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  1. 1. Google+ 11/25/13, 11:26 Eric Schmidt Πριν από 12 ώρες Δραστηριότητες δηµοσίευσης Δηµόσιο Σίγαση Eric’s Guide: Converting to Android from iPhone Many of my iPhone friends are converting to Android. The latest high-end phones from Samsung (Galaxy S4), Motorola (Verizon Droid Ultra) and the Nexus 5 (for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile) have better screens, are faster, and have a much more intuitive interface. They are a great Christmas present to an iPhone user! Here are the steps I recommend to make this switch. Like the people who moved from PCs to Macs and never switched back, you will switch from iPhone to Android and never switch back as everything will be in the cloud, backed up, and there are so many choices for you. 80% of the world, in the latest surveys, agrees on Android. 1. Set up the Android phone a) Power on, connect to WiFi, login with your personal Gmail account, and download in the Google Play Store all the applications you normally use (for example, Instagram). b) Make sure the software on the Android phone is updated to the latest version (i.e. 4.3 or 4.4). You should get a notification if there are software updates. c) If you are using AT&T, download the Visual Voicemail app from the Play Store. d) You can add additional Gmail accounts now or later. At this point, you should see all your Gmail, and be able to use any apps and they should work well. Be sure to verify this. 2. Update your iPhone or iPad a) Power on, connect to WiFi, make sure your Gmail is logged in, and upgrade all of the iPhone software to the latest iPhone software release (typically iOS 7+). b) Check that you are using iCloud to back up contacts. Go to iCloud (in Settings) and enable that for contacts (“on”). If not using iCloud, go ahead and sign up for it. (The latest Mavericks requires the use of iCloud for Mac users if you want to transfer contacts.) c) For your personal Gmail account, in Settings/Mail, turn on sync for contacts. In the latest iOS, this should sync your Gmail contacts and iPhone contacts. d) In Settings/Messages, turn “off” iMessage, as that messenger is an iPhone-to-iPhone messenger and if its on your iPhone friends texts won’t make it to Android. Your iPhone will still use SMS messaging to reach your friends if you use the iPhone after this change. e) Make sure your iPhone is fully synced to the Mac iTunes. Your photos and music should all be backed up on your Mac when this is done. Go ahead and verify that on the Mac and the iPhone. At this point you should see all your Gmail, have your apps, and have your contacts in the Android phone. If the contacts are not in the Android phone, manually download the contacts as follows on your Mac: a) Go to, login with your Apple ID, and click on contacts b) In the lower-left corner, click on the wheel, and “select all” the contacts and “export” the vCard into a vCard file (in Downloads). c) In a browser, go to, click on the Mail button and select “Contacts”. You should see a list of your Gmail contacts. Import the vCard file into Gmail/contacts using the “Import contacts” command and it should have manually added your contacts. Delete any duplicates or use the “More / Find & merge duplicates” function. At this point you have your Gmail, apps and contacts on the new phone. Also verify this. 3. On your Mac, connect your music to Google: Download Google Music Manager onto the Mac, and run it. Music Manager will upload your iTunes music to the cloud. The standard version is free and handles most iTunes libraries. You will need to sign up for Google Wallet and give your credit card information, but it’s free. Be sure the music is going to your personal Gmail account above. See With the above complete, you should have your Gmail, apps, contacts, and music all moved over. Verify this on the Android phone :-) 4. Take the SIM out of the iPhone and insert it into Android. You may need an adapter (from nano-SIM to micro-SIM), but then reboot the Android and you are all set ! For texting either use the Messenger app in earlier releases or the “Hangouts” app in Android 4.4. Page 1 of 33
  2. 2. Google+ 11/25/13, 11:26 Comments and additions welcome ! Eric PS. Photos on your iPhone If you have pictures on your iPhone, you will have to first copy them over to the Mac and then sync the iPhone with iTunes. See It’s probably easiest to backup your iPhone photos to the Mac, but not copy the old photos to the Android phone. New photos you take on the Android phone will automatically be backed up to your photos in the Gmail account (iAuto-Upload is normally enabled) so no action is required. If the old photos are important, send them to Gmail and download into the Android phone or upload them to Google+. PPS. Some general advice Be sure to use Chrome, not Safari; its safer and better in so many ways. And it’s free. Be sure to use two-factor authentication for your Gmail and Google accounts. Makes it very hard for someone to break into your Gmail. Also free. +1813 784 Mathew Hanley Πριν από 12 ώρες Most important piece of advice there is two step auth, make sure you do it! Also I'd check android device manager is turned on in Google settings, use this to track your device and wipe if it's stolen. +113 jake stuck Πριν από 12 ώρες Yes death to crapple +19 Matt Jenkinson Πριν από 11 ώρες Good little guide there +Eric Schmidt. I've helped a few friends move to Android, usually " what about my itunes music " is the biggest concern. I also suggest people go to on their personal account and edit/add contacts at the time of the transfer, it saves copying over all the junk from their current address book and is much easier than editing on a mobile device. +8 Mathew Hanley Πριν από 11 ώρες Oh yeah and another thing, in iTunes under your iDevices sync settings you can have your contacts sync straight to your Google accounts instead of messing with vCard files. I think the same applies to calendars +7 Nico Vale Πριν από 11 ώρες NEXUS 5..!!! +34 Patrick René Πριν από 11 ώρες Thank you +Eric Schmidt Dean Wallace Πριν από 11 ώρες I'm afraid that's just way too many steps for an iphone user to take. The friends I know with iphones, it's too much for them +67 Chin Patel Πριν από 11 ώρες Page 2 of 33
  3. 3. Google+ 11/25/13, 11:26 +Robert Billings David Bania Πριν από 11 ώρες Didn't know about the Visual Voicemail app. Thanks! +3 Numan Salati Πριν από 11 ώρες I've moved from iphone to android (motox) and loving every bit of it +25 Joseph Moosman Πριν από 11 ώρες Excellent guide. I know folks who have traded iPhones for Android. Every one of them says the same thing. "Go back? Never." +5 dwight reid Πριν από 11 ώρες Let's be real +Eric Schmidt...u don't have any iPhone friends :D +36 Nico Vale Πριν από 11 ώρες Just moved from iPhone 5 to Nexus 5...half the price for a double screen and incredible experience...I was getting blind from keep trying reading on that microscopic screen..!!! Apple is so stubborn and resist from delivering consumers what they really want and need that is an iPhone with a nice and big screen!!!! Was that asking too much you greedy bastards!!! And plus people pay a super high price for that thing...!!!!! +7 Yousuf Sohail Πριν από 11 ώρες +Eric Schmidt so what? I'll never switch. as i am already +Android :D +7 Jon Lee Πριν από 11 ώρες Why visual voicemail when google voice does it for free and removes the data from at&ts grasp +6 Roman Sladek Πριν από 11 ώρες Too complicated and does not cover all important stuff like SMS, MMS, photos, bookmarks, e-mail (many iPeople use just old POP3 and don't leave messages on the server) +5 Jiří Šrámek Πριν από 11 ώρες I moved from Android to Ios ! +21 Lumír Jasiok Πριν από 11 ώρες Do I have with Android always lates and greatest software release on my phone (let's say SGS4)? Do I have always all my data backed up to some cloud, so I can restore all my settings and data? I can continue, but probably you know what I mean. Android is fine for some users, that don't care about drawbacks and backlogs. +8 TM Yi Πριν από 11 ώρες It still does seem a bit too complicated and it is easier to go in the other direction (from Android to iOS). It would be nice if there was a single button you could press that could facilitate the above. +8 Aaron Couts Πριν από 11 ώρες What a waste +1 Page 3 of 33
  4. 4. Google+ 11/25/13, 11:26 iPan Baal Πριν από 11 ώρες I have an Android phone (Galaxy S2, about to upgrade it) - but even I know that +Eric Schmidt didn't write this - his media team did. Why don't you use your G+ profile to actually write yourself, +Eric Schmidt? Instead of just another advertising platform you can attach your quasi-celebrity name to? People who read this either already have an Android phone, or don't care. +8 Dennis Rünger Πριν από 10 ώρες I personally don't think +Eric Schmidt is helping Android with statements like Android "is more secure than the iPhone" (which earned him laughter at a tech symposium) or phones like the Galaxy S4 or the Nexus 5 "have a much more intuitive interface" (see above). People simply don't buy the hyperbole and they won't buy Android phones as a result. A more honest approach would be to say that Android is on par with iOS in many respects and it even excels in some. My guess is customers would appreciate this kind of honesty. +21 Karl French Πριν από 10 ώρες You can download the Google+ app for iOS to automatically backup all your photos directly from your iPhone too. Or use picasa app to copy them to your PC and then upload to Google+. I prefer the Google+ app for simplicity. Also, I believe iTunes will allow you to sync all your music with your PC, then use the Google play app to sync iTunes Dir to Google automagically. +1 Roberto P Πριν από 10 ώρες When moto x will be commerced in Italy? +1 Abner shi Πριν από 10 ώρες I have always been most loyal Android user, because I like Google, so I like Android. Simone Leo Πριν από 10 ώρες +Eric Schmidt You should really have closed the comments. Hey, everybody, could we just give up with this android-ios phone wars nowad- no? Oh well, internet as its best I guess. +1 Ezequiel Lopez Arias Πριν από 10 ώρες If only Steve were still alive, he would write the mother of all comebacks for sure... I'm a Nexus 4 owner btw, and a Mac OS user. +4 Henri Hegemier Πριν από 10 ώρες A few people I know could use this guide. Android forever Mikal O'Neil Πριν από 10 ώρες This just made me switch the default search engine on my Mac and iPhone to Yahoo. +10 Manuel Camacho Πριν από 10 ώρες Sorry but the best Google apps are in iOS ecosystem... +5 Andrew Honma Πριν από 10 ώρες I love Android, but my experience is that core iPhone users do NOT 'take' to Android if their experience is a Samsung or HTC, mainly because the UI overlays both companies use that obfuscate the core Android experience tend to be off-putting. I always stress to my iPhone using friends that if they are going to make the switch, buy a Nexus or...with the recent Page 4 of 33
