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First time Android user coming in from 2 years with my trusty iPhone4!
Decided to take the plunge with the SSGS3. So far no regrets.
Some things I didn't think I would like as much as I do: ability to completely customize home screen, keep apps tucked away in an app drawer and oddly enough, the back button! Gotta love the big screen, ease of assigning and getting ringtones and downloading screen savers.
Some things I miss from my iPhone4, the ability to completely back up my apps and settings (without rooting) as easily as I did with iTunes and there are some examples where not only is an app not supported for my country (Canada) for some reason (Plants vs Zombies) there are sometimes working features within the app that aren't included: ie: Mint finances, where they have a search function in iOS to add your expenditure, but with Android, you are forced to scroll through all the topics to add it to and it doesn't save your last choice like it does with iOS. Overall not deal breakers, but they are noted.
Anyways! as long as this device works as reliably as my iP4 did, I am sure I will be quite delighted!
- 08-01-2012, 01:14 PM #2
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Yeah I went from an old flip phone to ..... /facepalm an HTC Diamond Touch with Windows 6.5 or so.... what a freakin nightmare. Then I switched to BB Storm.... /secondfacepalm.... I had really wanted the iPhone when it was released but I was on contract with Telus and they weren't carrying it. So I lived through 2 ty touch phones until I got my iP4. From that point on, other smart phones are basically the same. Android over iPhone is just a matter of a more robust settings menu. and a KICK A** Screen!!!
So far the biggest blunder I have made: deleting a tonne of widgets not knowing that it deletes the apps that go with them = factory reset.
I do have one question... IS there a program or anything that can back up your non rooted phone as thoroughly as iTunes does? I am thankful enough I have synced my iMac Contacts list with my S3, and therefore synced with Google. But when you have to restore, it truly is a pain in the *** to have to reload all of your apps (including the individual settings), recreate your email settings etc.