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In an odd move, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt posted a step-by-step guide on his Google+ page yesterday, detailing how he recommends users go about switching from iPhone to Android. The guide is both lengthy and detailed.

Schmidt says his reason for posting the guide is that many of his “iPhone friends are converting to Android.” And he claims that like the folks who moved from PC to Mac and never looked back, Android users will never switch back…

Here’s an excerpt from Schmidt’s post (via MacRumors):

“Many of my iPhone friends are converting to Android.  The latest high-end phones from Samsung (Galaxy S4), Motorola (Verizon Droid Ultra) and the Nexus 5 (for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile) have better screens, are faster, and have a much more intuitive interface.  They are a great Christmas present to an iPhone user!

Here are the steps I recommend to make this switch.  Like the people who moved from PCs to Macs and never switched back, you will switch from iPhone to Android and never switch back as everything will be in the cloud, backed up, and there are so many choices for you.  80% of the world, in the latest surveys, agrees on Android.”

The rest of the post is a tutorial on how to setup a new Android device, and how to transfer over pictures, contacts, email and of course music. Schmidt also notes “be sure to use Chrome, not Safari; its safer and better in so many ways.”

Again, it’s odd that a chairman would pen a post like this, and a lot of the rhetoric comes off as defensive for a company that feels like it’s winning the war. Then again, this could be more about the holidays coming up than anything else.

Eric Schmidt was named to Apple’s board of directors in August 2006 and he remained there until he resigned from the position in late 2009 due to ‘conflicts of interest’ amidst the growing competition between the two companies.

  • Skrilla

    “Like the people who moved from PCs to Macs and never switched back” why not chromebook? cause it’s garbage just like Android

    • Yash Gorana

      I like how Schmidt posted a REALLYYY LOOOONNNNGGG ARTICLE just to explain how to port to it’s “intuitive” android xD.

      What a bullschmidt.

      • Arthur Geron

        lol true

      • Der Faust

        “What a bullschmidt”<—— now that is freaking funny right there:)

      • Really long? Must be using a very tiny/narrow screen (or the mobile website). On my 1600×900 screen, it fits in 1 view (withouth scrolling)….

      • Yash Gorana

        Yeah whatever.

    • RarestName

      He included Macs so that he won’t look biased.

      • Cameli Paulos

        just trying to get some cust for their OS but not possible

      • Liam Mulcahy

        yes.

  • R4

    I bought a HTC One when it first came out, but I swapped it back recently for an iPhone 5 and I’m never going to switch back to an android ever again. At least not as my primary device.

    • tbdm147

      I just did the same thing. I couldn’t stand it after about a month. Happy to be back on a 5!

      • mehrab

        Why couldn’t you stand it?

      • tbdm147

        Nothing worked right. Google Contact sync was terrible. Chomp SMS (made by bite SMS) didn’t have the same functionality as a jail broken iPhone. It got slower as I had it, and just didn’t feel as intuitive. I also had a ridiculous amount of problems trying to update to 4.3. I LOVED the bigger screen and speaker, though.

      • mehrab

        It was terribly laggy for me and the camera was garbage i also had issues with the hardware placement of the buttons and i disliked the gaming performance of it aswell

    • Der Faust

      same experience with a dell streak and an S4….went android twice..and returned to my trusty iphone….not a fanboy….the whole iOS thing just flat out works better…

    • Zach Karam

      Ha, I lasted 30 hrs and just couldn’t do it with the Note 3. I’m too invested in the ecosystem. Too comfortable also.

  • Dixon

    mygrandma always told me.. if you buy cheacp products you always have to buy twice..

  • Arthur Geron

    My opinon:

    Android:
    Good:
    -Faster
    -The OS is easier to modificate
    -More functions(even though most of them aren’t really that usefull)
    Bad:
    -Gets slow over time, starts to crash and glitch(due to excess of apps installed, and even if you uninstall them, some leave trash on the system or viruses).
    -Is way less secure, due to big amount of viruses on Google Play, forcing people to use a anti-virus and loose performance(it can even be hacker trough NFC).
    -Less organized

    iPhone is basically the opposite of all that.

