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    Default iPhone Refugee: While I Wait…

    First post!

    I've always wanted to try an Android phone ever since the Nexus One, and I knew I would only want to try the Nexus line (pure, vanilla, unaltered Android). Of course, it makes it a bit more difficult when I work for, uh, um, "a competing company". Anyway.

    All my stuff — email, contacts, calendars, notes, browser bookmarks, etc. — is on iCloud. I am an expert at that, so it's a piece of cake to get all that moved over to Gmail and its other services. Hell, I use Chrome on my Mac about 30-40% of the time, anyway. My app usage is pretty mainstream (i.e. also available on Android and, more importantly, trustworthy apps): Twitter, Amazon, eBay, Wikipedia, USA TODAY, Sportacular, USAA.

    I've read everything I can get my hands on, and watched every video tour of Jelly Bean I can find.

    I think I'm ready.

    AM I MISSING ANYTHING OBVIOUS THAT AN APPLE USER SHOULD KNOW BEFORE THEY JUMP THE FENCE?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Dangerously View Post
    First post!

    I've always wanted to try an Android phone ever since the Nexus One, and I knew I would only want to try the Nexus line (pure, vanilla, unaltered Android). Of course, it makes it a bit more difficult when I work for, uh, um, "a competing company". Anyway.

    All my stuff — email, contacts, calendars, notes, browser bookmarks, etc. — is on iCloud. I am an expert at that, so it's a piece of cake to get all that moved over to Gmail and its other services. Hell, I use Chrome on my Mac about 30-40% of the time, anyway. My app usage is pretty mainstream (i.e. also available on Android and, more importantly, trustworthy apps): Twitter, Amazon, eBay, Wikipedia, USA TODAY, Sportacular, USAA.

    I've read everything I can get my hands on, and watched every video tour of Jelly Bean I can find.

    I think I'm ready.

    AM I MISSING ANYTHING OBVIOUS THAT AN APPLE USER SHOULD KNOW BEFORE THEY JUMP THE FENCE?

    You are making it a big deal. Just pop that cherry and be merry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Dangerously View Post
    First post!

    I've always wanted to try an Android phone ever since the Nexus One, and I knew I would only want to try the Nexus line (pure, vanilla, unaltered Android). Of course, it makes it a bit more difficult when I work for, uh, um, "a competing company". Anyway.

    All my stuff — email, contacts, calendars, notes, browser bookmarks, etc. — is on iCloud. I am an expert at that, so it's a piece of cake to get all that moved over to Gmail and its other services. Hell, I use Chrome on my Mac about 30-40% of the time, anyway. My app usage is pretty mainstream (i.e. also available on Android and, more importantly, trustworthy apps): Twitter, Amazon, eBay, Wikipedia, USA TODAY, Sportacular, USAA.

    I've read everything I can get my hands on, and watched every video tour of Jelly Bean I can find.

    I think I'm ready.

    AM I MISSING ANYTHING OBVIOUS THAT AN APPLE USER SHOULD KNOW BEFORE THEY JUMP THE FENCE?
    seems like you have done your homework. by now you know that there are tons of customization. tons to play around with. you never get bored.
    good luck
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    Default Re: iPhone Refugee: While I Wait…

    Sounds about right. I have read some things lately about Iphones not letting IMs go to the new Android phone properly, might want to investigate that one. It is in the I Messenger for the issue, not android.

    Other than that, I think you will enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by piizzadude View Post
    Sounds about right. I have read some things lately about Iphones not letting IMs go to the new Android phone properly, might want to investigate that one. It is in the I Messenger for the issue, not android.

    Other than that, I think you will enjoy

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    good point. you have to do something in the phone before getting rid of it.
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    iMessage only works between iOS devices. Non iOS devices rcv it as regular sms.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
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    Quote Originally Posted by qreepii View Post
    iMessage only works between iOS devices. Non iOS devices rcv it as regular sms.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    I know that, but there have been some posts that I Messenger will not let the text go through to the new Android phone

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    Quote Originally Posted by piizzadude View Post
    I know that, but there have been some posts that I Messenger will not let the text go through to the new Android phone

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    Sounds like carrier issue... And conspiracy theoryism
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    Our settings our a touch more "confusing" for middle aged people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cnguyen0320 View Post
    Sounds like carrier issue... And conspiracy theoryism
    Ummm.....no to the conspiracy theory...

