11-28-2017 09:40 AM
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  1. PostmanRP's Avatar
    Just ordered a Note 8 with the Best Buy Black Friday deal. I have been using iPhones for a while now. I am definitely going to miss iMessages but am excited to see what all this phone has to offer. What google apps can I use to make swapping or syncing things as painless as possible? Also is there an app that can act anything at all like iMessage? To able to send videos and stuff?
    Gray Area and Morty2264 like this.
    11-19-2017 03:46 PM
  2. Tony9ball68's Avatar
    You could use WhatsApp, I use it to send videos, photos etc
    libra89 and kevinpleasants like this.
    11-19-2017 03:52 PM
  3. mike104393's Avatar
    I use google messenger. Very similar experience as iMessage
    11-19-2017 04:00 PM
  4. aldo82's Avatar
    I use what's app to chat the most people on either iPhone or android. in fact I know a number of iPhone users that use it to chat to other iPhone users rather than iMessage
    11-19-2017 05:14 PM
  5. kj11's Avatar
    If you don't have Google photos get that on your iPhone yesterday. That's a must have.

    Also you might want to stop calling it 'Droid,' those were Verizon branded phones that are long dead 👍
    11-19-2017 08:00 PM
  6. PostmanRP's Avatar
    Haha, noted
    11-19-2017 08:14 PM
  7. PostmanRP's Avatar
    I liked 3 phones. The Note, Pixel 2xl, and LG V30. Ultimately decided on the Note. Saw someone say in comments if you prefer the Pixel camera software just get the APK. How does one go about doing such a thing?
    11-19-2017 08:22 PM
  8. Mike328's Avatar
    I liked 3 phones. The Note, Pixel 2xl, and LG V30. Ultimately decided on the Note. Saw someone say in comments if you prefer the Pixel camera software just get the APK. How does one go about doing such a thing?
    https://www.xda-developers.com/googl...ra-hdr-ported/
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-19-2017 08:28 PM
  9. DARK Vader777's Avatar
    Just ordered a Note 8 with the Best Buy Black Friday deal. I have been using iPhones for a while now. I am definitely going to miss iMessages but am excited to see what all this phone has to offer. What google apps can I use to make swapping or syncing things as painless as possible? Also is there an app that can act anything at all like iMessage? To able to send videos and stuff?
    Tango
    11-19-2017 10:34 PM
  10. DARK Vader777's Avatar
    I liked 3 phones. The Note, Pixel 2xl, and LG V30. Ultimately decided on the Note. Saw someone say in comments if you prefer the Pixel camera software just get the APK. How does one go about doing such a thing?
    I'm a limp in right here.
    My son has the V30+ I hate LG, but that V30+ was definitely an eye turner for me. My son did some comparisons, and of course the Note 8 just performed better. In another life on a planet without Samsung that V30 plus, would have been my daily driver. But back to reality. I'm a keep my eyes out for the LG V series. I may down the line pick up an unlocked version.
    11-19-2017 10:43 PM
  11. j_hansen's Avatar
    If I wasn't a Note addict the LG V30 would be my choice.
    There's a really cool video on YouTube where to guys compare it's video capabilities to a 50 grand pro camera and what they made with the V30 is just stunning, I'm sure you could do the same with a Note 8
    11-20-2017 07:25 AM
  12. Deke218's Avatar
    Moto Droid?
    11-20-2017 09:08 AM
  13. Morty2264's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums and to the world of Android!

    Yes, iMessage is certainly one of the best messaging platforms out there - I can understand why you'd miss it!

    As far as comparable messaging apps, there truly are a bunch of different messaging apps in the Google Play Store that can try to fill that void. WhatsApp was already mentioned; and Google Messenger is also a good alternative. Search through the app store to see if any stick out to you!

    One thing I will suggest is to look at the number of downloads for a specific app (messaging app and in general). Generally, if an app has 100,000 or more downloads, you can trust its legitimacy, security, and user choice/satisfaction. Read the reviews and see what others thought.