    • Yash Gorana

      iOS.
      Extremely User-Friendly.
      No Fuss.
      Negligible amount of glitches and bugs.
      Great Ecosystem.
      Great Apps.
      Secure.
      No Filesystem 🙁
      No Modifications 🙁
      Restricted 🙁

      The last three kind of disappoint me, but i still have that one tiny ray of hope that one day Apple will add “Finder” on iOS.

      • Arthur Geron

        basically iPhone is more stable, organized, secure and beautifull for the eyes, that’s why I prefer it.

      • Yash Gorana

        Currently, iOS looks….a bit girly *THE ICONS ARRGHH*.
        I miss the glossy overlays 🙁

    • 4p0c4lyps3

      Modificate?

      • nyangejr

        yeah

      • Der Faust

        im glad someone else saw that…. 🙂

      • Arthur Geron

        I’m Brazilian, even though everyone do “typos” sometimes, people that understand that usually don’t care about it, but there are some people that just can’t.
        Anyway, just for you:
        To Modificate a Android OS:
        -Install tweaks/apps
        -Install themes
        -Enable full root access
        : )

      • Arthur Geron

        I made a mistake due to the similar word in portuguese”Modificar”, it’s false cognate, anyway, the way you expend your time is amazing.

    • R4

      The app selection on android sucks and it definitely isn’t faster. Well the iOS7 animations are slow but that’s on purpose, on a day to day basis iPhones are much faster

    • Mostly agree with you, but regarding it getting slow over time (or being less organized), don’t think that applies to pure Android since jellybean.

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        If Android wasn’t so fragmented I’d agree with you there. Although even then I’m sure Android would still have bugs since its designed to run on millions of devices. iOS only runs on Apple devices. They control the hardware, software and services meaning in short they control everything…

      • Yeah, there’s possibility of driver bugs (which may result in IR blaster problems), but don’t blame Android for that; blame the manufacturer that was silly enough not to make appropriate drivers for added non-stock-android features. Or what bugs are you referring to?

      • Arthur Geron

        Pure android is fast, just like a fresh installed windows, but the apps from google play start to slow it down over time.

      • Oh, that’s probably ’cause you installed loads of tweaking apps; apps that run in the background like Cydia tweaks. Apps like themes and widgets.

        When I install loads of tweaks from Cydia, they consume loads of RAM and make my iPhone slower. I don’t consider that as a fault in Cydia, I consider that as abuse of my freedom.

        iOS doesn’t officially give you the freedom to make your device your own, hence why you can be as careless as you wish and won’t be able to slow it down (Apple will do that with newer firmware). Android gives you that freedom (like Cydia), but you’ve got to be responsible of the functions you’re demanding from a limited-resource device.

      • Arthur Geron

        Yeah, so basically, the excessive freedom costs you performance, or give you the risk to get your smartphone infected with virus. Plus, even though some iPghones or iPod devices get a lil slower with newer iOS it take years until they can’t run newer iOS. On Android side you can find a lot of devices that stop getting firmware updates for newer OS versions because they can’t run it anymore or the makers just don’t give a shit anymore.

  • Jaime Alan Mendez Castro

    So eric are u telling me to send to the trash all those great apps that i have been buying on iTunes? Lol

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      Agreed. I have 100+ apps and I sure wont be buying them again for another mobile OS anytime soon…

  • Jerad McCarty

    What a complete moron, seriously android phones are trash, yes they have features that the iphone doesn’t have but they are features that are just gimmicky and short lived, who the hell is going to constantly waive there hands over the phone to sift through text messages. Just touch the screen and get on with it. Trash trash trash.