  5. 5. Google+ 11/25/13, 11:26 trend from Motorola away from trying its best to cover up the core Android experience, an X. Many Android power users don't seem capable of truly grasping why so many people use an iPhone (well, outside of the status symbol angle). It's because it isn't a power-user phone, and requires little intuition to use that it is so popular. In the end, even core Android doesn't quite fit that mold, and to be frank, I'm not sure I'd particularly enjoy Android as much as I do if it did, but it's certainly a far less frustrating experience than using Touchwhiz, etc. And, yes, Touchwhiz can be worked around, and Samsung's versions of stock Android apps can be worked around, but that's missing the entire point of what a core iPhone user is looking for. They need/want something that doesn't require workarounds. So, putting aside the 'geeks' I know who started with iPhones prior to Android finally starting to get its act together around 2.3, I can't say there are a whole lot of non-geek friends of mine who've permanently made the switch from iPhone to Android. Many have tried, but most have moved back, frustrated by the very freedoms people like myself enjoy about the platform. As for the whole 80% of the world, again, I love Android, but I'm not particularly proud of including cheap, underpowered, Android devices in the same sentence as a Nexus 5, Moto X, or Google Play edition of the One and S4. Apple fanboys may be annoying, but their mockery over that statistic is justified, just like the longstanding scorn over Windows OS market share, when someone attempts to leverage that as meaning more than what it actually is. +31 Art Hiester Πριν από 10 ώρες Should have listed motox in addition to the Verizon only phone. Motox is available on more networks and is a better phone. +2 Ayn Rand Πριν από 10 ώρες +Corey Bacon Ross Leder Πριν από 10 ώρες Ha like PCs to Mac! Describes my iphone to android switch perfectly +1 Camaren Stebila Πριν από 10 ώρες Love this. Alex Taffe Πριν από 9 ώρες I'm sticking with iPhone, it might just be me, but the overlays on the native android os are really ugly from makers like samsung. +7 Frank Cuenca Πριν από 9 ώρες I´ve been an Android user since ICS- The other day I tried an Iphone, it was the worst minute of my life. +9 Charlie Reeves Πριν από 9 ώρες ZZZZZZZZZZZ +1 Warren Morgan Πριν από 9 ώρες That was surely written by a technical person that is experienced in both platforms. This skips over the learning experience required by the regular iPhone user getting to understand the Google/Android platform. Google Play, where is that, how do I find apps in that when (I think) I have it running.. These are the 'steps' that the people trip up on, get lost and then they throw the android phone at the wall believing it is too hard. I am a technical person, I understand this stuff and yet (so far) the android experience is confusing and frustrating for me. It doesnt matter that this is 'faster' and 'more intuitive', because they are not, they are different, they both require learning and cause frustrations and difficulties in the same way that changing jobs or moving house does. OK, it's a nice doc, it's good because what it describes is a good way to convert from iPhone to Android, it doesn't however say why it's good and how it helps move your email/contact content over, it doesn't teach the person how Page 5 of 33
  6. 6. Google+ 11/25/13, 11:26 to check that this is successful and how/what to use on the android now for email etc.. Thrown in the deep end and expected to swim... +2 Greg Ryals Πριν από 9 ώρες +Kevin Lemere +1 John O'Grady Πριν από 9 ώρες Is this some kind of joke,"much more intuitive interface". Why don't you try to focus on the things that Android is actually better at! +11 Oliver Sayers Πριν από 9 ώρες +Lumír Jasiok 1. Yes - custom roms. 2. Titanium Backup + Dropbox +1 Arnab Das Πριν από 9 ώρες Why should I move to an OS which doesn't even have the capability to completely back up and restore everything on my phone locally? With all due respect, iOS is a better OS, in many ways. Rather than suggesting such complex tricks I think Google's efforts should be spent on creating 1. Uniform design for apps 2. A stable platform which doesn't crash/hang every hour 3. Better app security by actually checking malware entry into the Play Store. How can an iPhone user be expected to find a replacement for something like AppStore or even iTunes Store or iCloud (this isn't Dropbox, just for the record)? Will android ever have an app like GarageBand? How can you convince an iPhone user that having to wait months or sometimes years for an OS upgrade is okay? And finally how can you convince someone invested in the Apple ecosystem that having a less tightly integrated ecosystem is better? Let's face it, Google should actually make Android as glitch free an experience as iOS and then suggest tips for users willing to make the switch. +15 Chris Ray Πριν από 9 ώρες I was a loyal android user since 2009. I finally tossed in the towel waiting for the Moto Maker to come to Verizon for a custom black and yellow Moto X. After a month of waiting with no news I gave in and got an iPhone 5 on the cheap. Send me that black and yellow Moto X for the contract price and you'll have me back again. I miss Android. +2 About Wilfredo Πριν από 9 ώρες Quite the most ridiculous post by any company exec ever. lol +6 Jason Edwards Πριν από 9 ώρες No Thanks. Don't care for the security issues, malware and fragmentation and any other crap that comes with Android. I tried it and couldn't get back to iOS fast enough. Dont let market share fool you. It is not all that matters. We all know the majority of Android devices in the wild are underpowered pieces of crap. +11 Hester Mandolins Πριν από 9 ώρες You've got to be kidding. All this coming from someone who says Android is much more secure than Apple's iOS. That got you laughed out of the venue. Android UI is so fragmented and makes no sense what so ever. You should concentrate on making your OS easier to use and just "Work". My God, Goggle must be getting desperate. +7 Joshua Griffin Πριν από 9 ώρες Restore from iCloud is far superior than anything I have seen from Google. I can hit one button on a new phone, and my phone, settings, layout, and app data will go back exactly the way it was. Please prove me wrong. One button with restore from iCloud. Note, I have already order the Nexus 5. +5 Jay Vesce Πριν από 9 ώρες Page 6 of 33
  7. 7. Google+ 11/25/13, 11:26 Great post. Going back to iOS when my contract is up next year. Not a fan of the open-source Android platform. Too volatile for me. +3 Kevin Lemere Πριν από 9 ώρες Warning - long comment ahead Some additions to the original post: Photos: iOS - download Google Plus app and turn on full size backups to get all your current photos into the cloud. Unlike iCloud you will be able to store unlimited photos. iCloud only stores the last 30 days or 1000 photos. If you are using iPhoto there are great ways to use Picasa to get all your photos into Google Plus. iMessage: You can backup the phone and extract the messages then import them into your Android. It's a little time consuming but fairly easy. Google it. Contacts: If you're not using Gmail then you need to open an account and backup your contacts from your iPhone. You can do this easily without even using the mail. Then you can use that email for your main contact list in your new phone. Done. For all the iPhone users out there: I appreciate the loyalty, I really do. But recently I switched from an iPhone 4S to a Moto X. The switch was not without a lot of contemplation and even a few arguments. In the end, the Moto X won. There's a long version and a short version of "why" but the result is the same. Either stick with an outdated iOS (even on iOS7) and try to use all the Google software. Or switch to a flagship Android and have the latest innovation plus great integration to Google software at my fingertips. Plus, iOS 7 crashed more times than I do in GTA Online. So please don't fuss with me about crashes. Moto X has yet to crash on me. Thanks mostly to the fact that the Moto X is like iPhone in that the same company that makes the phone makes the software. It works fast, flawless, and very beautifully. I still have a new iPad and a Macbook Pro. Please don't confuse me with being a Fanboy. Heck if Microsoft made their own.... no nevermind, I'll never do that. +Chris Ray you should have 30 days with Verizon to return the phone and trade in for a different one. Moto X is only $99 in the Moto Maker and is now available for Verizon. Антон Б Πριν από 9 ώρες Coming from a guy who betrayed Jobs, how can you trust him? and really? After stealing Apple's technology you are stealing their users too!? Google motto should be steal, steal, steal... +5 Isa Ranjha Πριν από 9 ώρες The only thing holding me back from making the switch is three: 1.) How does the Nexus 5 for example fair with a Mac? Is there any syncing program, similar to iTunes, or is EVERYTHING in the cloud? 2.) I use iCloud for email right now and love it. I understand that I could use the IMAP settings to receive my mail on the Nexus 5, but it would be much more easier to switch to Gmail, any tips for this? 3.) I've used iPhone and really the Apple ecosystem for years and I have really become accustom to buying their products as they come out. Right now, in my opinion, Android tops iOS 7 in a lot of ways, but what if I absolutely love iOS 8? I don't want to have to switch back. Also, Mr. Schmidt, can you PLEASE make it possible to unlink YouTube accounts from one Google Account to another? It would make my life so much more easier. Thank you! :) +3 Pavel Ushakov Πριν από 9 ώρες Page 7 of 33
