Who's gone from iPhone to Android?


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  1. IOwnGoogle

    IOwnGoogle Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I currently have a iPhone 3GS, and I'm considering a Nexus One to replace it.

    I'm slightly hesitant because last time I went from an iPhone to another phone, I didn't do my research properly.

    So, if there's anyone on here who went from an iPhone to an Android phone, mind sharing your thoughts and experiences?

    Thanks in advance :)
     

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  2. Zapatillo

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    I've changed from iPhone 3G to HTC Desire. Was sceptic in the beginnin gbut wanted to try the oposite side of apple, and I must say I like it :)

    And gogo for HTC desire/nexus one you wont regret it IMO, I haven't :D

    Edit: Yes I was one of those iPhone ftw guys B4 :eek:
     
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  3. Euforeik

    Euforeik Well-Known Member

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    I went from iPhone 3GS to Nexus One. I must say that I am glad that I went to the Nexus One. It is so much more fun to use. Lots of customization. Much snappier. You won't have as many good games but it really is cool to use.
     
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    If you hold onto your old phone though you can still use it as an iPod touch, which means that you still have access to all the Appstore games.
     
  5. driffty66

    driffty66 Well-Known Member

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    I made the switch last week after I smashed the glass on my 3gs.its a whole new world.
    I don't regret it and unless the iPhone makes Fiat leaps forward I wont be going back.
    I tried desire for a couple of days,the buttons along the bottom are better but I want to root this nexus so chose this instead.
     
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  6. rwZephyr

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    I went from 3G to 3GS to HTC Dream back to 3GS, which finally crapped out on me and I got an X10 and also use a Galaxy Spica for work.

    The iPhone's screen is extremely sensitive and accurate, but I also jailbroke my iPhone and customized it through the teeth just so I could have the same acceptability as an android device, the HTC dream was a HUGE letdown for speed, but the X10 shows it in spades. The biggest things I miss are the headphone volume, which the X10 sucks at, the superb voice control, and how simple the music player is and how easily it worked (keeping in mind I've had at least 3 iPods and have been using iTunes for the better part of 5 years) Besides that though, the Apple app store had some polish and there was a hell of a lot more apps being made. All and all, I think the switch is nice for someone who is computer savvy and knows like the open ended side of things, but the iPhone is great as a simple, flashy, and not going to lie fun device. Android just offers me more lol.
     
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  7. driffty66

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    Ooooops,sorry about the triple post there.i need a little more practice posting from my phone.
     
  8. punky

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    I went from iPhone to Android (2.1, HTC Desire)

    My intial concern was the smaller app store on Android and the quality of apps. Bottom line, ever app I have wanted can be found on the Android Store. I would say its less commercialised (so less "big name" apps, but its getting there).

    The real big difference is push notifications. With the iPhone Apple run the servers so all apps are free to use it. There is no Google equivalent. Its down to the app developer to run their own push servers and commercial push servers are few and far between. The vast majority of apps use pull (i.e. not instant, drain more battery and network data). Its disappointing at the end of the day, it works. I'm hoping at some point Google will offer true push servers to every developer.

    Other than that I feel relieved and free from Apple. I no longer have to worry about jailbreaking my phone to get the app I want to run. I know there is no mega-lo-maniacal person that will pull Android apps for no decent reason.

    Over all i'm glad I made the switch.
     
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  9. 2003vstrom

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    I did from 3gs to N1 I`m glad I did :D
     
  10. John Kiniston

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    I got my Nexus One recently upgrading from a dropped in a stream iPhone, I'm so happy and wish I'd switched when the Nexus One came out.

    It's so fast!

    Navigation rocks.

    Multi-tasking too.
     
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  11. Penguissimo

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    I went from an iPod Touch to a Motorola Droid—not exactly what you're asking for, but I'm at least familiar with both iPhone OS and Android.

    Like the others have said, you have a ton more customisation options with Android, even unrooted. Don't like the default keyboard? Just plug in another one! Custom ringtones are easy to make (even for SMS notifications), and can be done right from the phone. In fact, almost everything—installing new software, installing system updates, and even rooting and installing ROMs can be done right on the phone.

    Also, the power of Google's cloud sync services is excellent, and the Android notification system blows the iPhone's out of the water. The point about push notifications is a good one, but at least those notifications sit patiently in the tray rather than jumping into whatever you're doing at the time.

    As for iPhone advantages, I understand that it has much better support for Exchange, so that might be something to take into account if you need Exchange. And if you're the kind of person who has major affection for the polish of Apple's UIs, you might find Android to be a bit clunky at first. (But once you get used to it, you really appreciate its power.) I have to say that there are only two things I even somewhat miss: the game library and the software keyboard. And since discovering Swype, the latter has been less of an issue.

    Oh, and the iPhone media player is better than most of the options for Android, but I kept my iPod Classic for my major listening needs, so it doesn't bother me :)

    Hope this is helpful—if you have any specific questions, just ask away!
     
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    I went from the 3GS jailbroken to the Droid. I like android better in some ways and iPhone better in others. If you have not jailbroken your iPhone, Android wins easy.

    Navigation: have you paid for navigon? If so they are about even, if not Android wins

    Apps: Apple wins. Android is catching up, but even the apps that are on both if they are different, they are better on iPhone

    Games: iPhone wins by far (and yes I have emulators with games for them on my Droid)

    OS stability: iPhone wins. I never had crashes until i Jailbroke and started changing some of the coding myself. I have crashes on my droid

    Customizing: Jailbroken iPhone wins, stock Android is WAY AHEAD

    Widgets: If you like them, Android obviously

    Google Voice is HUGE for android, even on a jailbroken iPhone is is SO MUCH BETTER on android.

