Fanboy converts

From: Phil Sieg 
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Just ordered an unlocked Galaxy Note 2 to replace my iPhone 4s.

Read a LOT of reviews and have been thinking on this for months. Played =
with few Galaxy Notes, and even ordered the Galaxy Player 5 to get the =
feel.

Any users out there that can give me their feedback?

Phil Sieg
President
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"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. =
It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011





=============================================================== From: wes ------------------------------------------------------ are you (or anyone) selling your 4s? -wes el.

=============================================================== From: Phil Sieg ------------------------------------------------------ Dunno... Gotta see if I can REALLY convert. Merging the Apple Desktop ecosystem with the Android Mobile ecosystem is = my biggest worry. Plus my 4s is a 64GB factory unlocked so I won't be selling cheap if I = do. Usually if I don't feel like making a deal, I just put it on ebay so = I don't offend any list members. Phil Sieg President SeniorTech LLC / snapf=C5=8Dn=C2=AE www.snapfon.com phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com Phone: 423.535.9968 Fax: 423.265.9820 Mobile: 423.331.0725 "The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. = It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds." Steve Jobs, 1955-2011 wrote: Played with few Galaxy Notes, and even ordered the Galaxy Player 5 to = get the feel. with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

=============================================================== From: Tim Youngblood ------------------------------------------------------ Welcome to the dark side, Phil. . eel.

=============================================================== From: "kitepilot@kitepilot.com" ------------------------------------------------------ I have a Galaxy Note (the 'old' one) I don't believe that any Iphone holds a candle to it, but then again, I'm not Apple'nuts... ET Phil Sieg writes:

=============================================================== From: William Wade ------------------------------------------------------ "Merging the Apple Desktop ecosystem with the Android Mobile ecosystem is my biggest worry." It depends on how much you use Apple's software. There are no bumps if you are a Google centered user. My phone and OSX side of my laptop don't really talk because phone talks to Google and Chrome/Firefox talks to Google. Outside of terminal and finder I don't use any Apple apps, so I cannot speak to those. Android can work like a simple usb drive, so that clears file boundaries as well. If there is a specific point of integration, I am sure one of us can set you on the right path.

=============================================================== From: Phil Sieg ------------------------------------------------------ a few worries: 1. Starting to get very good use out of siri/reminders and having it = sync up with my desktop ann laptop over then net in a matter of minutes = automatically. 2. iPhoto integration and syncing photos back and forth. Got a Kid now = and I actually use this. 3. iBooks I think may be a non issue... 4. General syncing and backing up of my entire android device as I do = with my iPhone for safety/security issues.=20 Thoughts? Phil Sieg President SeniorTech LLC / snapf=C5=8Dn=C2=AE www.snapfon.com phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com Phone: 423.535.9968 Fax: 423.265.9820 Mobile: 423.331.0725 "The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. = It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds." Steve Jobs, 1955-2011 is my biggest worry." you are a Google centered user. My phone and OSX side of my laptop don't = really talk because phone talks to Google and Chrome/Firefox talks to = Google. Outside of terminal and finder I don't use any Apple apps, so I = cannot speak to those. boundaries as well. set you on the right path.

=============================================================== From: Tim Youngblood ------------------------------------------------------ 1. I use Google Calendar for reminders. Instant synch. 2. I use Google+ for photos (which replaces/extends Picasa Web Albums). 3. I don't read books on my gdevice(s) or idevice(s). 4. This is actually much better on the dark side as the trappings of device synch over USB were never a part of the plan. You can set how much data you want backed up on your G account. Get a new device, just log in and go. Some specific things like icons on the home page need to be redone but data is perfect, I've found. d h u ly

=============================================================== From: Christopher Rimondi ------------------------------------------------------ I would also be interested in peoples feedback on this. I currently have an Android device and am looking to upgrade soon. It will between iPhone 5 and the latest Galaxy Note. I have heard the wisdom that you should "buy into an ecosystem" not a device. On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 11:48 AM, Tim Youngblood w= rote: e c s