  8. 8. Google+ 11/25/13, 11:26 Hell to the NO! :D +4 Arnab Das Πριν από 9 ώρες +Kevin Lemere As of today iCloud stores the last 25,000 photos from one month. Just for the record. I respect your opinion but I don't think iOS 7 is outdated in any way. I've done things with my non-jail broken iOS device that I can't even imagine doing on an android. GarageBand for example. Connecting my guitar to the device and using custom amps! There is no equivalent counterpart. Android does offer a lot of customizations, at the cost of workflow efficiency. +4 James Reberry Πριν από 9 ώρες Disagree. I went back to iOS because there's no consistency. UIs like TouchWiz allowed to overlay and ruin the experience, carrier approvals of updates all make Android painful. Even Google couldn't even roll out Kit Kat on all Nexus and Experience devices uniformly. That's what I expect from Google though. Your Fiberhood rally program was full of flaws just like the construction. Half-way fix things, suck at customer service. The idiots handling marketing keep dropping door hangers but my Fiberhood didn't make it cause you had an impossible goal for us when 60-80% is apt rentals, commercial, or woods/creek. Surrounded by winning Fiberhoods that didn't have our problem and the fiber lines run right in front of our block. Someone named Anna was "helping me" but after 3 different requests and no follow up from them I almost think it may be a blessing in disguise. Given wrong #s by Fiber CS to file complaints cause they couldn't file for me, 30m hold for Corporate, then told they couldn't help. It'll all end in complaints to the govt and lost faith in a too big for their own good Google. +6 John Huynh Πριν από 9 ώρες I just switched from Optimus L9 to iPhone 5s (Nexus 5 too big, Moto X too expensive, Moto G too compromised). Easy breezy, contacts/calendars are still synced via Gmail, photos are stored on Skydrive and Google+ :p John Huynh Πριν από 8 ώρες I'll miss some things. Like Lower case keyboard shows lower case letters, Google+ Photos is infinitely better for storage/sharing than iCloud. I kind of like Apple Maps though. It stores my Maps history without forcing me to enable Search history. +1 Kevin Lemere Πριν από 8 ώρες +Arnab Das Google Plus doesn't delete my photos. I've been using it since it came out because I can keep all my photos backed up. In fact, the Google Plus Magic Picture Machine (Auto Awesome) is out of this world. Matthew Sill Πριν από 8 ώρες +Eric Schmidt so just to be clear, we should be using AT&T visual voicemail instead of Google Voice? Interesting. +1 Arnab Das Πριν από 8 ώρες Oh and please have a customer service department. At least an email address or a phone number. +1 Charlie Reeves Πριν από 8 ώρες Until Google stops treating the UK as a second class country they can go swivel. No NFC payments, Moto X and other things that take months even years to get here. Then i'd maybe consider it. Also, your integrated messaging sucks, using my face in your advertising is worrying, the iOS app store is better (For phones and it doesn't even come close on tablets. But if someone would like to buy me an S4 or a Nexus 5 for Christmas that would be awesome. Any offers? +1 Page 8 of 33
  9. 9. Google+ 11/25/13, 11:26 Ho Hong Heng Πριν από 8 ώρες After switching to Android for 6 month or more, you will find android phone is slowing down with a lot of lagging, battery life couldn't make a day, random auto restart. The android os is obsolete after a few months. You have no way to update/upgrade to latest android... Just after a few months or 1 year of usage, you force to look for a new Android phone as it was no longer stable or switch back to apple. Phone maker blame on Google Android OS juicing up the RAM and processor and battery while Google Android blame on Phone Maker for poor hardware quality. Android is good for those who always changing a new Phone within a year. This is my understanding on Android Ecosystem +Eric Schmidt +2 Arnab Das Πριν από 8 ώρες +Kevin Lemere that's a good point. However neither google plus nor iCloud photos are meant for large scale storage of photo files. iCloud has a 25000 upload limit every month. Google has a 15GB limit across google drive and picasa and all it's web services. Even though I agree with you, the chances of me hitting the 25000 photo limit without exhausting my phone storage is very remote. Kevin Lemere Πριν από 8 ώρες I had to call Motorola to finish my order and a lady from Texas answered and helped me very quickly. Entire call was less than 5 minutes. Scott Wilson Πριν από 8 ώρες It's amazing to me how far behind iOS has fallen. It's so bad that Apple has no choice but to copy Android features in iOS now, and they did it poorly. Android is now more powerful, smoother, and easier to use than iOS. It's just mind boggling how bad iOS is now compared to Android. +6 Kevin Lemere Πριν από 8 ώρες +Arnab Das If the 15gb limit on G+ is reached future uploads will be at 2048x2048 resolution. Or, make all backups at that resolution and they don't count against Google Drive limit. If you hit the icloud limit (pictures or month) you will lose images. Been there done that. They are gone forever. Oh, and with my Moto X purchase I got an extra 50gb of Drive storage. So I have 65gb total now. I'm using less than 1% and I have over 20,000 images backed up at 2048x2048 in Google Plus. Most are not shared, just there if I ever want them and not clogging up my phone. +1 Tod Leamon Πριν από 8 ώρες +Arnab Das You use year old arguments. Just not that way and much of what you say is pure made up fan of stuff that you guys run with. MOTOROLA has already updated most of their phones to KitKat. Even Derrick devices that weren't expected. Kevin Lemere Πριν από 8 ώρες +Scott Wilson and don't even get me started about Siri vs Google Now. +2 Gary Chen Πριν από 8 ώρες My phones latest version is only 4.0.4. +1 Paul Zimmerman Πριν από 8 ώρες +Tim Rocco Arnab Das Πριν από 8 ώρες +Tod Leamon Motorola is probably the only manufacturer to do that. Most flagship android phones are running jelly bean. Rui Nelson Carneiro Πριν από 8 ώρες lol, epic android fanboy... oh wait... Page 9 of 33
  10. 10. Google+ 11/25/13, 11:26 Rod Hardy Πριν από 8 ώρες Love my Nexus 5 and KitKat, BUT please update the Camera Software for Android SOON! Arnab Das Πριν από 8 ώρες +Kevin again, that used to be true back when 1000 photos were the limit. I doubt if users will be lazy enough to not backup 25000 photos! Also, not sure of the 50GB. Is that a subscription discount for a year? If so, you are having to pay for it from the second year onwards right? Also a 2048x2048 res backup is equivalent to no backup. Btw NO photos are deleted from your local photo stream folder. EVER. Even if you restore from backup you'll get back all photos. Photo stream photos may be absent only when you setup a your existing device as a new device. I hope I was able to explain myself, easy stuff but difficult to put across in words. Jamie Munro Πριν από 8 ώρες "Merry Christmas! Here's a Nexus 5! You spend most of your day beside a power outlet right?" +2 Nathan L Πριν από 8 ώρες Thanks! Will soon be upgrading from an iPhone 4 to Nexus 5. +1 Cian Waterhouse Πριν από 8 ώρες +John Huynh the moto x is $450 the iphone is $700 so what are you talking about? Scott Wilson Πριν από 8 ώρες +Jamie Munro The Nexus 5 gets better battery life than my old Note 2, and it got outstanding battery life. Cian Waterhouse Πριν από 8 ώρες +Charlie Reeves I agree I live in Canada and it is a bit better but not much +1 Lee Cameron Πριν από 8 ώρες +Jay Vesce which Android phone you using? Colby Brown Πριν από 8 ώρες I say Android is way better than iOS even if its iOS 7. Its better because we have faster phones,cameras,software. If you don't like Samsung's tuchwiz then get a different launcher or a different phone if its stuck on 4.0.4 or lower or wait to see if you get kit kat. And Google now compared to siri way better but that's just me and with apple and the same design over and over with glass backs you drop it once the screen cracks or the back cracks or both. We even have water proof phone without having to have a lifeproof case!!!! So ethier way I love android ever since froyo. IOS never changes the ui looks exactly the same just better colors android has NFC and kit Kat 4.4 which runs on 512mb of ram therefore reducing fragmentation. Go android!!! ;) +2 Jiun-yoa Lai Πριν από 8 ώρες +Eric Lin Please launch #Moto X or Moto G in #Taiwan! +1 GeMarr Hatton Πριν από 8 ώρες Thanks just stopped using my iPhone and purchased a Nexus 5 +2 Scott Wilson Πριν από 8 ώρες +Colby Brown It doesn't help that the iPhone is cheap junk now. Preston Cole Bailey Πριν από 8 ώρες Too bad android apps suck compared to the buttery smooth iOS versions. +4 Page 10 of 33
  11. 11. Google+ 11/25/13, 11:26 Colby Brown Πριν από 8 ώρες And iPhone trying to sue Samsung for it taking designs from iPhone u must be out ta ur mind really apple get a life!!! +1 Scott Wilson Πριν από 8 ώρες +Preston Cole Bailey Android is smoother and faster now. iOS got slow and bloated with iOS 7. Android actually got faster and smoother with 4.4. Daniel Wong Πριν από 8 ώρες Hmm... Lag, morally corrupt (Samsung), inferior apps, lack of attention to detail, depressing design, and no Cydia (and thus fewer features)? I'll pass. Will check again in 3 years. +1 Jamie Munro Πριν από 8 ώρες +GeMarr Hatton Let me know if in a week you are like me and shout "what is this nonsense?" and then move the SIM from your Nexus 5 back to your iPhone. +1 sakol siripipattanakul Πριν από 8 ώρες I switch from between (IOS to Android to IOS to Adroid) every year by year. Now its a Android. Scott Wilson Πριν από 8 ώρες +Daniel Wong Apple ripped off the entire world with an e-book price fixing scam. They ripped you off. Apple is less ethical than Samsung. Cydia is an attempt to make iOS as good as Android by hacking it and making it even buggier and even less stable. It fails. Stock Android is smoother and more powerful than buggy broken iOS on the child-sized iPhone. +4 Chandana Kulatunga Πριν από 8 ώρες Android is good now. No question. After all ripping off Apple juice now he is telling to switch. Advice from a man without a policy, ethics or class. It's pure corporate politics. +1 Krzysztof Kaczmarek Πριν από 8 ώρες You have forgot one advice mr. Schmidt - install antivirus! Change iOS to crappy android? Dream on... +1 Антон Б Πριν από 8 ώρες This man is laughable first he betrayed Jobs then he claimed that Android is more secure than iOS. +1 Liam Mullane Πριν από 8 ώρες There are many things you could say are better in the Android world than iPhone. None of them is better screens, faster speed or more intuitive interface. +1 Colby Brown Πριν από 8 ώρες Really I phones bending in peoples pockets. We have the Samsung Galaxy Round and LG Flex that can bend back and forth but they don't stay like that and you have to get a new phone and the curve helps. So if you drop it it doesn't land on its face. Emil Zimmermann Πριν από 8 ώρες Just switched from Android TO iPhone. oops. I guess I am the weirdo! HAHA, funny post +2 Scott Wilson Πριν από 8 ώρες +Антон Б Android is more secure than iOS. Despite Android having 9 times more marketshare than iOS, iOS is hacked ten times more often. Page 11 of 33
  12. 12. Google+ 11/25/13, 11:26 +1 Josh Neuroth Πριν από 8 ώρες ^^^all male commentors. Actually, now that I think about it, all my Android -fan friends are single guys in their late 20's / early 30's. hmm.... John Reid Πριν από 8 ώρες Send me one and I'll gladly switch. Until then stuck on contract with a horrible OS. Scott Wilson Πριν από 8 ώρες +Josh Neuroth It might just seem that way because 81 percent of us use android, and only 12 percent use iPhones. David Williams Πριν από 8 ώρες Eric, Find it a little hard to believe that you as Google executive have to shill your own product by claiming "many of your friends" are converting to Samsung phones from iPhones. I haven't seen the chairman of any other phone manufacturer saying the same thing. Secondly, if they are friends in the C level like you are, they have their own tech people who will take care of handling that kind of conversion and I doubt these other multimillionaire/billionaires are calling you up about importing their contacts. This is about as realistic as your comment about Android being more secure than iOS. How do you say these things with a straight face? +1 Colby Brown Πριν από 8 ώρες Actually it is better screens faster speeds and more intuitive interfaces. +3 Michael Vinci Πριν από 8 ώρες Been an android user since the +T Mobile G1. Now i have the Nexus 5 and i love it. Keep up the Great work +Google +1 Scott Wilson Πριν από 8 ώρες +David Williams Android is more secure than iOS. That's a fact. +1 Preston Cole Bailey Πριν από 8 ώρες +Scott Wilson I'm talking strictly about apps. Android apps are not faster than iOS. Android app design/smoothness is way behind iOS. Terence Kam Πριν από 8 ώρες I'm thinking of switching from my Android to iPhone. Here's why: * Security- iOS is inherently more secure technically. *Fragmentation- there are still lots of Android phones that runs older insecure versions of Android and there is no commitment by telcos/mm manufacturers to update/fix. *Performance- Android phones are slower and have an irritating lag. I have to reboot that darn phone regularly because there is a memory leak bug in the Android OS that makes my phone runs slower and slower until the next reboot. I'm using a Nexus S phone and it seems that Google is not committed to updating it to the KitKat, which is supposed to perform better and uses memory more efficiently. +1 Glenn Harris Πριν από 8 ώρες That's awesome, but maybe you can help the rest of us with your next blog post. Can you explain how to migrate from Android to IPhone/IOS. I'm pretty sure you can do it with half the words. +3 Page 12 of 33
