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Old May 28th, 2012, 08:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm going switch from my iphone 3gs to a samsung galaxy siii soon, and I was wondering what some of the important differences in using the os in general are. I using my phone as my mp3 player, and right now itunes manages my music, apps and ebooks. I already have songbird on my pc, but now I realize that it does not manage apps and ebooks. How does one manage these basic tasks on android?
I have never had an android phone, so I am wondering how to transfer music and video? Is it just like a usb drive?

What other quirks are there from iphone to android?

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Old May 28th, 2012, 09:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi! Apps, ebooks and the like are managed using the Google Play . You register your phone with your Google account, then you can log in to Google Play with that account and install apps, download ebooks, etc. You can also go to the Google Play app on your phone and do the same thing.

As for transferring movies and music, most Android devices work as a USB device. So simply connect it up, and copy the files over. I believe the Samsung phones come with software that you can use to sync media if you prefer that.
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Just wanted to point out that the biggest difference between Android and iOS is the customization available on Android devices. If there's something you don't like (the icons, the keyboard, the lockscreen etc) you can probably change it.
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As an Android user who used an iPhone on occasion, I find that the UI has some subtle differences here and there. Some gestures are different. It took me a while to figure out how to delete something on the iPhone as it is totally different on Android. On iPhone, you swipe. On Android, you long tap. Android has a back button. iOS does not and the back button jumps around on the screen depending on the app. When you move to Android from an iPhone, you will take some time to get used to these subtle differences.
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If you get Tunesync and install tunesync server on your computer you can carry on using Itunes to manage music & video on your phone, it conveniently works over wireless.
Ebooks i just handle manually - I don't keep many on the phone and you can connect an android device to a pc just as you would a usb stick.
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