For those who have an Android smartphone, it goes without saying that it is all about having the right applications. However, for newer users of Android smartphones, there may be some difficulty in knowing how to install and uninstall these applications when necessary. This article aims to clarify the instructions on such processes; after all, everyone has to start somewhere.
For the most part, all Android phones will follow the procedure as outlined in the article. However, in order to preserve the quality and avoid redundancy, the T-Mobile G1 will be used as the example mobile phone for the purpose of the tutorial. Follow along as best as possible if using any other Android.
The primary way, as well as the most common way, to install an Android application is directly through the Android marketplace. The marketplace is basically a centralized repository of all of the applications that have been developed for Android. It has also been modeled after the Apple’s iPhone store. A third party developer may create an application and upload it, leaving anyone with an Android to download them. Most are free, but some cost money.
Installing Android Applications
In order to install an Android application onto the device in question, proceed with the following steps:
- Using the Applications Menu, open the Android Marketplace.
- Here, any option from Applications to Games or Search may be accessed. Utilize these tools to find the desired application. Use the Search to find a specific one or simply browse until the first appealing one comes up on the list.
- Each application should come with its own rating and description. Evaluate carefully.
- Simply click on the application to view more details and click the Install button towards the bottom of the screen.
- The next screen describes what it will require to work. Simply agree to the terms and it is installed.
Uninstalling Android Applications
Sometimes an application just needs to go. Whether a better one has been found or an application has simply worn out its welcome, it must be uninstalled. Uninstalling is as simple as it was to install it.
- Open the Google Android Menu.
- Go to the Settings icon and select Applications.
- Next, click on Manage.
- A list of installed applications will appear.
- Select the one to be uninstalled and simply click Uninstall.
With that, the application is uninstalled.