Google’s Eric Schmidt on How to Switch to Android from iphone

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It’s probably one of the smartest PR stunts and it couldn’t have been well executed by none other than Google’s own execute chairman, Eric Schmidt. In the ever on going war between the iPhone and Android ecosystems, iPhone users have always despised the Android operating system with its users and vice-versa. But with the holiday season fast approaching, Eric decided to give iphone users a comprehensive guide on how to switch to Android in hopes that iphone users will make the switch and get themselves an Android gift this holiday season.

Yes, that’s correct — Eric Schmidt — executive chairman of Google wrote a 900 word post on his Google+ page on how to switch from iPhone to Android. He argues that …

“Many of my iPhone friends are converting to Android. The latest high-end phones from Samsung (Galaxy S4), Motorola (Verizon Droid Ultra) and the Nexus 5 (for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile) have better screens, are faster, and have a much more intuitive interface. They are a great Christmas present to an iPhone user!”

It’s not exactly clear how many is ‘Many of my friends’ Mr Schimidt is referring to. ย Nevertheless, the post covers the basics of switching to Android from iphone in four steps

1 . Setting up the Android phone

2 . Updating your iPhone or iPad (updating and migrating contacts over to googles cloud from iCloud)

3. Copying your music over.

4. taking out your sim.

Being an iPhone user myself, the issues I have with Android go far beyond the physical characteristics of mobile phones. In other words, it’s not just about bigger and better screens, It ranges from security issues, lack of uniformity across devices in terms of UI/UX and just generally me being a simple user with very simple needs. That being said if you are ever interested in switching over to Android from an iphone or converting someone from iPhone to Android, Eric’s post would be a great place to get a head start.

I suppose it would be interesting to find out amongst iphone users, how many people, if any, ย interested or planning to make the switch to Android soon? Even more interesting, would be to find out people out the converse — ย People out there (if any) interested in making the switch FROM Android to iphone? Let us know in the comment section.

For more on Eric’s post, You can read the entire post here.

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