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Making th switch from iOS to Android

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by iBenji, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. iBenji

    iBenji Lurker
    Thread Starter

    So I do I had my beloved iPod touch stollen yesterday. I'm so bummed about that. My parents decided instead of buying me a new iPod touch to buy me a Samsung Galaxy S 4G. What are some tips on making the big switch? This will be my very first Android device. Thanks :D
     



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  2. aysiu

    aysiu Android Expert

    Here are a few tips:
    1. Don't install a "task killer" app. Apps "running" aren't really running--they're just cached in memory so they can load up more quickly. Unused RAM is wasted RAM.
    2. Don't install applications willy-nilly. Be choosy about what apps you install... some are badly written, some are just bad, and some are malware. Look carefully at reviews and also what permissions the app is requesting.
    3. The keyboard can be very fast, but it doesn't work like an iPhone keyboard. Don't hunt and peck. Don't bother with constantly switching to the alternative keyboard for punctuation. Just start typing the first three letters of each word and then select the appropriate autoselection.
     
  3. Bnice

    Bnice Guest

    Take it back and get the galaxy s 2..
     
  4. iBenji

    iBenji Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I haven't got the device yet. Probably this weekend. I'm on tmobile.
     
  5. jrizal

    jrizal Newbie

    You can say goodbye to i-Tunes because you can copy/paste all of your files to the phone or the SD card. Most phones support up to 32GB but a 16GB card will cost you less than $20. An 8GB card less than $10. So expansion is not a problem compared to iOS.

    You also need a Google account. This is a Google-centric OS.

    And, it's a smartphone! Calls and 4g internet are possible (Obviously). :)

    Lastly, get a spare battery. The multitasking capability of Android makes it a power hog compared to iOS. They're cheap anyway.

    Amazon.com: 2X Battery + FREE Travel Charger W/ USB Output for Samsung Galaxy S, Fascinate, Sprint Epic 4G, AT&T Captivate, T-Mobile Vibrant, i9000, i897, T959,: Cell Phones & Accessories

    Amazon.com: Samsung Galaxy S 1500mAh Standard Li-ion Battery for Samsung Captivate i897 Samsung Focus i917 Samsung Epic 4G Samsung Vibrant T959: Electronics
     
  6. aysiu

    aysiu Android Expert

    Oh, and a couple of other things:

    4. Install Google Voice. The integration is much better on Android than on iOS.

    5. In Contacts, be aware you can send certain contacts straight to voicemail--great for any unwanted calls if you create one contact called "Wrong number" or something.
     
  7. jrizal

    jrizal Newbie

    Also, you can make your phone a wi-fi hotspot supporting 5 or 6 devices. Eats up data though. But nice to have if you need to use wi-fi on your laptop when there's no other option.
     
  8. iBenji

    iBenji Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Wow. I'm really looking forward to all the new stuff. Android sounds great. How exactly does Launcher Pro work? It seems cool
     
  9. Lombardi

    Lombardi Well-Known Member

    Why are you getting a galaxy s?? Get something Newer!!!! I don't think you'll like it coming from ios get
     
  10. Ngo93

    Ngo93 Android Enthusiast

    yeah personally I would go for the htc sensation if you are getting a device on t-mobile this weekend
     
  11. jrizal

    jrizal Newbie

    It's an alternative launcher if you don't like the launcher on the Galaxy which means to say you can also customize the look and feel of your phones including live wallpapers.
     
  12. danaj

    danaj Android Enthusiast

    If you are going with Tmobile get the Mytouch 4g Slide! It is super fast, has a slide out keyboard, and one of the best cameras I have ever seen on a phone. I no longer use my stand alone digital camera. The mytouch is made by HTC, so it is a known and popular brand.
     
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