    • Kash Gummaraju

      Facepalm* Wave gestures are touchwiz dumbass. Schmidt uses stock android not trash Samsung or other OEM modified Android. This whole time I didn’t believe that people who believe that Android=Samsung existed. Now you just opened my eyes. This 2013 not 2009 where Samsung is the only major android OEM out there.There’s been enough articles on iDB alone to show that Android is not what Samsung showcases on its phones. Real Android is the stuff that you see on Nexus devices and android phones that have had Stock Android without any google services flashed on to them. Shortlived? That’s Samsung’s features, plus every single feature related to how the device works such as multitasking, notifications, “control center”, and parts of iOS UI are from Android. The drive for larger screens and better cameras was driven and pushed by Android OEMS and Windows phone OEMS. Yes all of it is trash but it’s not trash when Apple uses it.

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Funny you should say that since after Apple released iOS 7 with Control Centre an entire Control Centre looking identical to Apple was released in Google Play. Why would that be necessary if it came from Android in the first place…

      • Kash Gummaraju

        Customization that’s why. No one said control center was bad? Just that it comes from Android.

  • ed scott

    ‘…become slower, look worse, last shorter and get infected by malware, not to mention all the lag! And all those apps that don’t really work with the phone, and all those great tablets and computers we have so our phones feel right at home! They’re a great Christmas present for an iphone user!’
    Who is he kidding?

    • Kash Gummaraju

      No one. Look worse? What is this pre2010? All have stepped up their game and made amazing phones with amazing designs and hardware. Yes they become slower, but that happens when a phone becomes too old to be updated. For instance the iphone 4, it has the ios 7 update, but it’s super laggy and battery life is worsened. The only OS update that gradually eats away at a phone’s battery life is from Apple. Everyone else is trying to pack bigger batteries or trying to reduce battery usage with new updates, but not Apple they’re trying to make slimmer products that have terrible battery life. Infected by malware? That’s only if you pirate the app not if you legitimately buy the app and check for its rating in the play store. Lag? You speak of gingerbread and any phone that was made before 2011.

      • mehrab

        The nexus 5 lags at places. And ios 7.1 gives smooth fast performance also i have noticed much better battery life on it too. Like. 20 percent better which is actually alot like an 1-1.30 hrs

      • Kash Gummaraju

        Yeah because you have it right? You seem to have every single flagship don’t ya? what are you rich? Or are you a device reviewer? I don’t get where you get your bs info, but it’s been pretty much established that you’re a troll of sorts. I’m just trying to stop such biased comments against android especially from those who never used it or use it on a close minded basis.

      • mehrab

        It does not really matter how rich i am? Maybe my parents own a gadget store? Maybe i sell my products ro get new ones? Maybe i borrowed it from a friend,cousin,brother, for a few days. Maybe i dont like buying cars? And get electronics instead? Tbh everyone can afford them the thing is they dont feel the need for it and i do. I like carrying 3 types of phones on my pocket and dont like nike shoes? A nexus 5 costs 350 ish iphone 5s 700 ish note 3 630 ish htc one 600 ish add those up its really not a lot ans you can always sell them. I prefer 60 fps zooming in out on webpages scrolling multitasking and gaming. Android is never going to be as smooth as ios

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Theory: You paid for those phones from money Samsung gave you to bash Apple on blogs…

      • mehrab

        Noo what

      • Kash Gummaraju

        I don’t own anything Samsung.

      • felixtaf

        Am not rich, I have experienced almost every flagship (except Note 3 and N5 and Sony phones). Am not a reviewer, am a reseller. So dont judge him, based on what he say.

      • mehrab

        Exactly i started off with 3 devices an iphone 4s galaxy s3 and note 2 and i resell my phones per year with a great price and just add like 50-80 usd on the new ones so yeah i dont reeally have to be reach i basicly pay 200 usd per year for 3 new android phones :p

      • felixtaf

        iPhone 4 is from 2010. It lags in iOS 7 coz of weaker specs and weaker optimizations.
        You never noticed a lag in ICS or JB?, that means you dint want to notice a lag in ur phone. Android phones lag. The lag and stutter is very very minimum in flagships. But its still there!