  13. 13. Google+ 11/25/13, 11:26 Scott Wilson Πριν από 8 ώρες +Preston Cole Bailey No it isn't. They run essentially the same things, and Android is usually faster now at most things. 3Dmark is one of the best benchmarks because it stresses the entire SoC. The Nexus 5 walks all over the supposedly superior iPhone 5S despite the fact that the Nexus 5 has to do double the work because it has double the number of pixels. Terence Kam Πριν από 8 ώρες My experience with iOS is far more better than with Android. +1 Chris S Πριν από 8 ώρες haha android Colby Brown Πριν από 8 ώρες Its funny because one of my friends had their Samsung galaxy s4 stolen and he tracked it to a person who had an iPhone 5s who said I just wanted to try android. The next day he got himself a galaxy s4. +1 Bret Smith Πριν από 8 ώρες +Ellie Denisse Kevin Gault Πριν από 8 ώρες +Preston Cole Bailey Considering the developers of apps design for both platforms maybe you can take up that statement with them. I've never had issues with apps on my android based phones. On another note, I find fun in watching the looks of iPhone users watch me use NFC and Google Wallet to pay for something. They ask me how and then try to find the "app" in the iTunes store. I have to tell them their fancy candy phones don't have NFC and therefore can't do this or anything like it. It will be funny even when Isis and other NFC apps go mainstream and iPhones will once again have to play catch-up, because as we know finger scanners so revolutionary. Preston Cole Bailey Πριν από 8 ώρες +Scott Wilson yes it is. Proof - Daniel Wong Πριν από 8 ώρες Please try jailbroken iOS before making uneducated comments. Stock Android is nearly as bad as stock iOS. I've had 4 Android devices, 2 of them Samsung's flagships. None of them made the cut - buggy (wi-fi works intermittently, touches do not register, features work intermittently, etc.), slow, and badly designed. Apple's action in the ebook industry was to kill off Amazon's dumping. With an understanding of economics, you would know that this would lead to greater consumer and producer welfare in the long run. I agree that Apple should make bigger phones but even given this disadvantage, iOS devices are just more powerful and useful than Android ones. Scott Wilson Πριν από 7 ώρες +Colby Brown +Cnet is pretty Apple leaning most of the time but even they had to admit that the Galaxy S4 is a much better phone than the iPhone 5S. Scott Wilson Πριν από 7 ώρες +Daniel Wong I own several iPhones. I'm a developer. Android is better than iOS. +1 Colby Brown Πριν από 7 ώρες People choose to stay on a different version because they like that version. We give them options of what version they want so their Happy. Scott Wilson Πριν από 7 ώρες Page 13 of 33
  14. 14. Google+ 11/25/13, 11:26 +Preston Cole Bailey Yes. They said this too 25 Reasons Why Galaxy S4 Is Better Than iPhone 5S Preston Cole Bailey Πριν από 7 ώρες +Scott Wilson cnet is a joke just watch the video Scott Wilson Πριν από 7 ώρες +Preston Cole Bailey You are a joke. Watch my video. Anoop R Πριν από 7 ώρες This looks like a very 'desperate' move, coming from Google. I'm an Android user but I still don't see why it has to be so demeaning of Apple and iPhone! This is cheap publicity on the likes of what companies like Samsung would resort to, didn't expect this from Google. #Arrogance Preston Cole Bailey Πριν από 7 ώρες +Scott Wilson Galaxy s4 software is the ugliest thing on the planet. And laggy as hell. Only compare iphone with nexus cause every other android experience blows. Scott Wilson Πριν από 7 ώρες +Preston Cole Bailey Yet the experts all agree it's better than the iPhone. Preston Cole Bailey Πριν από 7 ώρες +Scott Wilson here's a better chart. Preston Cole Bailey Πριν από 7 ώρες +Scott Wilson I think the experts would agree the iphone 5 is better than the s4. And that's not even the 5s Scott Wilson Πριν από 7 ώρες +Preston Cole Bailey Why not post every story you can find that agrees with your biased viewpoint. Here's Cult Of Mac proving the iPhone 5S is a piece of junk: Mikel Ward Πριν από 7 ώρες A minor caution about SIM cards. If you have an iPhone 5 or 5s and are moving to the Galaxy S4, either get your carrier to give you a new micro SIM card, or try without an adapter. The adapters can get stuck. In my experience, adapters work fine in phones with a SIM tray, e.g. HTC One and Nexus 5. Or get a Moto X, which uses the same size SIM card. ;-) +2 Hunter Forbus Πριν από 7 ώρες I got an android phone back in June. I honestly feel bad for anyone that has to use these pieces of garbage. +1 Preston Cole Bailey Πριν από 7 ώρες +Scott Wilson iOS app ecosystem is still the best experience out there. Android is ahead in the customization game. Pros and cons Scott Wilson Πριν από 7 ώρες Page 14 of 33
  15. 15. Google+ 11/25/13, 11:26 +Preston Cole Bailey That argument is a year old. The Google Play Store has more apps now. There are developers jumping ship to Android now since Android has nine times more market share. iOS has gone from 26 percent to 12 percent market share in 3 years. Who wants to hang around on a dying platform? Robbie Bone Πριν από 7 ώρες Have better screens?! Are you blind? The whites on all those phones look yellow in comparison to the iPhone's and their colour accuracy is completely off. Never alone their serious lack of brightness. This is especially true for the samsung. I suppose you're referring to ppi but anyone with a brain knows that anything drastically over 300 ppi is a marketing ploy. Scott Wilson Πριν από 7 ώρες +Robbie Bone That argument is two years old. DisplayMate (the experts) rate the Moto X screen better than the iPhone 5. Also the HTC One. They've also rated the iPad Air, and iPad Mini Retina screens poorly. Scott Wilson Πριν από 7 ώρες +Preston Cole Bailey That argument is a year old. Samsung all by themselves make more profit than Apple now. Robbie Bone Πριν από 7 ώρες +Scott Wilson yes the htc display is great and probably better than iPhone. However it has poor cameras. Too poor for my needs. iPhone still ticks every box. Some android phones may double tick a box, but they (annoyingly) leave some boxes unticked. I can't have one untick dispite how many double ticks in other areas there may be. +1 Keith Harrison Πριν από 7 ώρες I was a die-hard iphone user since the 3G. I was also a jailbreaker which I found was the only way that made the iOS bearable for me. Got tired of having to wait for jailbreaks and wanted a bigger screen. I just switched to the Galaxy Note 3 and I AM LOVING IT!!! Will never look back. Since I'm pretty tech savvy, all the stuff in this article was pretty much common sense. I was puzzled at first that I had to download a separate app for visual voicemail. Doesn't make sense that the default phone app can't do that. +2 Scott Wilson Πριν από 7 ώρες +Robbie Bone Well then quickly move those goalposts. If you keep moving them you can pretend Apple is winning. Colby Brown Πριν από 7 ώρες If you like iPhone and Apple why in the hell are you using Goole apps and services like gmail? Also why are you guys on Android Authority and anything that has to do with android?? Stay in your ecosystem. Hunter Forbus Πριν από 7 ώρες +Scott Wilson Yes. We get it. Your a fanboy. Dan Gilbert Πριν από 7 ώρες +Ezequiel Lopez Arias yes he would tell you exactly what you need. Who cares of it is what you want Scott Wilson Πριν από 7 ώρες +Hunter Forbus Well, yes you have to attack me since you don't have facts or reality to work with. Vinoth Ragunathan Πριν από 7 ώρες He obviously doesn't have any iPhone friends ROFLMFAO +Rashmi Dubhashi +1 Scott Meckley Πριν από 7 ώρες Buy what you want folks that's what living in a free world is about. I won't use iOS ever because I find it boring. Iphones have great hardware and are premium quality but. ... The UI is boring imo. I think it's funny that people Page 15 of 33
  16. 16. Google+ 11/25/13, 11:26 complain about Android not being secure. I'd be willing to bet most are just repeating what they've heard and have no clue what being secure even means. I work in the industry, and frankly couldn't spout statistics with regards to Android security other than ie "knox" for Samsung. All I know is I have my hands on hundreds of cell phones in a month's time and no one ever complains about security on Android or iOS. Hunter Forbus Πριν από 7 ώρες +Scott Wilson I'm not attacking you. Just saying. Hunter Forbus Πριν από 7 ώρες +Scott Wilson also saying that android is terrible from my user experience. Jamie Munro Πριν από 7 ώρες +Scott Wilson Now, you should at least be honest with people and tell them the number 1 complaint of Android devs and why they stop developing for Android and double-down on iOS: there's no money to be made on Android. I recall Paul Haddad, of TweetBot fame, explaining on Twitter that he doesn't develop for Android because he likes making money. update: I found the Tweet! Scott Wilson Πριν από 7 ώρες +Hunter Forbus Yet I'm an iOS developer also. I'm just correcting misconceptions. And quite frankly, the iPhone isn't that great anymore. It has bezels from 2009. The build quality is focused on looks rather than feeling good in your hand or being durable, and the screensize is something 80 percent of iOS users would like to see bigger. It's too small. That, and iOS 7 has been pretty buggy. The recent 7.1 beta release fixed 65 different bugs. iOS 7 is rushed and quite frankly ugly. It's not the "best phone" by any measure. It's usable to be sure. And if you have really tiny hands, it's still a good option. Mark Elmore Πριν από 7 ώρες If you don't like the ui on ios can you change it? No. Perhaps that's why ios users complain about Android ui being ugly, fragmented, whatever then go back to ios thinking that's their only choices. If that's the case before you go back