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- I have been a confirmed mac user for many years. I just had my iphone pinched and decided it was time to get out of prison! I got an unlocked samsung galaxy s2 and I'm swimming in information and a brand new language. I need a lot of help. Particulary syncing my android with my macbookpro: music, photos, contacts calendar. Some I can do through my google acct but not all.01-08-2012 03:44 PM
- Hi I hope someone can help me my husbund has a Motorola Droid and I have a I phone cant update for a year,the problem is that my husbund bought me a kindlefire and I like to play some games on facebook but when I try to install them it says I dont have know device how can my husund put his android information on my kindle so I can get to the market please help03-02-2012 11:05 PM
- 06-17-2012 10:33 AM
- Really glad that I came across this on this forum just digging around, very well written!! 1 week ago today I jumped ship from a iPhone 3GS to a HOX!! I love this thing, just when I think I'm good on knowledge for awhile, I find more stuff that these phones can do!! Also thank you everyone on here for being so helpful!!
Sent from my HTC One X using Android Central Forums09-03-2012 12:33 AM
- So glad this thread is here. I'm thinking of not getting the new iphone in favor of the Galaxy S III. I'm sold on the features 100%. My real question comes down to using an Android phone with an Apple computer. What's it like using an Android phone with a Macbook? And how does all of that work?
Thanks in advance for any tips and suggestions.09-24-2012 01:37 PM
- Thank you for this---just discovered after using Samsung Infuse 4G for a year! My biggest problem, as a Mac user, is inability to upgrade firmware. I still have stock, 2.2.1, 1997UCKH1, and am stymied. ATT store cannot help. Samsung does not seem to offer a workaround. Do you know one? I was just trying to download new app, Google Field Trip to my phone and received error message that the app was not compatible with my device; Same for Watch/ESPN. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!09-29-2012 09:49 AM
- I don't understand all this business about being locked into iTunes music, you have access to just as much music with your iPhone as with your Android phone. You don't have to download from iTunes if you don't want to, you can import all the music you want to your library. Just moved to Android and I'll be sticking with iTunes (as well as having my library uploaded to Google Music), easy way to organize and play music on your computer.
I think the argument over visual voicemail stems a difference in what people think visual voicemail is. Thanks but I don't need to look at someones picture when listening to voicemail, what I want is to not have to dial a number and listen to a robot tell me the phone numbers (that I haven't memorized) that have left me messages, I want instant access to a list of names with the date they left the message. That's the visual voicemail that launched with the iPhone, I'm still not sure if I can do that on my Nexus 4, anyone want to help out an Android noob?
Your section on the screen should be removed. First, the screen you get will depend on the handset not the operating system, there are many Android phones that have awful displays. Second, while it's true that OLEDs don't have a backlight, and darker images will help preserve the battery, it's also true that OLEDs are young tech and still notoriously power hungry.
Some parts of this post seem like an honest attempt to help an iPhone get used to Android, but others seem like biased iPhone bashing and I think they need revision.
From a new user's perspective, best thing about Android so far:
New 4.2 (swype-style) stock keyboard, I was worried about typing with one hand on such a big phone but this thing is great. Still a little shaky but getting quicker, also it's just fun.11-19-2012 09:24 PM
- I bought a Galaxy S3 but am about to sell it and go back to my iPhone 4! With the hugely disappointing original keyboard, the browser's inability to understand webpage column widths, Music Hub, the ugly alien which shows every time I type a smile, and the occasional crash, it's a fairly depressing experience. I would only use Galaxy S3 if I had 50 spare hours and a desire to learn how to make it work properly. If I did have 50 spare hours and that desire, it would probably be awesome. But time is scarce.11-24-2012 03:04 PM
- I sure hope I'm posting this in the right place.
My wife and I have been very long-term iPhone users. Actually Apple users in general.
We do not have a PC in the house.
Both of us have an iMac as our primary computers. So some of these instructions confuse me. They seem to be oriented towards people with PCs.
We have also just purchased two new Note 2 phones, and couldn't be any happier or excited. Our iPhones have become so stale and boring and the first time I put my hands on a Note 2, I knew I had to have it. But we are having issues syncing everything.
Alright, so I want to continue to use my iMac and iPad. The iPhones are going away.
My main mobile device will be the Note 2. And I will not be using my iPhone 5 any longer, so nothing needs to sync to it.
What I want is to sync my contacts from my iMac to my Note 2 and then keep them synced between my iMac, Note 2 and iPad.
I've tried installing from my iphone the caldev and carddev accounts - and I've also tried doing it from the Mac.
It wasn't working no matter what I tried to do. Finally, I found an answer. The problem was in the length and complexity of my password to Google.
Here is the URL that explains it nicely.
Now, if I add a contact on one device it syncs across all of them.
What I can't seem to make happen is to get all of my current contacts from my Mac on to Google contacts so it will sync to my Note 2.
***And just figured that out too. Google has made lots of changes recently. Here is exactly how to do it. And it is VERY easy and fast. Now all devices including my iMac, iPads, and my incredible Note 2 are all syncing effortlessly using Google as the cloud without having to use any extra software or paying anything.
The changeover to my Note 2 is progressing very nicely now. The iPhone is becoming a distant memory. :-)02-16-2013 11:45 PM
- Having everything from Apple, Mac/Time Capsule/Apple TV/iPad mini/iPhone 5, I'm going for the challange. Beeing bored by IOS and disapointed after the introduction of the iPhone 5S/IOS7, I pre ordered the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
I was worried about the switch but this thread helped al lot! Thanks for that!
Getting my Note 3 on 9-27!
If anyone has more tips for me, that would be great!09-17-2013 05:41 AM
- Hi, I'm an iOS user considering his first Android tablet and have a very basic newbie-type question re apps. With iOS there are apps designed to run on iPhones or iPads, or both. It is usually clearly indicated which type they are. On Android I see no such distinction. Are Android apps 'one-size-fits-all' or are there different versions for phones and tablets? I would appreciate any help you can give in this area...along with tolerance of a very new user.09-24-2013 10:31 AM
- Having made the change to android some time ago the one most infuriating thing is the updates. I have a Galaxy IIS which Is a good phone and meets my needs but I am very tired of the bloat ware that comes on it from ATT and the lag in OS software updates. I am considering returning to the Iphone to be in line with the rest of the family and simple ease of use with updates. I have to admit though that this phone is far tougher than any iphone I have had.11-06-2013 03:59 AM
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