      • mehrab

        Ikr? I”d love to see a android phone running android kitkat? Oh wait thats impossible okay what about 4.3 still impossible what about 4.1? Still impossible lol

      • felixtaf

        Note 2 (Last years flagship) still in 4.1.2. LG Optimus G pro (LG’s Flagship came after Note 2) still in 4.1.2.
        Note 2 is getting 4.3(wtf) after a year. and LG G Pro will get something next year!

      • mehrab

        Nexus 4 FROM GOOGLE launched last year with jelly bean got half kitkat update which is soooo sad

      • grumpyfuzz

        Yeah 4.1 is still impossible because 50% of android phones run it! Dipshit.

      • mehrab

        Nope give me stats to back that up thats a lie for sure
        And i meant a phone from 2010*

      • Kash Gummaraju

        No it’s not, you wouldn’t be saying that if you ever owned and android flagship and didn’t return or sell it just because the “next” gen iphone came out.

      • felixtaf

        Stop judging people! Your defence against android is losing credibility when u do such claims.
        I still own an iPhone 5 and LG G pro. If u read my comments u wud know. But u are here to defend, not understand!

  • Adam Bowman

    I’ll be honest and say that after reading his article and after holding my friend’s Note 3, I emailed myself this article just in case I’d need it for future reference. Then I found myself watching YouTube vids on the Note. I really love my iPhone (especially since it’s jailbroken), but if Apple’s next option doesn’t offer me the option of a bigger screen, I might (I said might) consider making the switch. Now before anyone gets into the whole ‘Apple shouldn’t increase the size of the iPhone screen’ thing, I said I want an option. Perhaps the next iPhone will come in two screen sizes — one with the current screen size, and one with a larger screen. I don’t know. One way or another, I feel like I want more screen real estate, and I hope Apple will soon deliver.

    I don’t want to switch — but, again (in all honesty), I’ve recently been thinking about it.

    • ed scott

      It’s fun at first but I missed my iphone and ios a lot, ios 7 removed any of the android appeal for me anyway

      • Adam Bowman

        Thanks for the input. I’m interested in hearing from people who have experience using both operating systems/phones.

      • felixtaf

        I would say, buy a cheap android phone (may be a nexus) and use it along with ur iPhone. U will kno what are the advantages and disadvantages of each platform. I have used both. I have two phones iPhone 5 and LG Optimus G pro. Both r good. I love them both (but I have diff uses on both).
        You cant make your decision based on someones thought. Coz, one will say iOS is crap and other will say android is crap! Ucan get Nexus 4 for cheap now..

      • mehrab

        I use both. Soo with android things start to get slower as tou use your device and widgets and all other features realllllly become uselessss as SH*t and you really feel that ios is designed better (attention to detail) and also does the same feature much better. Gooogle play apps kinda suck even the same apps are not optimized thats why they are slower laggier lags some features does not get fast updates either. And android supports you for a short perioid the iphone 4 runs ios 7.1 and handles it pretty decent the nexus 4 got a half a** kitkat update which is FREAKINGLY DEPRESSING. ios will be faster have better apps have better features and will give you more software support per device gets 4 ios updates

      • RarestName

        iOS 7 on an iPhone 4 is like a stuttery fest. Reminds me of the Galaxy Note on TouchWiz.

      • mehrab

        I know thats why i said on IOS 7.1 nextime read carefully -.-

      • RarestName

        Sorry, it’s a wall of text and is kind of hard to read.

      • Kash Gummaraju

        I agree with that. Google pulled an Apple when they didn’t deliver the new ui to all the stock devices. It’s just to get people to buy the nexus 5, which I see nothing wrong with considering it is affordable and a really good device. But it hurts everyone who can’t yet get a new phone.

      • mehrab

        So? Apple never did such a thing

      • Kash Gummaraju

        Oh really? What was up with Apple not making Siri available to the ipad 2? and only to the iphone 4S? They used the whole dual core excuse even though the ipad 2 had the exact same dual core processor either that or the A5X. This was Apple trying to sway customers from merely updating their iphone 4’s and 3GSs and instead buy the 4S.

