Thinking about buy the new Droid, Coming from iPhone, have TONS of questions.

iphonemilk

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Hey everyone, I have a ton of questions.

I'm a gadget lover, not an iPhone "fanboy" Though I have stuck with the iPhone for all 3 verisions now, and currently hold a 3Gs, this is only due to the fact that i love gadgets and the iPhone has been the best choice up till what i THINK is now, the new Android 2.0 direction is looking great, and the Droid phone has great hardware features...

So before i'm convinced and switch over, i have some Questions about the Android OS in general. I hope someone can help me with.

1. Right now if my iPhone crashes, or i have to restore it i have no stress in the world because i have my iPhone backed up, literally everything is backed up. So i just hit restore and boom it's back.

Is there a similar function so that if my phone crashes... that will keep things backed up and synced so i won't lose anything?

I don't want to have to reinstall Apps, put back on my music, and sync my contacts again, i'm asking if there's a one stop shop solution to that?


2. Open Development, everyone always says that Android is an OPEN Os right?

So here's an example to why i'm trying to get the right idea about this.

Right now on my iPhone i can record video and upload it via the youtube App.

i noticed that the DROID can do the same thing. Here's my question in relation to open development. is there an App that allowes me to upload those videos at HIGH Quality to youtube instead of crunched down low quality? because right now on my iPhone when it uploads it;s low quality.
So does the open development side of Android allow for ways to get around that and upload at high quality?

3. How cutomizable is the UI with themes and such? i can't find any good videos anywhere on this. or information

I think i'll stop right here actually and wait for some people to answer before i ask more questions.


Thanks! :p
 

mills1540

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Hey everyone, I have a ton of questions.

I'm a gadget lover, not an iPhone "fanboy" Though I have stuck with the iPhone for all 3 verisions now, and currently hold a 3Gs, this is only due to the fact that i love gadgets and the iPhone has been the best choice up till what i THINK is now, the new Android 2.0 direction is looking great, and the Droid phone has great hardware features...

So before i'm convinced and switch over, i have some Questions about the Android OS in general. I hope someone can help me with.

1. Right now if my iPhone crashes, or i have to restore it i have no stress in the world because i have my iPhone backed up, literally everything is backed up. So i just hit restore and boom it's back.

Is there a similar function so that if my phone crashes... that will keep things backed up and synced so i won't lose anything?

I don't want to have to reinstall Apps, put back on my music, and sync my contacts again, i'm asking if there's a one stop shop solution to that?


2. Open Development, everyone always says that Android is an OPEN Os right?

So here's an example to why i'm trying to get the right idea about this.

Right now on my iPhone i can record video and upload it via the youtube App.

i noticed that the DROID can do the same thing. Here's my question in relation to open development. is there an App that allowes me to upload those videos at HIGH Quality to youtube instead of crunched down low quality? because right now on my iPhone when it uploads it;s low quality.
So does the open development side of Android allow for ways to get around that and upload at high quality?

3. How cutomizable is the UI with themes and such? i can't find any good videos anywhere on this. or information

I think i'll stop right here actually and wait for some people to answer before i ask more questions.


Thanks! :p

1. Yes you can back up your phone. Heard theres even going ot be a feature where if you sync to your pc and someone steals it you can pretty shut it down so they cant use it. Also heard that youll be able to track your phone via gps w google maps as well. 2 high quality videos i dont know about that. You will prolly have to wait till they get that adobe flash update everyone is talking about. But the video camera captures dvd quality videos so the videos should look good. 3 Android is fully customizable. I sell phones for a living and i liked the iphone but been more of a htc and blackberry guy and im switching to the droid. There isnt really anything you can do on the iphone that you cant on the droid but there are things you can do on the droid that you cant on the iphone. Android is the future of phones.
 

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