How to switching from android to i phone


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Switching between platforms is not as easy it should be. But in some ways, moving from the Google Android platform to Apple iOS may be slightly easier than going the other way. But there will be some Google-specific things that you may miss, such as tight integration with some Google applications.

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  1. 1. How To Switching from Android to iPhoneWritten by batteryfast.comMonday, 25 July 2011 03:47 -How To Switching from Android to iPhoneWith the next version of the iPhone just around the corner, some Google Android owners arehaving smartphone envy.Switching between platforms is not as easy it should be. But in some ways, moving from the  G oogle Androidplatform to  Apple iOSmay be slightly easier than going the other way. But there will be some Google-specific thingsthat you may miss, such as tight integration with some Google applications.Contacts, calendar and e-mail 1/5
  2. 2. How To Switching from Android to iPhoneWritten by batteryfast.comMonday, 25 July 2011 03:47 -As a Google Android user, youve likely been using Gmail, Google Calendar, and GoogleContacts. This is a good thing, since those applications work really well with the iPhone.Its very easy to set up a Gmail account on your iPhone using the Apple Mail client. You can setthis up directly through the settings on your iPhone. Once you enter your Gmail accountinformation, youll be able to sync your e-mail, contacts, and calendar with your iPhone.But keep in mind, that the Apple mail client is not the Gmail client. So even though messageswill be threaded like they are in Gmail, they wont be starred and labeled like they are in  Gmail .If you really want the full Gmail experience on your iPhone, you can always access your Gmailaccount via the Safari browser on your iPhone.Music and iTunesWhen it comes to music on the iPhone, its all about iTunes. This is both a blessing and curse,depending on how you view iTunes. Some people love it and think its easy to use, while othersthink its a piece of junk and cant stand being locked into the iTunes world.If you are an iTunes-hater, getting an  iPhone may not be a good idea since almost everythingyou do to your iPhone is done through iTunes. In fact, iTunes is required to even set up yourphone.Since youre moving from Google Android, which is a much more open system than Apples iOSenvironment, the good news is that moving your music from Android to iPhone will be mucheasier than if you were going in the other direction. This is mainly because the music player inAndroid doesnt put any DRM protections on your music. So this means you can simply dragand drop your music from your Android device into iTunes and then sync your iPhone with youriTunes on your  computer . And, voila! youre done.Unfortunately, using cloud-based music services on the iPhone is clunkier. Currently, Appledoes not offer an app for accessing either the Amazon Cloud Player or the Google Music Betacloud-based music services. That said, if you already have your music stored in these services, 2/5
  3. 3. How To Switching from Android to iPhoneWritten by batteryfast.comMonday, 25 July 2011 03:47 -you can access them via the Safari browser on your iPhone. But Scott Stein, a senior CNETReviews editor, told me that the Amazon Cloud Player via the iPhones browser doesnt work sowell.Apple has announced its own cloud-based music service, called iCloud, which will be availablelater this year. Since the service hasnt even launched yet, there are still some things that areunclear about how it will work.Heres what we know so far. Unlike Googles and Amazons cloud-based musicservices, Apples iCloud wont offer streaming. Instead, the music will be stored in the cloud andthen downloaded to your device. While it will be free to access music bought from the iTunesmusic store, it will cost you an annual fee of $24.99 that will match up non-iTunes songs with itslibrary and upgrade them to 256kbps AAC DRM-free.Apps 3/5
  4. 4. How To Switching from Android to iPhoneWritten by batteryfast.comMonday, 25 July 2011 03:47 -As I mentioned in the previous column, you will not be able to take your Android apps with youas you transition from the Google Android platform to Apples iOS. But you will likely find all thesame apps or at least equivalent apps in the Apple App Store.One potential benefit of having the iPhone is that the Apple  App Store simply offers more appsthan Googles Android Market. While Android is quickly catching up in terms of the number ofapps, in general, most mobile developers develop first for iOS and then for Android. The reasonfor this is simple: Developers can sell apps and get paid more on the iPhone than for an Androidphone. Its also a little easier to develop for the iPhone since there is generally one device todevelop for. Google Android phones come in hundreds of different sizes and flavors.The downside as a consumer is that some apps that you had for free in the Android Market willcost you in the Apple App Store. So beware.Smoother, more consistent updatesI alluded to this in the previous section, but another benefit of being on the iPhone platform isthat  new software updates should work on your phone without major issues. This is not alwaysthe case with Google Android.Because there are so many different hardware manufacturers making these phones and thephones themselves differ in terms of processing power and screen size, not every Android getssoftware updates at the same time. This means that some handsets could wait months forupgrades. The other problem is that sometimes these updates cause changes that may screwup a whole host of things on your phone.Apple has only introduced one iPhone a year since 2007. So the hardware is much moreconsistent. This means that when Apple rolls out its software upgrades, it can be offered to alliPhone customers at the same time. One problem that has emerged as more versions of theiPhone are introduced is that older versions of the device may not be eligible for the softwareupgrades or the hardware may not support all the features. Still, even with these issues,upgrading the OS on an iPhone is often much smoother than upgrading Android handsets. 4/5
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