OK, I did dial down some settings to save battery life--I'll play with it and see how bad I want this preloaded crap gone or not...
Now--apps. What are the no brainer must haves. What are the just for craps and giggles fun ones. Recommendations?
Google Skymap is a fun little app to have. You go outside on a clear night..point your phone towards a star and it'll shoe you the constellations surrounding you, and the locations of the other planets in the solar system.
I wasn't able to finish my earlier thought about customization. Android phones can be customized to your hearts content. Don't like Samsung's touchwhiz interface? Download and use Go Launcher for a different experience. Wanna customize your lock screen in ways you didn't think were possible? Download Widgetlocker ($1.99).
Android Forums is a great message board community for Android users, and each phone has its own subforum. Here's the one for Galaxy s 2
You'll be able to share tips and tricks with other users of your phone...