please look up Launchers. Go Launcher,SPB Launcher, Nova Launcher, etc, etc. You'll find if you don't like the ui just change it to what you do like. What I have found is the more ios becomes Android like, the more Android is becoming more ios like. They both are moving forward toward a very user friendly experience . What I also found was I had an easier time coming from Windows Mobile to Android than ios because, and here's the kicker, Android was actually more intuitive way back with froyo. Android made sense whereas with ios I just kept thinking "why'd they do that when (fill in the blank) would work better for me?" I guess each had their own definition of intuitive and it's sure nice to have more choices than Windows Mobile now. I hope they both stay strong in user support so that neither will get complacent and we end up getting a user experience that didn't keep improving in itself like WM got to be. Just my .02 waiman chan Πριν από 7 ώρες Yes. On the other hand, to move from any phone to an iPhone, you just need to walk into an Apple Store, find anyone with an Apple logo on their clothes, and ask that person you want to transfer data to an iPhone. I believe Google will do it in next six months. (or three years if they keep stuffing their face with food ) With their history on screwing with any industry with a copyright and patent, I really think this could happen in next day. It's not that the engineers in google really evil or anything, but when their CEO go to another company's board, see their new design, and change the hardware after such device is release, I will basically call it a textbook example of CONFLICT OF INTEREST. If you have any moral, you would excuse yourself instead of conning a cancer surviver. Page 16 of 33
  17. 17. Google+ 11/25/13, 11:26 I really hope one day somewhere in US people create a better search engine, or the optics fiber under the Pacific break again. ( I know NSA don't know about Google+, but I state the words above as an example of the end of Google. ) Because although I want to work in Google at age 10, I found Google become a prodigal. They put half baked product out (Please, I said Android need to compile app into native once I know it runs on VM. Two year of development? Isn't that a something you start at beginning? ), do things that is not allow in law (porn, pirate software, illegal media since the first day, disregard of developer's work when people can install any pirate software, video taking everywhere like a "big brother on criminal case", car crashing and bike crashing in near future, searching my mail and "Apply Algorithm to present better ad". Please, you really want to tell a 12 years old boy on the great price on drugs that would "PLEASE HER IN THE BEDROOM"? ) While you have a bunch of freeloaders and people with enough money to live without pay (possibly by pirate everything), you are just like people who invent atom bomb. You kill bunch of people life by making some money, and at the end of day, you just party like a guy from Enron while flipping the switch of the central heat of a single elderly. If you think music, film, news, book industry can survive without paid, go spend billions to buy News Corp, and put everything for free. I hate to paid 50 dollars per season for Simpsons, but at least I know it costs the network to make a episode. So stop taking meals from a dying old guy. I know people might said Apple is bad or anything, at least I can teach my 83 years old grandma use something without worrying she will see an ad of how cheap she can get unlimited porn. (Seriously, you can't find a better ad for me in gmail? I'm working on getting a cat for two years. ) P.S. Worst prompt campaign on getting people on Google+. I will just uninstall the app. BTW: in the spirit of South Park, "you should kill yourself" I don't suggest it, but I think that's a solution for world peace. Your "Dropping smartphones" has lead to TWO wars on the same topic and change nothing in Egypt except I can't go there. Did it really solve anything or you just like the number of YouTube user at that time? +1 osman muhammad Πριν από 7 ώρες When it comes to customisation, nothing beats android... Claire Pieterek Πριν από 7 ώρες +Vic Gundotra +Eric Schmidt Why use AT&T visual voicemail when you can use Google Voice? Just saying... Scott Meckley Πριν από 7 ώρες Thank You Eric! I bet when you wrote this how to. . You had no clue the negatively that would spew front it! David Baptista da Silva Πριν από 7 ώρες How about doing this for us people who will be jumping from Windows Phone into Android once NOKIA disappears? ;) Scott Wilson Πριν από 7 ώρες +Hunter Forbus Love you. Winston Smith Πριν από 7 ώρες How arrogant. Galaxy S4? You mean that bloatware ridden piece of plastic shit? No thanks. Oh and if you get a non Nexus phone with Android 4.3, what gods you have to worship to get it updated to ... 4.4? And 5 eventually? 99% of Android users who want regular software updates need to either flash their phones with an aftermarket firmware (voiding warranty) or buy a new phone (with very high chances of being riddled with useless bloatware). But yeah, keep dissing the iPhone. Also, why did you make App Opps impossible to use on 4.4? I thought so ... at least iPhone has excellent privacy controls. Again, if you want privacy, void your warranty and install an aftermarket ROM. Page 17 of 33
  18. 18. Google+ 11/25/13, 11:26 Before some morons flame me for being pro iPhone, I use a Galaxy S3 with CM 10.2. Hunter Forbus Πριν από 7 ώρες +Scott Wilson also my user experience was terrible. I could care less about others. Scott Wilson Πριν από 7 ώρες +David Baptista da Silva Actually, Nokia has a hit with the 520 in developing countries. If the Moto G doesn't eat up that market, Windows Phone could be the second place ecosystem in a year. Hunter Forbus Πριν από 7 ώρες +Winston Smith I agree 100%. Google allows too much bloat ware without a way to uninstall. Scott Wilson Πριν από 7 ώρες +Winston Smith I hardly think you can call Eric "arrogant" because he's pointing out the very true reality that 81 percent of us prefer the superior Android experience, and that number is rising, while only 12 percent of us prefer iOS, and that number is falling. Claire Wortley Πριν από 7 ώρες Im a convert from iOS and Windows Phone. I started out with a cheap and cheerful Android tablet and its vast become my favourite OS in a space of a week. and i'm getting the Motorola G next week. Theres something really remarkable about Android. I cant put my finger on it but its just something i've grown to love so much and cant wait to own my first Android Phone :) +1 Hunter Forbus Πριν από 7 ώρες +Scott Wilson Pretty sure a huge part of that 80% is cheap phones people bought not even knowing it's an android phone. Or they got for free on contract. Or got from a cereal box. +1 Scott Wilson Πριν από 7 ώρες +Hunter Forbus You don't have to be "pretty sure" by reciting Apple Fan Fiction from sites miffed that Android won the smartphone war. We know that Android dominates all market segments. High, Mid, and Low. Samsung started intentionally pricing their high end phones 50 bucks more than the iPhone, and Samsung sells more high end phones than Apple also. So the "rich people prefer them" fantasy falls apart under scrutiny. All people prefer Android. +1 Hunter Forbus Πριν από 7 ώρες +Claire Wortley just wait for about a month and it will be slow and bogged down. You'll end up having to root fix stuff. Then you'll have random reboots every five minutes. Enjoy Scott Wilson Πριν από 7 ώρες +Hunter Forbus So now you'll just make things up. More Apple fan fiction. Why don't you go find some other thread to harass. Here's an idea: Join the thriving Apple community here. You'll find a fantastic echo chamber. Claire Wortley Πριν από 6 ώρες +Hunter Forbus Rubbish. Besides theres apps to help me clear the crap off, free up RAM etc. Sergiy Boyko Πριν από 6 ώρες Could anybody picture Tim Cook writing a guide on how to migrate from Android to iOS? It's lame and just shows how desperate Google is in its effort to position their (stolen) product as a superior alternative to iOS. I'm also wondering about the grounds you claim that Android phones are faster than iPhone 5S. Really, Eric? +2 Chiu Charlie Πριν από 6 ώρες Page 18 of 33
  19. 19. Google+ 11/25/13, 11:26 Step1 Don't +1 Scott Wilson Πριν από 6 ώρες +Sergiy Boyko No. Tim Cook has the social skills of a statue, and no understanding of regular people. I don't see him ever interacting with us commoners. +1 S Alex Πριν από 6 ώρες +Scott Wilson pleas tell me how Android is more secure than iOS or Blackberry. Nicholas Skerritt Πριν από 6 ώρες +Scott Wilson Did you give up yet? You have the MOST WRONGEST FACTS Ive ever seen on this planet. Just stop and btw iPhone are 81% of the market Android users are at 50% and Windows are at 5% so go fuck you're self :) +1 Scott Wilson Πριν από 6 ώρες +Nicholas Skerritt 2/10. Thank you for playing. Please try again. S Alex Πριν από 6 ώρες +Scott Wilson if android is more secure then explain why androids get malware on them lmao +1 Scott Wilson Πριν από 6 ώρες +S Alex Call me when iOS is being used on satellites by NASA because of how stable it is. +1 Scott Wilson Πριν από 6 ώρες +S Alex You mean the malware problem that was a media creation? That doesn't exist? While the iPhone is the least secure phone ever made? I know I feel a lot safer using the far more secure Android option most of us use. +1 S Alex Πριν από 6 ώρες +Scott Wilson this is one example S Alex Πριν από 6 ώρες +Scott Wilson call me when android can reach a distribution of more than 50% in less than 3 years Stephen Butler Πριν από 6 ώρες +Andrew Honma agreed. I will always have android devices. My wife and daughter would never switch from ios. Android is too much work for them. Rich Levesque Πριν από 6 ώρες Page 19 of 33
  20. 20. Google+ 11/25/13, 11:26 +Eric Schmidt Thank you for the guide. +1 Scott Wilson Πριν από 6 ώρες +S Alex They are reading powerpoint presentations during underwater training on an iPad lol. And you are comparing that to NASA using Android to power SATELLITES. +1 Scott Wilson Πριν από 6 ώρες +S Alex What's your phone number? I'll call you right now. Jay Sullivan Πριν από 6 ώρες I will stick with my iPhone 5S. +2 Rich Levesque Πριν από 6 ώρες +TM Yi That's because apple wants you to keep that data in the Apple ecosystem. Which makes it more difficult to move it. Think of it like a jail cell. Stewart McCall Πριν από 6 ώρες I use an iPhone, I'm switching to Android, doesn't mean that I don't like apple any less. I'm switching carrier and decided that maybe I should try another OS - at least until I see what the iPhone 6 is like - and wanted to switch to not being tied to a carrier contract and use an unlocked phone. I chose the Nexus-5 and will switch to T-Mobile from Verizon. I don't know if I will like Android, I may make a permanent change. As for the comment by someone else that said that Android slows down to a crawl... an Apple iPhone user I can assure him that when your memory gets below 1Gb free your iPhone slows to a crawl and some app's just do not install at all requiring the uninstalling of App's. Personally there are bigger things to get all heated about than SmartPhones. There is room in this World for all Smartphone brands and OS's. I've never had the urge to degrade my friends over their HTC One or Galaxy S3 and similarly they've never got their nickers in a twist over my iPhones and everything that everyone says against rival OS's has never affected my decision to purchase an Android device, it's purely motivated by personal needs and plans. S Alex Πριν από 6 ώρες +Scott Wilson do you realize how many cheap-o android handsets there are though Edgar Monasterio Πριν από 6 ώρες LOL who's gonna read all this? +1 Scott Wilson Πριν από 6 ώρες +S Alex I know more high end Android phones sell than Apple's bendy aluminum phone. S Alex Πριν από 6 ώρες +Scott Wilson why would I give you my phone number lol +1 Nicholas Skerritt Πριν από 6 ώρες +Scott Wilson Nice comeback Not Page 20 of 33
