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  1. DuStU's Avatar
    Quick question...im also coming from am iphone. Whenever i get photos I have to download them. Any way I can change that or is that just how it is with android?
    Whenever you get photos from where?

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    04-26-2013 09:03 AM
  2. EverNap's Avatar
    The iPhones are really great phones, especially the 5,,,, but after a short time with the S4 your going to discover how much Apple has fallen back in the last few years,,, it's really a bit sad these days to compare the ip5 to the Note 2, GS3 and the upcoming S4.

    It takes a small very easy bit of adjustment going from iOS to Android, but after you make the adjustment and get comfortable with Android picking up and playing with an iphone feels like very limited ancient technology.
    Is it the same with not-so-tech-savvy people too? I always thought that most people who are not power users, and who don't tinker with their phone much, won't be able to utilize/experience all the features/flexibility that the Android OS provides, so wouldn't they be better off with a more stable, fool-proof OS like iOS?
    Cheers
    04-26-2013 12:02 PM
  3. Wilbur's Avatar
    Quick question...im also coming from am iphone. Whenever i get photos I have to download them. Any way I can change that or is that just how it is with android?
    I like this "having to download" feature. When an image comes in email usually you see it sized to your screen similar to a thumbnail image. By downloading you are saving the original file size to the phone not just a thumbnail-sized image.
    04-26-2013 12:29 PM
  4. daveale's Avatar
    Just started using S4 today. Coming from iPhone as was a bit fed up with Apple...
    Biggest problem I'm having is the lag when looking through email! Every time I open a mail I see the 'loading' symbol which is frankly irritating and having checked out the S4 specs before changing, not expected.
    Is this normal in Android?
    Want to give the phone more time but phone lag is a real turn-off.
    Appreciate your thoughts...
    04-26-2013 02:36 PM
  5. idoesdroid's Avatar
    Thanks very much ladies and gents! I've been nervous about using my 2-year contract. I hate those things... But I may just do it. The one thing I really like is that you can always upgrade your memory by adding a SD card! But I did notice on ATTs website there's no 32gb model? Is it only going to be a 16? I thought there was a 32. Anyways, yes I've been nervous about the switch cause its two different worlds. Only thing though I've herd it feels kind of cheap with it being a plastic via apple has the glass and such. But that doesn't bother me too much. Does google moniter their apps? Like apple does, in other words just worried about viruses and such. And what do you guys think was the hardest (users who were using th iPhone) thing to do from going to iPhone to andriod or what was the things you had to get used too.
    I think the 32GB model is being released a little later but it should be available soon. Can't remember where I saw that at so, I would have to search again to confirm.

    I've played with a lot of different phones over the years, both Android and iOS and from my experience, it's not that difficult to make the adjustment. I know that a lot of people complain that the TouchWiz UI from Samsung is bloated and sucks. However, I think it's a great UI for a first time Android user because it contains useful information on how to navigate on the device and how to access their special functions. It pops up as necessary and you can easily disable them when you don't need it anymore. Suffice it to say, I've been quite impressed with the feature even though I'm an experienced Android user. I've turned two former iPhone users to the S3 several months back and they love it. I'm sure the TouchWiz UI on the S4 won't be much different.

    On the malware monitoring question - I don't have a good answer for you but as long as you use common sense and only install trusted apps from the Google Store, you don't have much to worry about. Also, just be sure not to enable the device option to install apps from unknown sources. This is off by default so, not much to worry about either.
    04-26-2013 02:39 PM
  6. duchung95's Avatar
    What do you mean? Do you want to transfer the photo from your Android devices to your laptop?
    If you want so, just dowload the Dropbox app on playstore for your Android and download a version for laptop. make an account and log in dropbox in your phone and your laptop. Now whenever you take picture, the picture will automatic transferto your phone. Is it help?
    04-26-2013 02:52 PM
  7. duchung95's Avatar
    Quick question...im also coming from am iphone. Whenever i get photos I have to download them. Any way I can change that or is that just how it is with android?
    Just download dropbox on your computer and your android phone and you will figure it down what next
    04-26-2013 02:54 PM
  8. worknman's Avatar
    Thanks very much ladies and gents! I've been nervous about using my 2-year contract. I hate those things...
    Honestly? If you're just wanting to try out Android, I might start out with a 16gb Nexus 7 tablet. Those things are $200, and if you don't like it, you can always sell it. That wold get your feet wet with Android, and is a lot less riskier than signing a 2-year contract.

