Since what year did you have a smartphone Android? If before 2014, you can see quite rapid changes in technological developments in Android smartphones. For example, one of the problems of the old Android was a very wasteful battery, which could be charged up to three times a day. Now Android battery technology is much better with large capacity and faster charging.
Likewise with applications that are often installed for Android, old school and now are also different. In the past, there were no online transportation applications, digital wallets, and stock investment. It used to be the most social media and photo editing application. Well, in old-school Android at that time there were several applications that were usually installed by users. The following is a brief discussion, bro.
1. Master Cleaner
Old-school Android has a limited storage capacity. For the low-end class, even the storage is only 4GB or less. So many users have installed a master cleaner application that functions as a cache file remover and junk files which are a bit difficult if deleted manually. Besides that, the master cleaner used to also function as a virus scanner. But now every smartphone has a built-in lighter cleaner application installed so it rarely uses Master Cleaner.
2. Battery Saver
As explained above, if the old Android battery was very broad, it was extraordinary. So that many people are looking for ways to save the battery. One way is to install a battery-saver application. However, many of these applications are considered useless applications because the battery is still wasteful. Even if it has an effect, at least it only adds about a few minutes. Currently, battery saver applications are rarely installed because today’s Android has a large-capacity rhino battery.
3. Task Killer
The minimal RAM to use on Android is now 3GB and is the minimum feasibility for applications that get heavier and consume a lot of RAM. In old-school Android, 2 GB of RAM is the largest and the 512 MB low-end class. There used to be a variety of applications that served as a task killer to clean RAM. But it is a waste because the application is still running in the background. Even without this application, we used to be able to free up RAM by deleting applications that were running in multitasking.
Initially exclusive to Blackberry devices, BBM was launched for Android and iOS in October 2013 and was immediately invaded by users. Initially, BBM was in great demand and even became one of the applications that must be installed on Android and there are vendors that have embedded BBM as the default application. BBM died in 2019 after several years of lack of enthusiasts and was lost to Whatsapp.
Apart from BBM, Path also had time to color the smartphone world as an exclusive social media, and its hype coincided with Instagram. Young people love Path so that it is a compulsory application to install. Unfortunately, Path also had the same fate as BBM and even went out of business before BBM, namely in October 2018.
6. Root application
The potatoes of today’s Android will still run smoothly if it’s just for social media, chatting, and light gaming. But the old potato Android was lagging, even the app drawer was lagging sometimes. So in the past, operators often rooted their devices with certain tricks. One of them is installing root applications such as KingRoot, FramaRoot, SuperSu, etc. Root action is taken to change the system indefinitely including deleting built-in applications. Root action risks boot loop the device. Nowadays, Android users are rarely rooted because their performance is maximal and they also don’t want to take risks. After all, many applications cannot be installed on an already rooted device.
7. Camera 360
The last one is the Camera 360 application which used to be installed by many women, especially teenage girls. This application serves to manipulate camera captures, especially to turn selfie photos more beautiful than the original. This application used to boom before it was replaced by Android, which had a super-sophisticated front camera that could juggle selfies with unreasonable results.
That’s it bro, the discussion. What’s more, other applications that are often installed on old school Android devices?