    Screen: iPhone, hard to put into words, but iPhone feels better and looks as good as any android phone. Plus the coating on iPhone 3GS's screen makes a huge difference for finger prints

    Network: Android, you can get whatever is best where you live

    Ringtones: Android - complete freedom to use whatever you want for free

    iPhone OS 4 will catch up the iPhone on a lot of things, I love android but when the iPhone 4 comes out in a month I am going to look at both and decide then if I upgrade to the Droid Incredible or the iPhone.

    I think Apple revolutionized the smartphone industry, but now they have fallen behind. Given the last 2 updates to the iPhone they are not innovating like they did with the original iPhone, hopefully since there is finally competition they step up.
     
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    So far it seems to be 100% positive experiences. Very glad to see that. It would be nice if google touchscreen keyboards could be as nice as the Iphones... I think this next generation coming this summer will be there!
     
  15. IOwnGoogle

    IOwnGoogle Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for all your responses! I really am overusing the thanks buttons :D

    I liked the Android keyboard myself, when I played with a Nexus One I was able to type as fast as I could on my iPhone straight away and without any errors (though I did just type a few websites into the browser).

    I'll probably wait until June to make make my choice, see what Apple does with this "iPhone 4G", but unless it's really revolutionary it looks like I'll probably be upgrading to a Nexus One.
     
  16. jjswee

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    I just got the nexus one this week and here are my initial responses (I wrote this on another forum)

    I just got my Nexus One! Took out the sim card from my iphone and put it into my nexus one and it worked right away. I don't have my contacts yet.

    Pro: The screen on the nexus is much nicer. The backlight doesnt wash out when i turn up the brightness.

    Con: It's just not as smooth. The iphone has some different accelerating and movement algorithms that make it much more natural. I think its because it slows down as its scrolling, and when it reaches the end, it goes a little past and pulls back.

    Pro: Options, oh beautiful options!

    Pro: The quick buttons on the right screen. I had the sbsettings with the iphone that did the same, but i really like the brightness button of the android.

    ???: The phone just feels more like a computer than a mobile device. I think this is because of plethora of options. I'll havent made a decision on this yet.

    HUGE PRO: Notifications pull down! YES! The one thing that bothered me the most about the iphone. No list of notifications.

    Con: I want the trackball to pull the phone from sleep, like the top power button. I am sure there is a fix for this.

    Pro: Facebook notifications (in the app) list what people said. Why doesnt the apple app have this?

    Con: The web browser has a weird scrolling movement.
     
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  17. jjswee

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    After a few days, this is what I have noticed:

    I really miss push notifications. I used to get facebook and AIM messages pushed right away, and now I don't even have either running. The battery life would suffer too much from what I've heard.

    The nexus one screen blows the iphones out of the water. I don't know what the poster above meant, but the nexus one kills here. You can have it on full brightness and blacks are still black. I think the iphone does get brighter, so it would be better in daylight. Nexus one is fine though.

    Pandora widget is great to have. With the iphone I had to go into pandora to change or pause songs. No longer with the N1. I just goto page two.

    The trackball is pretty great to have. Imagine when you are trying to fix a typo in the iphone. You would bring up the magnifying glass and try to get the right spot, sometimes it would miss, sometimes your finger would be in the way of the glass. With the N1 you just click near the area, and use the track ball to find the right spot. Also, trackball makes for nice website scrolling as you dont have to put your finger in the way of the text.

    Single touch zoom - N1 - nuff said.

    Iphone is still a lot more elegant. Everything is a lot smoother, and the scrolling is more natural. It just feels better. I heard rooting the N1 can fix this?

    Google search at the front page. Nice thing to have, because it searches the web for ya.

    Notifications list - its really nice to have a pull down of the notifications, but this doesn't include facebook or aim, which sucks.

    The navigation maps app is so incredible. It is an advanced GPS, because on screen you have company names on the map as you move, and you can load satellite maps and traffic. Very slick.

    Voice enabled typing - You know what it is, and it works great. I haven't had to use it yet, but i know I will. Just speak slowly.

    The N1 charges SLOOWWW. Just a warning. Iphone was 1% per minute. N1 is 1% every 3.3 minutes.

    Edit: An addition to this post: You can refresh a page without going to the top like you had to in the iPhone. GREAT FEATURE if you frequent forums often.
     
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  18. John Kiniston

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    Are you using the USB Cable to charge your phone or the AC Adapter to charge your phone?

    It charges faster with the AC Adapter since its higher rated than the USB port on your computer.
     
  19. IOwnGoogle

    IOwnGoogle Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Cyanogen fixes this :)
     
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    I tried both. 10 minutes for 3%. Turning the unit completely off gave me 11% in 28 minutes. Not much better.

    I am using the apple white cube to charge it from the wall. The supplied charger is at home. That cube is what charged my iPhone at 1%/min.
     
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    I don't know anything about hacking the N1 yet. I need to read up on what I get and how to do it. Hacking the iPhone was almost too easy.

    Is there a FAQ or tutorial out there?
     
  22. John Kiniston

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    What's the listed output on your apple white cube? It may not provide any more power to the N1 than your USB port.

    The Stock Adapter is 5 Volts @ 1Amp.
     
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    Apple charger is 5volts at 1 amp.
     
  24. IOwnGoogle

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    Loads, all you need to know is right here: CyanogenMod Wiki
     
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  25. runamonk

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    I did, I went from a iPhone 1st Gen (8GB) to HTC Desire and I haven't looked back.

    My wife's iPhone was just sent in for repairs so I have been really rubbing my phone in her face. ;)
     

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