    As for viruses (your other question), Google does not have humans that vet apps, but they do have automated processes that scan for malware. Malware does happen every once in awhile, but it's very rare, and is usually removed immediately after it is discovered. But you also get to see a list of permissions that the app needs when you install it. So, if you're about to install a game that wants permission to make phone calls, that should be a red flag What I do is mostly stick with apps that are recommended by friends, and sites like this.
    Hiruki91 likes this.
    04-26-2013 04:34 PM
  9. Hiruki91's Avatar
    Thank you! Someone made a comment on a thread saying that you can upgrade the memory by a micro SD, BUT you cannot use it to store apps or anything that's manditory by the phone. You can only use the internal memory for that. Is that true? Is the SD card only good for pictures, songs and such?
    04-26-2013 04:59 PM
  10. worknman's Avatar
    Thank you! Someone made a comment on a thread saying that you can upgrade the memory by a micro SD, BUT you cannot use it to store apps or anything that's manditory by the phone. You can only use the internal memory for that. Is that true? Is the SD card only good for pictures, songs and such?
    Yup, I think that's the gist of it, although I wouldn't be surprised if there weren't some sort of hack to get around this
    04-26-2013 05:26 PM
  11. Hiruki91's Avatar
    Yup, I think that's the gist of it, although I wouldn't be surprised if there weren't some sort of hack to get around this
    Ill have to probably wait for the 32, haha. Or look to see if there are hacks, cause that really sucks :/
    04-26-2013 05:34 PM
  12. dk2463's Avatar
    I lived in iPhone for 5 years and I found it hard to move over but not impossible and thoroughly worth it. The iPhone photos and music are so proprietary...just get a good app like Easy Phone Transfer and iSyncr if you have pictures and music...once you get them converted over, it's pure heaven.
    04-26-2013 06:40 PM
  13. ITS ME DAVID's Avatar
    Just started using S4 today. Coming from iPhone as was a bit fed up with Apple...
    Biggest problem I'm having is the lag when looking through email! Every time I open a mail I see the 'loading' symbol which is frankly irritating and having checked out the S4 specs before changing, not expected.
    Is this normal in Android?
    Want to give the phone more time but phone lag is a real turn-off.
    Appreciate your thoughts...
    Welcome to android lol
    04-27-2013 03:32 AM
  14. Dreamliner330's Avatar
    Just started using S4 today. Coming from iPhone as was a bit fed up with Apple...
    Biggest problem I'm having is the lag when looking through email! Every time I open a mail I see the 'loading' symbol which is frankly irritating and having checked out the S4 specs before changing, not expected.
    Is this normal in Android?
    Want to give the phone more time but phone lag is a real turn-off.
    Appreciate your thoughts...
    I'll be curious to see the answers on this. I've thought about defecting to the iPhone 5 (Jailbroken) for precisely this reason.
    04-27-2013 04:19 AM
  15. Wonye charles's Avatar
    The thing about Android is when you download an app from the play store whether you delete the app immediately or days after installation, it remains yours or on your account in the play store for re-installation. Therefore worrying about apps not able to download to an sd card is trivial...
    04-27-2013 11:49 AM
  16. Hiruki91's Avatar
    The thing about Android is when you download an app from the play store whether you delete the app immediately or days after installation, it remains yours or on your account in the play store for re-installation. Therefore worrying about apps not able to download to an sd card is trivial...
    So basically it's just like iTunes account? And I've boughten all my music off iTunes, is that going to be a problem putting it on to the android? Like movies, movies, photos?
    04-27-2013 12:35 PM
  17. snookasnoo's Avatar
    What extra price? Top end Android phones are as much or more than an iPhone 5.
    I would keep the iPhone 5 as a backup long enough to know you want to stick with Android.