      • mehrab

        Thats a S upgrade feature. And it just happened to be over software siri was mostly software based. Now you cant be like why does not the iphone 5 have touchid imagine. Plus siri on an ipad two would suck balls siri was small on ios 5-6 on the ipad mini it looked terrible on the ipad 2 it”d be pixelated wayyy too much

      • Kash Gummaraju

        Really? Pixelated? Is that another excuse? If it got siri it would be optimized for its display.

      • mehrab

        You cant optimize pixels you fool -.-

      • mehrab

        And again the ipad 2 supports ios 7 and all of its features. The ipad 2 launched on ios 4 and got towards ios 7 pretty sure its getting ios 8 also and the nexus 4 launched on jelly bean and got a half a** kitkat update hahahahahaah

      • Kash Gummaraju

        the ipad 2 got a halfassed ios 5 update. And the itouch 4 despite coming out with the iphone 4 got no ios 7 update at all

      • mehrab

        I hope you know the ipad touch is a 256 mb ram device and the 5 is 512 and also has a higher clock speed? How was it halfassed? Missing an s upgrade is not halfassed siri is a complex feature. Why dont you think 120 fps at 720 p is not on the 5 ? The hardware just isnt there.

      • Kash Gummaraju

        Yeah because ios 7 makes you feel like you’re holding android on drugs thanks to the “amazing/new” color palette and features

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      You know what I agree with you! Go to Apples website and look for Macintoshes and you’ll have an array of options. There’s nothing wrong with options as long as existing options don’t disappear…

    • Zach Karam

      I made the switch to the note 3. I lasted 30 hours and switched back to 5s. after having the note 3, I changed my mind about wanting a big phone. Also, ios 7 made 4.3 seem outdated. I exercise with my phone so I like the size of iPhone now. But it did totally motivate me to buy and love the mini. I can fit the mini in my pant pocket. If I want the big screen, I have the mini. I sold the ipad 3 on Craigslist.

  • mehrab

    How dare he lie about the s4,nexus 5 being faster then the current iphone? The 5s beats at it real world tests and also for the first time IN BENCHMARKS. And the 5s has a lpddr3 ram clocked at 1.33 mhz combine that with ios optimization it handles multitasking better then a note 3 and basicly a wee bit better then the nexus 5

    • XboxPS

      ARM 64-bit SoC chip AKA “Apple A7”-Clocked at 1.3 GHz on iPhone 5s,Clocked at 1.4GHz on iPad.
      ARMv8 of course.
      L1/L2/L3 cache.

    • grumpyfuzz

      It’s better in real world tests because it is way easier on the processor. On android flagships, it’s pushing around way more pixels than the 5s, yet is sometimes a hair faster than the 5s or a hair behind it. If you gave the 5s a 1080p screen, it would perform much worse.

      • mehrab

        Nope apple would still optimize it even when the iphone had a dense screen while androids had fuzzy ones they still was why does the note 2 lose to the iphone 5? It has a ppi of 264 ONLY and the 5 has 326

      • grumpyfuzz

        Actually, the note 2 and iPhone 5 were pretty even in speed tests. The note was faster in some, and so was the iPhone 5. Apple puts faster processors in the same screen, so it’s easy for the 5s to be faster.

      • mehrab

        No thats not true note 2 only won benchmarks but gaming multitasking opening apps web browsing everything was won by the 5. Apple puts the right chip with the right gpu with the right optimization to maintain the same power for e.g ipad 3 ipad mini retina

  • mehrab

    Eric uses a mac lol

    • marcus1324

      Everyone at Google uses Mac, what else would they use? Chromebook thats just a browser; PC, that sucks.

  • Burge

    If there your friends why did they have a iphone in the first place.. That shows your friends loyalty ..and how can you say they will not switch back. They just got the device.. Talk about just sounding off, this guy is just saying the first thing he thinks off ..