  21. 21. Google+ 11/25/13, 11:26 You are failing this battle +1 S Alex Πριν από 6 ώρες +Scott Wilson and how does one use of an android device prove it's more secure than another platform Scott Wilson Πριν από 6 ώρες +Nicholas Skerritt What battle? Android's victory isn't even a contest. It's a bloody massacre. What Android is doing to iOS in all markets is like watching a professional wrestler perform a suplex on a cripple. Nicholas Skerritt Πριν από 6 ώρες +Scott Wilson How come every time I pick up an Android phone, I have no idea how to use it and everything is so slow and laggy? +1 Scott Wilson Πριν από 6 ώρες +Nicholas Skerritt They make iPhones for people like you. You should get one of those. 81 percent of us use Android. Johnny van Vlimmeren Πριν από 6 ώρες I keep seeing in the comments the "its too complicated". No your just to fucking lazy to do shit. That's the draw back to iPhone users. Its so simple it makes you dumb and lazy. Now this is pretty spot on the steps that are needed to move from iPhone to android. I'm a Verizon Tech Coach. I see this all day. There are a lot of iPhone users mover to the Note 3 that we have to walk through the basic same steps Eric Schmidt laid out. S Alex Πριν από 6 ώρες +Scott Wilson do you realize how minuscule that bending issue is compared to malware on androids though Nicholas Skerritt Πριν από 6 ώρες +Scott Wilson Did you just say they make iPhones for people like me? I'm fucking 14 and not a little 10 year old. I'm sure they make Android Phones just for people like you. Very old Dan Gilbert Πριν από 6 ώρες +Nicholas Skerritt you know how I know you never picked one up? Either that or your short bus arrived before you could swipe to unlock Josh Dillon Πριν από 6 ώρες Most of these steps are because of iPhone and iTunes lack of cross-platform tools and compatibility...good work +1 Nicholas Skerritt Πριν από 6 ώρες +Scott Wilson Nice to know you have A LOT of free time saying shit you can't back up S Alex Πριν από 6 ώρες +Scott Wilson I don't get how having a certain type of bezel on a device has anything to do with software development Scott Wilson Πριν από 6 ώρες +Nicholas Skerritt What's sad is that you argue just like a typical Apple fanboy. So it wasn't obvious you were 14. You could have been 50 lol. You represent exactly what kind of users Apple is still retaining. Page 21 of 33
  22. 22. Google+ 11/25/13, 11:26 Nicholas Skerritt Πριν από 6 ώρες +Dan Gilbert I don't have to swipe to unlock anymore fag because I have Touch ID not like the rest of you Android Fanboys Dan Gilbert Πριν από 6 ώρες +Nicholas Skerritt have you read the thread? He had thrown up link after link? S Alex Πριν από 6 ώρες +Scott Wilson if switching to android from an iPhone wasn't such ass then Eric wouldn't have had any reason to write this article in the first place Dan Gilbert Πριν από 6 ώρες +Nicholas Skerritt Oh and who had that innovation first? John Stephens Πριν από 6 ώρες A guide on how to disable iMessage so NEW Android users can communicate with their old iPhone users in their contacts needs to be added to this. There is quite a bit of misunderstanding on how to accomplish this. Timothy Jay Πριν από 6 ώρες lol S Alex Πριν από 6 ώρες +Dan Gilbert it's not really an innovation. Motorola did it first but it wasn't executed very well. IMO it's a shame because it was at the time a great idea Ken Hunt Πριν από 6 ώρες Modern day civil war up in here. Dan Gilbert Πριν από 6 ώρες +S Alex what putting up a guide is a horrible thing? There should be one going the other way​. But apple could give a crap about its users Nigel Nikitovich Πριν από 6 ώρες Give me a Glass invite and I'll switch to Nexus tomorrow. +2 Dan Gilbert Πριν από 6 ώρες +S Alex I know and actually if I remember right they weren't even first. I know it is not an innovation I was just responding to the child Chase Lilly Πριν από 6 ώρες I just made the switch from the 4s to a moto x. Signing out of imessage did no good. My iPhone friends phone still try to send Imessages. Even deleted my contact info on thier phone and entered it again. Apple sucks for making it so hard for someone to switch. Love this moto x though. +1 Bryon Letterman Πριν από 6 ώρες Motorola has this thing called Motorola Migrate. It works with all Android phones, obviously, but also with iPhones. +1 Paul Christopher Πριν από 6 ώρες You can't list great +Android flagships and not mention the +HTC One! :-)​ Page 22 of 33
  23. 23. Google+ 11/25/13, 11:26 Also, +T-Mobile has their visual voicemail app in the +Google Play store as well. +1 Dan Gilbert Πριν από 6 ώρες +S Alex ok I had to look it up it has been around since 1998 from Siemens as a prototype, the fujitsu f505i in 2003 was the first commercial phone that I could find Ezekiel Elin Πριν από 6 ώρες +Arnab Das Actually, I think its unlimited, but last month. Ezekiel Elin Πριν από 6 ώρες +Scott Wilson 81% of who? The Android users? Dan Gilbert Πριν από 6 ώρες +Ezekiel Elin 81% of smartphones are Android if I followed the conversation correctly. Andreas Duess Πριν από 6 ώρες +Isa Ranjha Android plays well with Macs. I own, and use, both Android and iOS devices and all my data is accessible across all devices without issues. This includes calendars, music, mail and contacts. I thought Eric's post is a bit too full of hyperbole for my liking. Both Android and iOS are good, mature and elegant solutions. They both have their strengths and weaknesses. Often what's right for one person isn't the best solution for the next. To call Android more intuitive and secure than iOS is just marketing waffle. Ironically enough, the Android experience is best when it is closest to the iOS experience and that means running Nexus devices. Decent hardware, regular updates make that the only possible choice for me. I have no desire to buy a phone bloated with manufacturer software that may or may not get updated - ever. Ezekiel Elin Πριν από 6 ώρες +Dan Gilbert Hmm, ok. Thats interesting. I guess its different from area to area, seeing as my high school is devoid of them. Honestly, I don't care which phone sells better. I've tried Android devices and I f**king hate them, but who knows, maybe someone can use them. Whatever floats your boat. Honestly what drives me crazy in this thread is the number of people who think android is more secure. Dan Gilbert Πριν από 6 ώρες +Ezekiel Elin I feel the same about Apple but like you said, to each his own. Honestly both iOS and Android are not secure. Both are easily hacked if you know what your doing. I will say though that Samsung has a major push on for security in the business place, primarily to kill off the last BlackBerry holdouts. Ezekiel Elin Πριν από 5 ώρες +Dan Gilbert However Android is easier to "hack" in the sense you can install apps on it that aren't approved as thoroughly (not saying iOS isn't possible). Also, if my iPod is stolen tomorrow, no one can use it (even if I don't realize its stolen) until I get it back. its literally a brick. Well, a light brick. mathew Πριν από 5 ώρες +Ezekiel Elin Page 23 of 33
  24. 24. Google+ 11/25/13, 11:26 Ezekiel Elin Πριν από 5 ώρες +mathew Sigh, I knew someone was gonna prove me wrong. However I would like to see how many of those would be applicable in day-to-day use, and how many are just vulnerabilities that would require, say, connecting to a computer. Junaid Kureshi Πριν από 5 ώρες Joker Gyl Sky Πριν από 5 ώρες In my opinions, the key value of android phones is the choices, we have many choices to satisfy our personal preference Care so much about latest update or fragmentation issue? Get Nexus series or Moto X series Care so much about branding? Get Samsung/Sony/LG/HTC (and their OS updates are not that slow at all, one thinks it is slow because they are comparing to Nexus) Care so much about a phone + tablet integration? Get Asus Care so much about pricing? Use Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo and still getting a high end phone with reasonable pricing, and Nexus series have been so famous of their pricing and spec, the upcoming Moto G can be a good deal as well. And so on. Each phone has its focus, but does not mean they lose focus on other parts (e.g. Moto X has 2nd fastest OS update with splendid user experience, fantastic and innovative features like active notification) Some people kept arguing that the iOS devices have no learning curve, I wouldn't agree at all because those users have been using iOS devices for so many years and the flow didn't change much at all, Steve Jobs got it right and no one dares to challenge him to improve it, you can't win a deceased, it's time for iOS developers to move forward and innovate more. At the same time, android continues to innovate (e.g. when an iPhone user tried to show off panorama feature to android user who already has photosphere... ) I cannot speak for others, as a phone user, I appreciate Android being open, not afraid to innovate (even if it may fail), capable to bring so much possibilities to the world, benefiting the poor countries with affordable technology. +2 Yunus Solwa Πριν από 5 ώρες Use Phoneswappr app to transfer contacts. Much more simple to do. Michael Miller Πριν από 5 ώρες If only Android File Transfer for the Mac wasn't a buggy piece of junk. +2 Bret Palsson Πριν από 5 ώρες How timely! Thanks +Eric Schmidt my Nexus 5 arrives in about 10 days! I've owned every version of iPhone and have absolutely loved the experience. However, I find myself in google apps +90% of the time and I now own #googleglass. With the release of KitKat I'm not seeing any downsides to move to Android. +2 George Heindel Πριν από 5 ώρες * bookmark * Page 24 of 33