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...ng-iphone.html

    I have seen more than one of those threads littering the information superhighway
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    Quote Originally Posted by piizzadude View Post
    Ummm.....no to the conspiracy theory...

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...ng-iphone.html

    I have seen more than one of those threads littering the information superhighway
    I agree with you. I have seen many iphone convert complaint about it. Its an issue with apple thh
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    Quote Originally Posted by piizzadude View Post
    Ummm.....no to the conspiracy theory...

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...ng-iphone.html

    I have seen more than one of those threads littering the information superhighway
    Quote Originally Posted by still1 View Post
    I agree with you. I have seen many iphone convert complaint about it. Its an issue with apple thh
    Carriers deal with text sending. Otherwise it's software and then that would mean sender/receiver wouldn't be able to receive/send to anyone (or software "burps" meaning random interval). An iphone cant differentiate between a text from an iphone or android phone. They use the same code to send sms. The only time the iphone can tell if the other phone is an iphone is through imessage, and thats also only if they have it on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cnguyen0320 View Post
    Carriers deal with text sending. Otherwise it's software and then that would mean sender/receiver wouldn't be able to receive/send to anyone (or software "burps" meaning random interval). An iphone cant differentiate between a text from an iphone or android phone. They use the same code to send sms. The only time the iphone can tell if the other phone is an iphone is through imessage, and thats also only if they have it on.
    No the iMessenger service is the culprit. Apparently it adds an extra layer, and has a bug



    The Solution:

    It is a reality, not a conspiracy. I dislike iPhones a lot but I do not have to make crap up
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    I will post the solution here just in case Op came up with this issue.
    source from techcruch posted above

    Go to:
    Log in if not already logged in.
    Click on “edit products”
    Click on the “x” to the right of the product.
    Click “unregister”
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    Quote Originally Posted by piizzadude View Post
    No the iMessenger service is the culprit. Apparently it adds an extra layer, and has a bug



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    It is a reality, not a conspiracy. I dislike iPhones a lot but I do not have to make crap up
    Hmm that may be the issue but apple isn't deliberately doing this which is what some people were implying. I guess a simple fix would be to disable imessage.
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    Default Re: iPhone Refugee: While I Wait…

    Geez I'm getting the Nexus 4 and I'm currently using an iPhone

    Hope this doesn't cause a problem next week :/
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    Whatever, I never blamed Apple, just said there was an issue with iMessenger. and texts.

    No biggie
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    Quote Originally Posted by cnguyen0320 View Post
    Hmm that may be the issue but apple isn't deliberately doing this which is what some people were implying. I guess a simple fix would be to disable imessage.
    No one said Apple is deliberately doing this. everyone are pointing out the fact that its Apple/iMessage issue.
    or an issue that Apple has no control over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solutions Etcetera View Post
    When you set up iMessage with a phone number, you are attributing it to your iCloud ID. When an iMessage originates from an iDevice, it goes up to Apple's servers to first check their database to see if that number is linked to an iCloud ID. If it is, it gets forwarded to any Apple devices with that ID.

    This is how it allows you to message to/from a computer and/or without SMS fees.

    All you need to do is turn off the iMessage option in your iCloud prefs, or remove your number from your account. This isn't any different than setting up a phone to call forward, and forgetting to turn it off when you're no longer at the forwarded number. ;-)
    There is no turning off imessage option anywhere on icloud.com or from the phone

    Hope I don't run into this problem come this week with the Nexus 4
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    Default Re: iPhone Refugee: While I Wait…

    I've been a faithful iPhone user for quite sometime. I got the iPhone 5 on launch day. It's great and all... but I'm getting a little tired of iOS. Just like you, I've always been intrigued by Android. I currently have my iPhone 5 on AT&T and I will get the Nexus 4 with T-Mobile's Monthly4G $30 plan (5GB data, unlimited text, and 100 Mins). I figure for only $30 more a month, I'll have best of both worlds!

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