until you find the application you would like to remove.
  4. Once you’ve selected the app, you want to remove, touch it. Now, in the lower right corner, there is an uninstall button. A pop-up will confirm your selection and remind you that you may reinstall the app for free if you paid for it.
  5. That’s it! You’re done and the app is gone for good.

Another handy note is that, if you paid for an app and didn’t like it, you have 24 hours to return it and receive a refund. Simply follow the steps above, but make sure to do it within the first 24 hours to receive your refund.

Droid X Owners: Start Your Engines! Froyo is here!

As of this last Tuesday, Verizon has begun rolling out the Android 2.2 (Froyo) update to all Droid X phones, so be on the lookout, the next time you’re using your phone.

The update includes the following:

  • Improved Web browsing with Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 (preloaded)
  • Enhanced browser performance for faster loading of JavaScript-heavy pages
  • Improved enterprise connectivity to Exchange server and Exchange ActiveSync® email notifications
  • Improved 3G Mobile Hotspot performance and connectivity
  • Improved Wi-Fi performance and connectivity
  • Increased ring and notification volume
  • VZ Navigator is now pre-loaded to give you visual and audible directions, help locate businesses, map locations, and share locations with others
  • Manage contacts with updated Backup Assistant
  • Visual Voice Mail updates include simplified setup, improved notifications, and updated display features
  • Downloaded apps can now be automatically updated and you can choose to store applications in the device’s memory or on an SD card
  • Overall improvements for Google Maps performance on the Droid X
  • Preserve apps and settings using Google Backup and Restore
  • Easily switch between the eight most recent applications
  • Rotate the screen 270 degrees to work with apps in any direction
  • Manage message history from Contacts application
  • Easily edit MMS messages after attaching video files
  • Seamlessly transition between Wi-Fi and 3G
  • Listen to Visual Voice Mail via Bluetooth®
  • Capture HD Stereo sound with Droid X’s virtual stereo microphones
  • Music Player audio effects have been enhanced with Virtual 3D Surround Sound options
  • Improved Smart Profile ring notification
  • Enabled VPN encryption for PPTP

I realize that’s a lot to take in, but it will all result in a much faster phone, and one that does everything you do faster.

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