Another Iphone user thinking of switching. What do IPhone users miss the most?

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I have had several people at work get a nexus one recently and I have played with it just a little bit. I am wondering what former iPhone users miss the most? I have heard that a lot of popular apps are not available yet. I have several espn apps that i use a ton, and I think I would really miss them.

Also I have loved the iphone UI, and I have had my phone jailbroken in the past so I was able to run several apps at once. I also love having an my itunes music available, although the iPhone is the only device I have used with iTunes.

I guess I would also love to know what former iPhone users like the most after switching?

Now that I can get the Nexus One for Att network the 3G thing is taken care of I have one less hurdle and one more reason to get it. The screen is awesome and I love the look and feel of the N1 as well.

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EZ
 

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I'll be picking mine up in the morning and I already know the apps is one thing I can think of that I will miss. Since I recently switched my Yahoo mail (of 10+ yrs) over to gmail a week before I even knew I was going to purchase the n1, I'm set and won't have too many issues with setting up other mail.
 

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There are several programs for PC or Mac that will allow you to sync your itunes with android. One of those is DoubleTwist, which is what I used on my macbook. However, I decided I don't need to carry around all of my music on my SD card since I only have an 8GB card and my music took up over 6 of it. This left little room for video or backups. What I did is upload my music to moozone and I can stream my music via wifi or 3g whenever I want. You can even set playlists straight from the device or on-line. It gives you 2GB free and it works very well.
I have a SportsTab widget that updates me on scores. I like that. If you wanted something more like gamecast, I would look into the individual devices. MLB has their own app, as well as NBA.
 

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Thanks for the heads up on the iTunes, I have a PC not a mac however, but I know what to look for. I am using SFC and the bracket challenge from ESPN right now, and I know I will miss those. However, new apps are coming out for android every day so hopefully it won't be to long until most of the apps I love are ported over. I heard gaming is not nearly as good on the nexus one, but I am not a big time gamer. However, my kids may be a bit dissapointed.

I am a heavy google user, and I have heard that the google integration is awesome so I will look forward to that.

Oh yea and I just pulled the trigger and ordered mine. Nice that they overnight it for free.

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Excellent! The price they charge, I'm sure the overnight is included... hehe.

You should have yours Tuesday, no later than Wednesday. Enjoy. We'll be learning together.
 

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Yea, well if I love it, I can sell my iPhone 3gs 32gb and come out a little ahead. I am excited, hopefully tuesday it arrives. I was not up for a carrier subsidy so I would be paying full price even if ATT had it. And at least ATT will not be messing with the OS like they did with the backflip.
 

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I'll be picking mine up in the morning and I already know the apps is one thing I can think of that I will miss. Since I recently switched my Yahoo mail (of 10+ yrs) over to gmail a week before I even knew I was going to purchase the n1, I'm set and won't have too many issues with setting up other mail.
Should have known you'd be getting one Duvi :D I'm on the fence at the moment (current BB user) so please share your thoughts after you've had some, uh, personal time ;)
 

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Things I miss most about my 3GS:

? Copy and Paste. Android has it, but it's nowhere near as nice as the iPhone.
? Keyboard. I can type way faster on my 3GS.
? Push Yahoo! email. Actually I don't really care for email at all on my Nexus One and that's a big turnoff.
? Voice control over Bluetooth.
? Camera. The iPhone's 3MP camera takes better quality pics than my Nexus One's 5MP camera.
? Music controls on the lockscreen or within any app.
? Official Skype app.

That's all I can think of now. But I still don't regret getting the Nexus One. It's a fantastic phone. I love the screen! The speed of the dragon, the feel, the looks, the notifications, the trackball, speech to text whenever the keyboard pops up, the openness of Android and so much more.
 
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I always hear the Bluetooth voice control, but honestly, if you're near the phone it'll pick it up. I have none on the dash and I hit search, Mic, navigate to blah and boom maps opens up with navigation. Bluetooth headset on, doesn't use it and it works. If you want to keep it on your pocket, I can see the gripe. This was a feature I had on my LG Dare, and I liked it, but it didn't work all the time due to my crappy bluetooth. I typed this on my phone relatively quickly, N1 should be better to type than my hero. Copy and paste works fine with the trackball.
 

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syncing my music library with my itunes and having the audio files bookmarked. I could use doubletwist, but it does not sync bookmarks.
I put 30 pin ipod connectors in all my cars, so using the nexus to listen to music is hard. When I had the iphone it worked out well, now I just carry and iPod and my Nexus.
 
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The apps. Take it from someone(me) who has left the iPhone for an Android device twice, only to come back to the iPhone because of the quality APPS!
 

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Biggest gripe for me was the Bluetooth Voice Control. Apple got this one right. I drive a considerable amount in Atlanta traffic. Even picking the phone up is not a great idea. Touching my Jawbone Icon voice dial button and being able to get anyone in my contacts list without having to confirm or press "OK" is a must have feature. Even being able to dial by just saying the number is nice as well. If Google can do navigation as well as they have, they can easily implement this in a software update. It is needed.
 

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I really miss music controls within apps and on the lockscreen by double tapping the home button on the iPhone. Music is sometimes a pain on the Nexus.
 

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you can add a music widget to your homescreen and the headphones have inline controls.
just sayin'

I saw one app that did that, but it costs money and I can't try it out. If you can provide me with a free option that would be great.

And a lot of times I don't use headphones for my music. I just use the speaker.
 

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Things I miss most about my 3GS:

• Copy and Paste. Android has it, but it's nowhere near as nice as the iPhone.
• Keyboard. I can type way faster on my 3GS.
• Push Yahoo! email. Actually I don't really care for email at all on my Nexus One and that's a big turnoff.
• Voice control over Bluetooth.
• Camera. The iPhone's 3MP camera takes better quality pics than my Nexus One's 5MP camera.
• Music controls on the lockscreen or within any app.
• Official Skype app.

That's all I can think of now. But I still don't regret getting the Nexus One. It's a fantastic phone. I love the screen! The speed of the dragon, the feel, the looks, the notifications, the trackball, speech to text whenever the keyboard pops up, the openness of Android and so much more.

I'd agree with this and add a few of my own.

  • Kindle app
  • Tomtom
  • Battery lasting me at least 6 hours. (iphone with incase power case lasted me 16 hours)

I love the interface of android but still carry my iPhone with me for music, podcasts, kindle (books), and gps navigation.

Hopefully there will be a good kindle app, a nice external battery sleeve, and more accurate Google maps. (Google navigation is yet to get me anywhere close to my location. in fact, often times on the last set of instructions it says to go the opposite way of tom tom on my iPhone). Google, look at the exchange/email integration of the iPhone. It's very well done/complete. You half-assed it and expected us to be happy with it. Sure it pushes email in your inbox, but what about other folders, calenders, and tasks. I paid full price for this phone and then had to pay $20 for touchdown just so I could have exchange support that didn't make me cry. Though I will admit that Google calender sync works great for syncing my personal calender, work calender, and gmail calender all into one. I have an exchange server at work and at home. I was able to add both exchange servers on my nexus one. This is a great feature but Google just needs to make the rest usable.

Double twist is a great replacement for iTunes for both the PC and the mac as I have both.
 
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I saw one app that did that, but it costs money and I can't try it out. If you can provide me with a free option that would be great.

And a lot of times I don't use headphones for my music. I just use the speaker.

there is a free widget that comes with the Nexus.
 

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