So as part of its massive worldwide effort to wow iPhone users with its latest Galaxy S III handset, Samsung has not only kickstarted the biggest marketing campaign in its history, but also partnered with software maker Media Mushroom Applications on an app that makes it easy to bring users’ iTunes and iOS data over to the Galaxy family of smartphones and tablets…

It’s called Easy Phone Sync and works over a USB connection to transfer music from your iTunes library over to a Galaxy device, in addition to movies, podcasts and other media and underlying meta data.

Easy Phone Sync is available for download free of charge over at Google’s Play Store. An accompanied Mac/PC client is also required.

It’s a clever move by the South Korean conglomerate, I’ll give them that. Those who are thinking of jumping ship could be deterred from making a switch as they’ve invested into the iOS ecosystem.

That said, providing a tool to make the transition as easy and painless as possible may help Sammy win a few Apple fans here and there.

The rest of us will have our next iPhone, thank you.

Disclaimer: yes, this is still an iOS-focused blog, we just thought you should know about this.

  • Or our Windows Phone 8’s 🙂

  • skychet

    There are also a lot of other apps that do the same thing. I used DoubleTwist when I had my Droid (wi-fi syncing too if I remember right). Don’t worry I have my iPhone 4S now and not going anywhere else soon 🙂

  • Not available in the Netherlands.

  • I had a Galaxy Note for 2 months, tried to use every software available to make that kickass screen look more and act more like iOS but it just wasn’t worth it, iOS + Lion is just unbeatable. Although I do receive 3 times all my notifications, iPhone + iPad + Macbook Pro LOL #firstworldproblems

    • Xavier du Coudray

      You know, that is so true, the notification thing… Imagine iOS7 – now iOS knows which device you are currently using, and only delivers notification to that one (unless told to deliver to all devices) – and if you’re not using any devices at any given time, then the notification goes to all devices… that would be so awesome, right? *dreams*

      • Send it in… I know with iOS 6 they’re using iCloud to sync what notifications have been read.

      • This is actually genius! Now go make a jailbreak and Mac tweaks please 🙂 we love you devs

      • I think this issue has been resolved in iOS 6. If you’ve got an iPad and iPhone, the notifications hit iCloud and are synced across devices when read on one device. If that’s what you’re referring to.

    • buy a galaxy note 2 and want it to act like and iOS device it’s just a lil retard, why not buy an iPhone for once instead of making all that trouble?
      Galaxy Note is android, iPhone is iOS, do not mix things..

      • but you know that a lot of people who use iOS are so used to the system that in the end they grow tired of trying tweaking on an android making it look as good as the iphone, so they switch back to iOS’s devices, right?

  • Reminds me of Apple’s super useful Migration Assistant. Not that I personally ever needed it.

    • HK

      Yes! They copy Apple in every way.

  • Kok Hean

    AirBlue Sharing 🙂

  • Please give us the old disqus back…:|

    • Well_Said

      No I like this one

    • MagicDrumSticks

      Agreed

  • Well_Said

    Android sux

  • Good thing that I only have to copy my songs every time I buy a new phone ;D

  • …..UK only…..

  • Samsung has a nice phone and android has some great features,however,they will never beat apple at one simple thing that makes ios better in my opinion and that is style

  • insp1112

    Thanks! Samsung! Know people can move to ios from your shitty abomination!

    • maurid

      Actually, it is mainly the other way round, retard.

  • hahahahahahaha!!!!

    “That said, providing a tool to make the transition as easy and painless as possible may help Sammy win a few Apple fans here and there.

    The rest of us will have our next iPhone, thank you.

    Disclaimer: yes, this is still an iOS-focused blog, we just thought you should know about this.”

  • Thanks Samsung, but no thanks 🙂 I am not paying for s3 and doing this because 1. The next Iphone is coming soon and 2. Because it’s more expensive than the cheapest iPhone 4s (Sweden price)

    • Hyr3m

      That’s because the sgs3 is not an entry-level phone like the iPhone4S is.

      • Oh, but still, they advertise it here more and more, the S3, and people are more and more convinced to buy it…

      • Hyr3m

        And rightly so. I just bought it and it’s half a decade ahead of anything from Apple. Apple is doomed unless it starts actually upgrading its devices to the latest technology instead of always going for the lame “as small an upgrade as possible”.

  • Kevin Sauer

    as a long time reader that is gearing up to make the switch to android, I appreciate this article.

  • lol the galaxy siii hasnt surprised me

  • Wael Abdo

    next ad will be, “we will switch your iPhone for a galaxy s3 for free!!!”

    • MohzeenHansrod

      They switched iPhones for Galaxies once upon a time, if I remember correctly…

  • 3aloo1

    Oh no interesting comments mmmm….. POTATO!

  • Samrat Kafle

    Potato ” actually its giant potato”