  • Yash Gorana

    So you’re posting a loooooooonnnggg guide on how to port to your “intuitive” Android.

    What the BullSchmidt !

  • geekinit

    The big difference between the platforms is that Apple’s CEO doesn’t have to provide instructions to their users on how to use the product… lol

  • RarestName

    Reading Sebestian Page’s post about the HTC Dream rumours. Makes you think.

  • Cameli Paulos

    ohhh really,

    but in real world i can see people who are using iPhone’s are still buying latest generation iPhones & people using droid are moving towards iPhones

    so who needs this?

    • Kash Gummaraju

      ohhh really?

      I also see people who’re switching to Android everyday. No one uses droid anymore(maybe those on verizon).

      of course everyone needs it. I definetly did but I switched before the guide came out.

  • Jerad McCarty

    Kash=Trash

    • Kash Gummaraju

      Thanks

    • Kash Gummaraju

      Did I punch too many holes in your argument against Android? Don’t get me wrong I still love the iPad but I hate it when people act so one sided. Maybe you should actually try Android with an open mind and then you can argue in whatever way you’d like.

      • 4p0c4lyps3

        Wow, ur a one man android army. Lol, just please STFU/GTFO. All seemingly pointless.

      • Uchiha Itachi

        Kash, I can see your are here to defend androids honor but nobody in this forum cares cos we just don’t like the samsung, sorry, android UI, why are you even in this forum, I wouldn’t waste my time n get all emotional in an android forum.

        For whatever reason u use android enjoy it, some people prefer a well refined and optimum experience, not a UI based on other platform UI’s and jailbroken community hacks that throws everything and the kitchen sink at you just to claim the title of most functional.

      • Hwang Lee

        funny, Samsung =/= Android.

        Also, alot of jailbreak tweaks come from Android.

      • felixtaf

        Also, a lot of android features/apps come from Jailbreak tweaks too.

  • Jonathan

    People actually switch to Android…?

    • Alex-V

      the opposite my friend 🙂

      • Jonathan

        That sounds better 😛

  • dev29

    Android is great seriously great, neever got slow or infected by viruses and no need for antivirus, but after almost 16 months in Android im tempted to go back to ios, i5s is beautiful the only thing im afraid for is the fact that i cant swype, no sharing provider, i cant change default browser, no file manager and yeah that tiny screen D: im on a nexus 4 hope u can help me and give me some good advices on how iphone has changed since i left my iphone 4s

    • mehrab

      It has the bes things you”ll notice are the design of the5s the camera the speed the apps and how ios 7 is. Theres a jailbreak coming soon which will allow chaging brosers and acess to file managers swype. And the sharing on ios 7 has been improved devs more can have their apps inter share will all of your social sites and apps on your device any more questions ?

  • Apanizo2

    “Many of my iPhone friends are going to Android” —– well you must not have many friends then

  • Diego Gastón Milano

    No device is faster than the latest iPhone 5S, so I’m not exactly sure what this guy is basing his statements on. Just… no. 🙂

    • mehrab

      Exactly lol its even proven

  • MagicDrumSticks

    LOL. Who cares about benchmarks? It honestly makes little difference for the end user. 64-bit only offers advantages at RAM higher than 4 gb.

    I was a diehard iPhone fan and I still am; that didn’t stop me from having an open mind and trying out a nexus 5. There is literally ZERO lag. And the phone is $300 less than the unlocked iPhone. Apple is getting way too cocky with their devices now and are just selling the brand instead of innovating. I can’t see see myself going back unless apple comes out with something spectacular.

  • Alex-V

    lol…i always had a android phone..since android was born…and last years always htc..and was a android kernel and rom dev on xda…but the quality on android is so bad..now i have a iphone 5s and i never want go back to android…and if i got a bit mony again i will by a mac 🙂

  • on3simpleclick

    iPhone 5s 32GB unlocked = $999
    Nexus 5 32GB unlocked = $449
    Why does the 5s cost $550 more than the N5? Your guess is as good as mine, but the only thing I think your paying for is the brand name. I think I’ll get a Nexus.