  25. 25. Google+ 11/25/13, 11:26 Gaurav Sharma Πριν από 5 ώρες I switched to iPhone from android then had to switch back to android as it is much more intuitive and easier to use. People still have this misconception that iPhone is easier to use which is not true. Use android and you'll never switch back to iPhone again. (just a personal opinion) Gaurav Sharma Πριν από 5 ώρες I switched to iPhone from android then had to switch back to android as it is much more intuitive and easier to use. People still have this misconception that iPhone is easier to use which is not true. Use android and you'll never switch back to iPhone again. (just a personal opinion) +2 arpan rughani Πριν από 5 ώρες used Android in past and it suck. LOVE MY IPHONE, you need a lot of work in your OS +3 Ty Connors Πριν από 4 ώρες itunes library is the old way use manage music. just use spotify to stream any song you want or online radio like pandora Wally Hass Πριν από 4 ώρες How about how to switch from Apple Glass to Google Glass? .... Nevermind +1 Ricardo Cheing Πριν από 4 ώρες I went back to iOS from a Samsung Galaxy S4 to iPhone 4S (Will upgrade to the 5S when eligible). The S4 is just too slow! That thing freezes like crazy and screen movements sometimes is a little "jerky" like it pauses a moment when switching screens. It's a shame because there is no point comparing the S4 hardware to the 4S or even the 5 but guess what? My iPhone 4S feels just as fast as the S4 and all screen movements are smooth. Like Linux, Android still has a long way to go but is promising. Maybe if all the phone manufacturers stopped skinning their phones and deliver pure Android, my concept of Android might change. Touchwiz sucks big time, very laggy inefficient OS. Oh, and in regards to the air gestures and the different camera settings? Once the novelty wears off you will never use those features again. Plus, I like that my iPhone automatically backs up my pictures to the photo stream and icloud without having to install a 3rd party software, when switching iPhones, the applications are redownloaded from your backup along with all its data and settings without having to use Titanium Backup and that my camera, even though a lower resolution than the Galaxy S4's will take crystal clear pictures and I don't have to hold my breath in order to minimize any camera movements to ensure my pictures are clear. +3 Chris Harpner Πριν από 4 ώρες Replace 1c with, "go to and get a Google Voice number. Install Google Voice app. Set GV to be your default voicemail provider. MUCH better than carrier provided voicemail.​" Markus Schiegl Πριν από 4 ώρες Troll-Level: Master. Well done. Gaurav Sagarwal Πριν από 4 ώρες I love the Android OS. It gives all the power in user's hand unlike Symbian OS. What I feel is that Android phones start to hang after an year or so. However that is not the case with Apple or Symbian. Please try to overcome this problem as I have seen it with a lot of consumers. Jason Graun Πριν από 4 ώρες +jake stuck ชวน จุดาบุตร Πριν από 4 ώρες move from pc to mac. you use mac sir? Page 25 of 33
  26. 26. Google+ 11/25/13, 11:26 Melanie Brands Πριν από 4 ώρες I switched from Android to iOS. Like it a lot better. No malware and the UI actually works. Android is crap designed for cheap garbage chinese phones. +2 Jason Graun Πριν από 4 ώρες +Dennis Rünger he said Chrome is more secure than Safari which is true. Android passed iOS on features and function several years ago... So saying Android on par with iOS doesn't make sense. +2 Austin Turner Πριν από 4 ώρες I wanted android to work for me, I really did. But there was nothing there for me, came running back to iPhone. +1 Greg Rosenberg Πριν από 4 ώρες Great guide. What about movies bought on iTunes? +1 Stephen Drake Πριν από 4 ώρες Android, yes. Samdroid? No. +2 Raghavendra Nayak Πριν από 4 ώρες Good advice. John Templeton Πριν από 3 ώρες I moved from an iphone to an S4 after 5 years of iphone. I'm enjoying android, not turning off imessage has really been a pain. I love how angry people get about what is better, like they are ready to go off and fight in the trenches about it. Get over yourselves, it's a toy. Andrés Ramírez Πριν από 3 ώρες Cuando android consuma la misma cantidad de batería que iOS me paso definitivamente. Mientras tanto, Moto X como segundo teléfono. Dennis Rünger Πριν από 3 ώρες +Jason Graun, the statement on Android security I was referring to was made by Schmidt during the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in October. I don't think Apple ever intended to offer the most features. What characterizes Apple devices is that the features they have, both in software and hardware, are implemented exceedingly well. It would be interesting do a featureby-feature comparison between Android and iOS to see how the two operating systems match up these days. I don't think broad, sweeping statements about which OS is better are very meaningful because they depend entirely on how one weighs the individual features in generating a summary judgment. Eric Schmidt does get more concrete at times, for example when he talks about Android security or intuitiveness of the user interface, and he sounds more like a salesman to me than an arbiter of competing technologies. Ravi Bhagavatula Πριν από 3 ώρες Imma let you finish, bet when is the goddamn Kitkat coming to my Nexus 7? Been more than a week already! Roberto Panetta Πριν από 3 ώρες I had an android and moved to the iPhone and I'm happy now. No more crapware as on Android on the iPhone, all the software is top quality on the iPhone and everything it's a lot better. Another world indeed. I will never be back, the iPhone it's the best for all the stuff that matters. I used both and this is what I think but I know other can disagree. If I need a bigger screen I can turn to the deskop or a tablet and in any case in few months the iPhone 6 will have a bigger screen if size does matter in your pocket too. +1 Kevin Verdesca Πριν από 3 ώρες All these people saying that they have had a terrible experience with android, I wanna know what phone they Page 26 of 33
  27. 27. Google+ 11/25/13, 11:26 used. Abhijeet Mishra Πριν από 3 ώρες +Dennis Rünger But that's the thing: it's easy to make things work exceedingly well when you have only a few features and those too that work only on a couple of devices (iOS devices). Look at iTunes: on Windows it's slow, often laggy, etc., a good example in my eyes of how something made by Apple for diverse hardware like that is simply not optimized enough. Of course, the fact that they do work well cannot be ignored, that's a great thing about iDevices, and it's amazing how only Apple has managed to get such an ecosystem going, but I really think that the fact that their features are exclusive to a few devices, they take a year to bring out a couple of features giving them lots of time to work on it, and of course the fact that they aren't going all in with lots of features is what makes Apple's features work exceedingly well.. But I agree with you, this war about OS is idiotic, all have their own pros and cons, we should all just use the one we like and be happy. Nigel Daniels Πριν από 3 ώρες this should drive traffic to g+ well played Abhijeet Mishra Πριν από 3 ώρες +Eric Schmidt Wait, so you're saying 80 percent of the world agrees on Android, and you talk about the cloud as a feature, when you know most of those 80 percent cannot depend on the cloud, especially for music and stuff? That's the problem with Google: "hey, cloud is the answer, so what if your internet and data plans don't allow you to depend on the cloud, but hey, cloud is the answer!" Good guide though. +1 kripats K. K. Πριν από 3 ώρες That's just unfair. LG is not mentioned again with the big Android names. Its G2 phone had me switch to android and it beats overpriced samsungs. Why samsung still gets all the press?? (‫ 2ﺣﻣ/ .ﻟﺧﻠ*ﻔ‬Πριν από 3 ώρες And its freeeeeeeeeeee Ryan Carterét Πριν από 3 ώρες Just played around with the Nexus 5 today for the first time; I really enjoyed it. I have an iPhone 5s at the moment, which I do love, but I'd like to try out Android again for a change (my first smartphone was a Samsung Captivate, which I used for less than two weeks before trading up [at the time] to an iPhone 4) after three very durable (dropped my 4 down an alleyway in harm done) iPhones (4, 5, now 5s). I still love Apple; I love their design, I love Apple material quality, I hate PCs, I only like Nexus/pure Android, and I'm sorry but I won't switch from my retina iPad mini to a Nexus 7, but I feel I owe it to myself to give my good friend Google's latest phone attempt another try. I love technology in all forms (sans Microsoft ;), after all! So we shall see what my near future holds; perhaps I just might switch (at least for one phone)! I do fear for my 2GB data plan with all of the cloud features, however. iOS 7's automatic app updates have already proven to be very dangerous to keep on. Damn you, AT&T, and your evil contracts too! I'd switch to T-Mobile ASAP if I could. Stefan Isendahl Πριν από 3 ώρες +jake stuck It's not just me that calls them that then! Supasin Tatiyanupanwong Πριν από 3 ώρες Page 27 of 33
  28. 28. Google+ 11/25/13, 11:26 Good guide, +Eric Schmidt. However, Google needs to improve music manager application on desktop. I still prefers iOS device and iTunes to listening to the music, its much more easier. +3 George Okenyehike Πριν από 3 ώρες Android all the way. For the sake of SwiftKey keyboard on my phone, I can never go back to any other OS... +2 Alan H. Πριν από 2 ώρες Too bad Chrome isn't 64-bit on mac Henry Nahum Πριν από 2 ώρες +Rafi Cohen Junaid Kureshi Πριν από 2 ώρες I think some one should tell him how to change profile picture on G+ before he tells us how to change our phone, +Eric Schmidt Joker ;) Sutthichai Dechsri Πριν από 2 ώρες I will tell my friends, iPhone user. Bob Buick Πριν από 2 ώρες There's nothing wrong with iPhones. If you could buy a recent model for about 2/3 the price of a top-line Android phone, I'd probably buy one for my wife. Esa Edvik Πριν από 2 ώρες +Lumír Jasiok The answer to all of those is yes. Just buy the latest phones or a New nexus every year, just like you would on iOS. Not all iPhones have the latest iOS, so your comparison doesn't apply Rushabh Sheth Πριν από 2 ώρες Mr. Chairman, please explain to us how Android incorporates patented Apple technologies including the Steve Jobs multitouch patent and how Android would perform without these technologies. Can you please be honest and admit that Android would be nothing without these patented Apple technologies? What was Android like when the first iPhone came out? That's right - it was a Blackberry OS clone. Why can't Google invent it's own stuff outside of search? Is it that evil? +1 Abdulaziz Alaboudi Πριν από 2 ώρες +Eric Schmidt, What a waste of time. No one uses G+ unless he has android phone that came with g+ preinstalledb. It is funny how you point out that people will leave iPhone for Android like what they do when they shift to Mac from PC. Do you know what makes people stick with Mac? It is its charming, which also in the iPhone! Bad way of markting, Try again when you learn. Péter Gervai Πριν από 2 ώρες +Rushabh Sheth You try to use any forum for your questions, now, don't you? I guess you've been informed many times that this isn't the proper one for it. Now, again, this isn't. Billy Thomas Πριν από 2 ώρες Nice, but it doesn't hurt to have both wink Péter Gervai Πριν από 2 ώρες +Abdulaziz Alaboudi You are wrong at generalising. Many people use G+ (which is, in my opinion, is not a good thing, but that's not the point). Apple makes great designs, true, but it isn't always enough. Many people prefer more common solutions for sane prices and Apple's insanely overpriced stuff wouldn't do. Don't believe me, check market Page 28 of 33