    I think that Apple does some stuff really well but the development from other manufacturers means that the extra price of Apple products is fast becoming a waste (that is related to the Macs not the iPhone).
    I wish you luck with whatever you choose. I wouldn't recommend keeping the iPhone as a back up as it is a very expensive back up (Lanhoj did say if you can afford it so that isn't a dig at him).
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    Same with iTunes.

    The thing about Android is when you download an app from the play store whether you delete the app immediately or days after installation, it remains yours or on your account in the play store for re-installation. Therefore worrying about apps not able to download to an sd card is trivial...
    04-27-2013 12:38 PM
  18. snookasnoo's Avatar
    I would upload your iTunes music to Google Music and play it from there. Or download it to an SD card or internal memory on the phone. There are plenty of ways of using music form iTunes on an Android device.

    So basically it's just like iTunes account? And I've boughten all my music off iTunes, is that going to be a problem putting it on to the android? Like movies, movies, photos?
    04-27-2013 12:40 PM
  19. Hiruki91's Avatar
    What extra price? Top end Android phones are as much or more than an iPhone 5.
    I would keep the iPhone 5 as a backup long enough to know you want to stick with Android.

    Perfect, thank you. I'm selling my 5 cause I just found a 4s that someone gave me. But I'm definitely keeping that as a backup!

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    Same with iTunes.
    04-27-2013 12:51 PM
  20. deftonesfiend's Avatar
    Is it the same with not-so-tech-savvy people too? I always thought that most people who are not power users, and who don't tinker with their phone much, won't be able to utilize/experience all the features/flexibility that the Android OS provides, so wouldn't they be better off with a more stable, fool-proof OS like iOS?
    Cheers
    Android is ridiculously simple to deal with. Most people, coming from iPhones, over-think the layout. But, the fairest question would be, Why would you want to pay more for a phone (iPhone) that does less just because it's "fool-proof"?
    04-27-2013 01:54 PM
  21. ITS ME DAVID's Avatar
    I was hoping to get the s4 but after reading about people Complaining of the lag it has and small storage on the 16gb ill stock with my 16gb iPhone 5 maybe wait for the note 3 or something.
    04-28-2013 03:41 PM
  22. Jaimeg123prmt's Avatar
    This is so true. Always been an Apple fan and the iPhone was innovative initially, but now it's just getting dated. I truly feel it is the classy form factor thats kept it afloat.
    I think Apple phones are snappy, but I prefer android's open source any day.
    04-28-2013 04:52 PM
  23. Mellimel22's Avatar
    I'll be curious to see the answers on this. I've thought about defecting to the iPhone 5 (Jailbroken) for precisely this reason.
    If seeing loading for 0.5 seconds makes u switch then smh.

    Sent from my Sprint Galaxy Nexus rockin 4.2.2 using Tapatalk 2
    04-28-2013 05:33 PM
  24. Mellimel22's Avatar
    I was hoping to get the s4 but after reading about people Complaining of the lag it has and small storage on the 16gb ill stock with my 16gb iPhone 5 maybe wait for the note 3 or something.
    And if my Gnex runs smooth then I highly doubt the s4 or HTC one does.

    Sent from my Sprint Galaxy Nexus rockin 4.2.2 using Tapatalk 2
    04-28-2013 05:35 PM
  25. Vizjer's Avatar
    Just made the switch from iPhone 4 to Galaxy S4, and I'm loving Android. Unfortunately, I had an initial problem with receiving messages from people who I had previously conversed with via iMessage. Even after disabling the iMessage feature on my deactivated iPhone and Macbook Pro, I was still unable to receive a message from a person I previously iMessaged. After disassociating everything (i.e. accounts, program, iCloud, etc...), and also troubleshooting with AT&T and Apple at their stores, the problem seemed to fix itself over the time period. Looks like this an odd and unexpected problem that people experience when switching phones. I went over all the steps users used (including over the phone with Apple), but for me, it seems like the problem took a while to clear in Apple's ecosystem after completing these various steps.

    At the moment, much happier being more invested in the Google Atmosphere. Absolutely loving the S4, and I have been having a blast learning to navigate the Android landscape.
    BKlip and areyes163 like this.
    04-28-2013 08:40 PM
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