    • M Last

      The SIM-free unlocked iPhone 5s (model number A1533) is available in
      space gray, silver and gold, each in 16/32/64GB storage tiers costing
      $649/$749/$849. The colorful iPhone 5c has been available SIM-free since
      its launch in September.

      • grumpyfuzz

        $400 32GB Nexus 5 vs $749 32GB iPhone 5s is a pretty big difference.

  • GuyBey0ndC00L

    Some like Android. Some like iPhone. I see million of sites with Android user guides converting to iPhone. This is no different. Use what your like. It’s a free world or is it?

  • Doofus in Bey

    Hey Schmidt, Google cut and pasted the whole apple iOS…simple theft. Steve jobs knew it, we know it. That’s not competition. That’s just stealing someones car and chroming the wheels and tinting the windows…Google is a great search engine and they hit a home run with maps, but Android is just theft.

    • grumpyfuzz

      Hopefully you don’t think Apple doesn’t copy from anyone. Every company copies, even your beloved Apple.

  • Mr Eric Schmidt

  • Hwang Lee

    It’s really funny how people are trash talking Android. There is a reason why it owns 81% of the market share. Android and iOS are fantastic. There’s still alot of basic things that I wish Apple would do like:

    -needs a way better sharing system
    -I prefer more cards in my multitasking displayed at once rather than one at a time, for more efficiency
    -NFC (please)
    -Google’s new dialer
    -Collapsible/Expandable notifications
    -Swype
    -File downloader/manager
    -Get rid of dependency of iTunes

    And obviously Android needs:
    -Better apps
    -Better camera (apparently being worked on)
    -Lag

    I don’t understand how someone can think that either OS is garbage. There is a reason why they’re both so popular.

    • mehrab

      Itunes is amazing you could not take advantage of it probably poor you hated itunes myself then when i started to really use it all i turned on my windows pc was to use itunes thats basicly all i did on windows after finding itunes. File downloaded is too complex average users dont need them you can download videos songs youtube videos pictures. With itunes app store mxtube protuber idownloader. You can see 3 apps at a time android gives you a 25percent viewing card while apple shows you the full previews gives you background updates and live cards as well as super efficientcy you can even parralex whilemultitasking which looks cool. Try ios 7 you”ll be amazed by how many apps you can share with for e.g

    • felixtaf

      Agree. Although itunes is good, am sick and tired of the dependency. But Apple will never untie them (I guess). Coz, its a promotion for itunes too.

      The feature I miss is file manager. I hoped iOS7 would have a file manager. We dont need a file manager like android (I mean with root access). but they can give us a regular/simple file manger.

  • toedjoetiga

    Love all Apple Products !! Thanks Steve Jobs !!

  • appleyay

    yeah one word…DONT.. end of guide. or take 10 hits of crack and play whitney Houston music while you drive to the android store..lol

    • imSimonInc

      Android:
      Not smooth even with high RAM.
      CrapApp.
      CrapWare.
      Battery drains fast even with large battery capacity.
      Launch too many phones in a year.
      OS outdate very fast even for those short 2 years old models.
      Apple:
      Smooth even with low RAM.
      Less CrapApp.
      No CrapWare.
      Battery drains fast at time but understanding for battery capacity is low.
      Launch new models for every device yearly.
      New IOS update available up to 3 to 4 years old devices.

      I’ve been using apple product since iphone 3, ipad 1, itouch 1st gen.
      I’ve tried android Google nexus 3 and 4, samsung omnia 2, s2 s3 s4 note 1, 2, 3, HTC one x, one xl ,one, one mini. NON OF THE ANDROID PHONE SATISFY ME AT ALL!!! all android phone i us less than 2 days. Android is really a CMI OS.
      If today apple does not exist, i would prefer to use windows or windows 8 mobile rather than using those hell lag android phones.