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Previous Iphone user - why should I go android?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by psychocandy, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. psychocandy

    psychocandy Well-Known Member
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    Wife has got a Samsung Galaxy S. Looks OK. Thinking of switching but a few questions/comments :-

    1. Technically, Android looks good, and I like the fact that its open source, but there does seem to be a lack of apps at the moment. For instance, I'm used to having mainstream games etc available like Tiger Woods Golf etc on iphone. These dont appear to be available on Android yet. Will this change?

    2. Is there any way to convert over my contacts, notes, calendar etc to Android from the iphone?

    3. Is there any way to run itunes apps on an Android (an emulator maybe?). Now this would be a clincher for me !!!
     

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  2. The K-Zoo Kid

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    Yes, the amount of main stream apps is rapidly changing.

    Yes, you can sync your iphone contacts to a g mail account and then use the gmail account to set up your android phone

    No, there is no emulator.
     
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  4. psychocandy

    psychocandy Well-Known Member
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    Also, could be a show stopper - do you think we'll ever get Civ Revolution on the Android?
     
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    1. I was a pretty vocal about how the Android market fails with games. This is very true. However, I've loaded up several emulators, and must say that I've had no desire to play any of my old games. I can wait for publishers to embrace Android and port them over as market share increases, but for now, I'm happy with what I have.


    2. Sync phone with computer, computer to gmail account, gmail account to Android. Wha la!


    3. No, and again, one of my bigger concerns about Android. I then did a search and saw that not only were most of my non-game apps on the market place, but there were better alternatives for the sweet price of free.




    The iPhone 4 is a nice phone. I still might swtich. Android is a nice operating system, and I hope it flourishes. Which ever choice you pick will work out, they're both great.


    Cheers.
     
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  7. thaden0

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    About the lack of game apps. If you count Flash we have more.. just make sure to get a Froyo device.
     
  8. Tre Lawrence

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    FWIW, Tiger Woods Golf is available for Android, IIRC, and has been for quite a while.
     
  9. psychocandy

    psychocandy Well-Known Member
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    Froyo - Is that Android 2.1 or 2.2?
     
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  11. psychocandy

    psychocandy Well-Known Member
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    Tidy.

    All we need now is Civ Revolution, Red Alert, Settlers, Sim City, Doom, Quake etc and I'll be happy !!!
     
  12. grainysand

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    Doom and Quake (Quake 3?) are available. One of the Samsung Galaxy S variants comes with a full-blown version of The Sims 3. Not Sim City, I know, but hey.

    The Settlers is on the market too, but it appears to be a stripped-down, terrible version.
     
  13. cds0699

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    Shenandoah Jct WV
    2.1 = Eclair
    2.2 = Froyo
     

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