  29. 29. Google+ 11/25/13, 11:26 share. What's true, however, that those who use an iPhone will stick to it since these are the people who can afford and willing to buy expensive crap. ;-) But what would you expect fom Eric, he is working for Google, are you really, honestly surprised that he advocates that? Get real, and more to the point, don't come here to argue, get a life. :-P Jesal Mehta Πριν από 2 ώρες +Eric Schmidt I don't agree with your statement that once a person starts using Android he won't ever want to go back to iOS. I just bought a Sony Xperia M for my daughter (simply because she's too young to have an expensive iPhone!) thinking that I would like the Android OS and in time switch from iOS to a Nexus 5. Am fairly competent with setting up a phone and can understand the technical aspects. After a handling the phone for a few days I realised that 1) finally the "touch" sensitivity is on par with iPhones. 2) there are way too many settings than I would want. Not that I can't navigate them but why the hell should I have too? Why are most settings enabled by default? Especially those related to Google services… Just because Google made the Android OS doesn't mean I have to share everything with it. 3) Why don't updates roll out to phones as soon as they are released by Google? Especially to the flagship phones. Why can't Google force the manufacturers to ensure that their crappy bloatware is ready and compatible with the latest version by the time Google is ready to release it. All phones including the top end ones are always a version behind. 4) By default any app installed gets access to a host of things which I wouldn't want to give. I mean why does an app like say "bookmyshow", which is for booking cinema and other entertainment event tickets, need access to my contacts, default GPS location, etc etc. In iOS the same app works just fine without any of the above access. I do have to select "My City" every time I use it but thats a small price to pay as compared to default access. In fact in iOS by default all apps don't have any access to your personal data like contacts, GPS locations etc. So why +Eric Schmidt does Android give so much access to personal information by default. Why can't I choose what access to give and what not to? Why should I have to take the trouble of going through the settings of each and every app and shutting down access which I don't want to give? In fact I actually gave up fine tuning the settings after a couple of days… The correct way would be to have a "No Access" policy and let the user choose when and what access to give to an app. Why should one have to wait for the manufacturer to ensure that its bloatware is working fine with the new Android version and then may be get it for his / her phone? By which a new version comes out!!! I was planning to switch to a Nexus phone in a few months and so I thought the Sony would be a good learning experience and make my switch to Android smoother. But having used the Sony Xperia M, I have realised that in spite of being competent enough to fully setup the phone as I would want it, I don't have the patience to do so or have the time to waste doing it. I prefer the simplicity of iOS far more. A few clicks and your phone is ready to go. And yes the locked down environment of iOS doesn't bother me because to me thats safer and more secure. Page 29 of 33
  30. 30. Google+ 11/25/13, 11:26 I use an iPhone 4s since almost 2 years now upgraded to the latest iOS 7 and its working just fine. And yes, I can probably qualify for being a power user as I have several email accounts set up on the phone as well as use it for several other apps which make my work and life easier… Waiting to see the time when Android is simpler to setup and updates are rolled out faster… then maybe I will rethink. +2 Pedro Taquelim Πριν από 2 ώρες Step 5. Switch back to iPhone. Mocusfocus Shpokus Πριν από 2 ώρες NO WAY! Kwame Owusu Πριν από 2 ώρες faster? You are kidding, right? zainal ahmad Πριν από 1 ώρα Samsung galaxy S4 was great. Emil Kristensen Πριν από 1 ώρα I've been happy with iOS for a while, and recently i bought an iPhone. What I dislike about Android is their enormous screens and their lack of software updates. Toma Aurelian Πριν από 1 ώρα so...what about the applications purchased from apple store...i have to buy them again? +1 Ionut Inteleptu Πριν από 1 ώρα Mr. Eric, I'm glad you did this guide, now I am sure your "friends" are not very smart. Instead of writing a long post people should understand this. 1. Nothing comes for free! Instead, users by storing their data in the cloud Google can sell ads better, making Google more profitable. Google has most of the revenues from selling ads, not from making users happy. 2. Anyone would use an iPhone if the price would be low enough, forget about Android. 3. Flagship Android phones never receive the latest software updates, unless those are sold by Google. In general the user experience in anything like Galaxy S4 is way lower than an iPhone 4S!!!!! forget about comparing to iPhone 5 or higher. 4. Android phones are not faster than an iPhone, not even the Nexus 5. 5. Android is a poorly designed OS, it needs a lot of time to become something good, but at that time it will be called Google and not Android anymore. I don't want to speak about my experience with LG G2, Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, Nexus 7(2013), you got it, I switched back to iPhone 5S and Ipad Air and I am so happy. Bogdan Nafornita Πριν από 1 ώρα I just bought a Note 3. What I like about Android is their enormous, beautiful screens and their lack of meaningless, annual, barely incremental, irrelevant, software updates. +1 Jesal Mehta Πριν από 1 ώρα Bogdan - I like the part where you said "their lack of meaningless, annual, barely incremental, irrelevant, software updates" Howlarious!!! Anas Albarouki Πριν από 1 ώρα I have a problem in transferring my iTunes library because Google music is not supported in Dubai..please Google Page 30 of 33
  31. 31. Google+ 11/25/13, 11:26 90% of people here are using Android meanwhile iOS is fully supported Manuel Espinoza Πριν από 1 ώρα +Jiří Šrámek me too Ivo Ivanov Πριν από 1 ώρα +Dean Wallace thats right, it is too much for us to do this steps and move to android... that's NOT gonna happen ! I wil see you all coming back to iPhone after couple of mounts, or when your AT&T plan ends. Have a nice "testing / setting things up" Christmas time. :-) Jean duduf Πριν από 1 ώρα You say Android is more intuitive than iOS ???? did you use iOS ? Android is not intuitive at all ! one of the big Apple quality is to make intuitive apps, the know how to do that, the fist mac was intuitive, and the last OS is stil intuitive. Ivo Ivanov Πριν από 1 ώρα +Ionut Inteleptu :-) Mee too ! Rajan Kumthekar Πριν από 1 ώρα Great Tutorial ;-) nithish kp Πριν από 1 ώρα Why they missed Sony Xperia Series !!?? Hend Farid Πριν από 59 λεπτά I have moved from iPhone (3G) to the Google G1 by HTC when it was first released five years ago... Been with Android ever since! Android rock and rules :) Luis Camacho Πριν από 54 λεπτά This is funny but yet useful .... Péter Gervai Πριν από 51 λεπτά +Jean duduf by the way "intuitive" does not mean "familiar". You seem to mix up the two: you are familiar with iOS so Android seems unfamilar to you. It doesn't matter it's not intuitive. In fact I'm using Android on my phones and when I have to do smoething on an iPhone I usually struggle to find things; it is not that iOS is not intuitive, it's just that it's not familar to me. Frank Ritter Πριν από 48 λεπτά Thank you for this guide, sir. I think, however, you should have an honest talk with the Android team. An easy to use migration tool integrated into the next OS iteration would be highly appreciated. Raymond Wong Πριν από 48 λεπτά the two step authentication is free? when i try to register, it says standard messaging rate apply. does it charge me for every single code sent? Walter Brewster Πριν από 43 λεπτά 2 things: - Airplay and iTunes Match William Beh Πριν από 41 λεπτά Page 31 of 33
  32. 32. Google+ 11/25/13, 11:26 I like Android, but what Android 4.3 / 4.4, my Samsung Galaxy S3 still on 4.1.2 and Note 8 still on 4.2.2. Get manufacturer to keep up with the updates. Dirk Bremer Πριν από 32 λεπτά I still don't get the message, why I should change my save and well functioning iPhone to an unsave (stolen) and fragmented OS like Android. Sorry guys. Come up with something better (without stolen parts in the OS) and I might consider... You can do that - I know, because the products in your core business are excellent. +2 Jimmy Biscotto Πριν από 24 λεπτά He wrote the false (iPhone 5s is faster than any smartphone in the market right now). But he can't admit it: prior to his consciousness comes Google. Kashyap Todi Πριν από 22 λεπτά I logged onto Google+ just to say this - BOLLOCKS! Gerhard Torges Πριν από 21 λεπτά How do I make all my paid iPhone apps run on an Android phone, +Eric Schmidt? Gerhard Torges Πριν από 18 λεπτά And BTW: I don't want everything to "be in the cloud" — how do I set up Android to behave accordingly? Aditya Shanbhag Πριν από 16 λεπτά Nice tutorial.Apple Sucks Janaki Sheth Πριν από 15 λεπτά +Péter Gervai You shouldn't assume things. I ask these questions because no one bothers to ask these questions. People have very short memories when it comes to capitative multi-touch smartphones. Before iPhones, there were ZERO capitative multi-touch smartphones. Everybody (and that included Mr. Chairman here) were trying to ape the Blackberry OS. After iPhone, everyone started using the exact same multi-touch technologies that Apple used in the iPhones and that Apple had patented. What would an Android smartphone look like without the Steve Jobs multitouch technology? Imagine that some start-up started using the Google PageRank search technology (without permission or compensation) and claimed that it is better than Google because there is less advertisement and no privacy issues. How do you think Mr. Chairman is going to react? +1 ma marvin Πριν από 11 λεπτά so cute Marcello Konings Πριν από 10 λεπτά Well written! Verry usefull! Almir Smajlovic Πριν από 9 λεπτά Then download +Ingress from Play Store and go out and have some fun. (Join Enlightened) :) Marc Voogt Πριν από 6 λεπτά Now make sure you services are available everywhere, a lot of people can't even buy apps (they don't want illegal downloads on their phones) because there are no Google Play cards and they don't own a creditcard. Furthermore, Google Now is in beta mode for way too long and does not work with talkback in a lot of countries. Those would be my reasons getting back to iOS. Harry Kappos Πριν από 43 δευτερόλεπτα To make that switch you must have had a brain seizure !!! Page 32 of 33
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