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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Charken, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. Charken

    Charken New Member
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    Hello all,

    I have been happily using an iPhone for the last 2 years and currently have a 32GB 3GS. Being a bit of a techie and definitely not an Apple fanboi, I am seriously considering the move to Android.

    There is one phone that particularly takes my fancy, however I have a number of questions which I am hoping someone can answer before I make the move. The phone I like is the Samsung Galaxy S.

    Firstly let me list out what I mostly use my iPhone for.

    1. Web browsing
    2. Email, I currently have 3 email accounts, two of the set up as Exchange ones via Google Apps
    3. Music, all in Apples AAC format
    4. Videos, I usually convert the DivX files to MP4 for iPhone playback
    5. Podcasts, easily synced via iTunes
    6. Apps, I have plenty of Apps of which I know a number will be replicated in the Android Market place
    7. RDP to get remote access to my desktop PC at home when I am out and about.
    So what I need to ask is: -

    1. Is there a good app for syncing music, videos and podcasts for Android?
    2. Can multiple Exchange accounts be set up?
    3. Is the Galaxy S the best Android phone at the moment?
    4. in all of the above is there anything I havent considered?
    Thanks for any help you guys can offer me.

    Regards

    CK
     

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  2. from the aac varieties, android supports 3gpp and mpeg-4, but not raw aac - i don't know which one apple uses

    remote desktop access isn't a problem, i'm using an ad supported (ie. free) version of "remote vnc" from the market

    i wouldn't know about syncing, since i never felt the need for any (just copy-paste via usb/wlan/3g myself), but if you search these forums (or google, or androidapplications.com) for "sync software" or something, you should be able to find some examples

    about the galaxy s being the best android phone - that's of course subjective
    it doesn't have hdmi out for instance, which would make the evo 4g a better choice for someone
    on the other hand the galaxy s has a better screen
     
  3. Chroma

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    Big no-no on Apple's format aac.(Opps, looks like I was very wrong about this) If your really big in the music/media/syncing games, iPhone is the best in the market.

    I used iPhones for 3 years before switching to Android and the seamless syncing of all media is what I miss the most. Markspace-Missing sync make up for about 85% of it. I use it to sync my N1 to iTunes on my Mac. It does a good job and refreshes current playlists from iTunes on every sync.

    It even has a bunch of feature not available with Apple's method. Like syncing folder which I like. Haven't tried podcasts with missing sync yet, as I use doggcatcher for all my rss/podcasts.

    Can I ask why your still using aac instead of using universal mp3?

    Android has no problem with .mp4s for video

    I enjoy using the flash beta when I'm web browsing, some site are completely unusable with out it.
     
  4. Charken

    Charken New Member
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    When I bought my first MP3 player (not an ipod) back in 2004 I encoded all my CD's into WMA format as it was regarded as superior to MP3. Then in 2008 I got my first iPhone and used iTunes to convert everything from WMA to AAC and have been using AAC ever since. I was always under the impression that AAC and WMA are superior to MP3 for any given bit rate or file size.
     
  5. Vulcan

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    android can handle flac and accwhat are you talking about? just get a custom media player for free in the market
     
  6. Chroma

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    I suppose you can do it that way, I guess i was referring that Android does not do aac native. (lol, wrong again)
     
  7. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    The web browsing is better because you have your choice of any browser you like and daresay i mention Flash
     
  8. opticalshadow

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    id say go for it, the above lsited enough reasons to for qeustions. i happen to know there is a syncing program for atleast music on the market somewhere but i just drag and drop my music on my phoen with either usb or wifi, or i dl the song right to my phone, i agree the idea os syching seemed silly, in all honesty it makes what was already a seamless process more work intencive.

    best phone? what are you trying to do, personally i love my Nexus One, and will hold on to it until later next year when i get a variety of 2ghtz phones.

    and that one of the biggest reasons i love android over apple, android is a system of phones while apple only has one phone, which means its quickly obsoleted and you cant get anything better until a new iphone, but with android coming out with new phones all the time i can hop from phone to phone if i want. if you rate best phone by hardware, deffinitly go android, it will be the first to get the better specs.

    as far as music goes, we have a pretty bare bones native music app, but i realyl just use my phone for storage when it comes down to that, it goes though my car set up so i cant comment to much otehr then its very K.I.S.S, movies, ive watched a few not bad looking.

    my browser beats my friends 3gs every time, and thats just my stock browser, so as far as web surfing goes id say it has a one up there, and the email connected to my phone is also a blast.

    and i found the app market to be very decent, and what you can find off market is suprising, there are a few high graphic games out there off market that really amaze me that my phone can run.
     
  9. Penguissimo

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    If you ripped and encoded your AAC files in iTunes, you can play them just fine in Android.
     

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