    Have fun with your new phone, and keep us updated! Enjoy your time here!
    Laura Knotek, libra89 and jimd1050 like this.
    11-20-2017 09:13 AM
  14. djrakowski's Avatar
    It sounds like you've made a great choice with the Note 8! It's the phone I'd use on my main line if I weren't using an iPhone.

    Regarding messaging apps, I'd like to add another vote for WhatsApp. It isn't particularly well-known in the US, so you may have to convince some friends to use it, but it's secure (encrypted), reliable and very similar in function to iMessage.

    Welcome to the AC forums!
    11-20-2017 12:45 PM
  15. kirksucks's Avatar
    Moto Droid?
    Yea misleading title. I thought this was going to be about leaving Samsung Note8 and going back to a Motorola Droid phone.
    11-20-2017 02:17 PM
  16. jimd1050's Avatar
    Yea misleading title. I thought this was going to be about leaving Samsung Note8 and going back to a Motorola Droid phone.
    "He-ll-O M-O-t-O!" Stupid commercials... I watch them trying to talk me into buying this phone because it's got so many attachments (granted, they all work incredibly well), I'd need a flippin' backpack to carry them all around. Yeah, just what I'm looking for in 2017!
    Jewels81 likes this.
    11-20-2017 02:28 PM
  17. libra89's Avatar
    Yea misleading title. I thought this was going to be about leaving Samsung Note8 and going back to a Motorola Droid phone.
    Remember that some people who only use iPhones and stay in the world of iOS might think that every Android phone is a Droid. Blame Motorola and Verizon for this. I have heard some people say that term today.
    11-20-2017 04:18 PM
  18. jjinal's Avatar
    I use google messenger. Very similar experience as iMessage
    Google Messenger is not similar to iMessage. It's Google's sms app.

    If you think it's similar you're not very familiar with iMessage.
    11-20-2017 05:10 PM
  19. kirksucks's Avatar
    Blackberry Messenger
    11-20-2017 06:23 PM
  20. kirksucks's Avatar
    I've never used iMessage but I'd imagine any other proprietary non SMS app that requires the other person to have the same app. Hangouts? Allo? BBM? to name a few.
    11-20-2017 06:24 PM
  21. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Just ordered a Note 8 with the Best Buy Black Friday deal. I have been using iPhones for a while now. I am definitely going to miss iMessages but am excited to see what all this phone has to offer. What google apps can I use to make swapping or syncing things as painless as possible? Also is there an app that can act anything at all like iMessage? To able to send videos and stuff?
    This one is like iMessages. Other people that have it will say signal and act like imessage, the ones on your contact list that do not have signal it will just go thru as a sms.

    Good luck on getting other people to change their sms apps though, most are not willing to change. There is nothing like imessage that will work between Android and Apple, Apple does but allow third party apps to access the default sms messages. It's worth you checking out, this is definitely like imessage for Android, not so much for Android to iPhone, but no third party app will work with iPhone for sms without jail brake.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...rime.securesms
    11-20-2017 08:39 PM
  22. PostmanRP's Avatar
    Thanks for the suggestions everyone and sorry for the confusion. Thought droid was considered short for Android
    11-20-2017 09:28 PM
  23. PostmanRP's Avatar
    Anyone have a good photo editing app they recommend? Instead of trying the APK route.
    11-20-2017 09:30 PM
  24. Almeuit's Avatar
    Blackberry Messenger
    Ew :x
    11-20-2017 10:26 PM
  25. andrew_ackley's Avatar
    Just ordered a Note 8 with the Best Buy Black Friday deal. I have been using iPhones for a while now. I am definitely going to miss iMessages but am excited to see what all this phone has to offer. What google apps can I use to make swapping or syncing things as painless as possible? Also is there an app that can act anything at all like iMessage? To able to send videos and stuff?
    Use smart switch when you setup the new phone.
    11-20-2017 10:35 PM
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