=============================================================== From: Tim Youngblood ------------------------------------------------------ If you use Googles apps then Android. If not then 50/50. On Jan 29, 2013 11:53 AM, "Christopher Rimondi" wrote: 5 h ne : t s t

=============================================================== From: Jason Brown ------------------------------------------------------ I use Apple hardware, but all my data syncs with Google services instead of iCloud. It works great for me for now but it will probably be very easy to switch to Android in the future. --Jason

=============================================================== From: William Wade ------------------------------------------------------ Google Calendar should work well here. Never tried. Just me, but unless you choose to be a single platform for all your reading devices, go Kindle. Amazon has worked very hard to be cross platform. There are a ton of apps and ways to do this. Choices vary from cloud based (easy) to more manual (less easy). Take a look at the various top ones in the play store (https://play.google.com/store/search?q=backup) and install them to your phone right from your browser (which is awesome!).

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ So far, it's impressive in the things it gets right.. as a "Phablet" and there are things the N900 kicked it's ass at: The integration of the services. Like: to call a phone number from Contacts, the N900 gave me a choice of how to call: Cell, Skype, Voip 1 (Chattanooga), Voip 2 (Africa). But that's my biggest gripe. It IS big enough to do SSH and use an on screen keyboard and actually see a decent sized chunk of terminal screen. You'll like it.

=============================================================== From: Phil Sieg ------------------------------------------------------ err... Google calendar is in no way the same functionality wise as = iOS/Apple reminders. Reminders is a "to do" list that you can check off, and also lets you = create shopping lists etc that are re-useable. Being able to create them entirely with Siri is a very nice bonus as = well. I get the whole google integration part as I am a google user. iOS = reminders is remarkably good and simple and "just works" for "list" type = things. It is the only thing that makes me productive some days, so it = is very important that I find a "same/as" or "very similar to = replacement. Phil Sieg President SeniorTech LLC / snapf=C5=8Dn=C2=AE www.snapfon.com phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com Phone: 423.535.9968 Fax: 423.265.9820 Mobile: 423.331.0725 "The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. = It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds." Steve Jobs, 1955-2011 wrote: sync up with my desktop ann laptop over then net in a matter of minutes = automatically. and I actually use this. reading devices, go Kindle. Amazon has worked very hard to be cross = platform. with my iPhone for safety/security issues.=20 based (easy) to more manual (less easy). Take a look at the various top = ones in the play store (https://play.google.com/store/search?q=3Dbackup) = and install them to your phone right from your browser (which is = awesome!).

=============================================================== From: DaWorm ------------------------------------------------------ does have reminders. Not sure about reusable lists, though. http://www.addictivetips.com/android/google-now-commands-smart-cards-list/ Jeff.

=============================================================== From: Chad Smith ------------------------------------------------------ 1. Create a Word Processing Document on Google Drive 2. Make your list 3. Mark-off/Delete when done 4. ??? 5. Profit *- Chad W. Smith*

=============================================================== From: Phil Sieg ------------------------------------------------------ Works, but clunky at best..Still does not ALSO act as a REMINDER with = notifications. Phil Sieg President SeniorTech LLC / snapf=C5=8Dn=C2=AE www.snapfon.com phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com Phone: 423.535.9968 Fax: 423.265.9820 Mobile: 423.331.0725 "The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. = It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds." Steve Jobs, 1955-2011 wrote: iOS/Apple reminders. create shopping lists etc that are re-useable.

=============================================================== From: Eric Wolf ------------------------------------------------------ Google just opened the flood gates on Nexus 4 availability: https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=3Dnexus

=============================================================== From: Aaron Welch ------------------------------------------------------ I agree with Jason. There are more reliable apps for iOS than for Android. = Mainstream stuff will always come out first and be more meticulously mainta= ined on the Apple ecosystem. I carry an iPhone 5 and a Republic Wireless An= droid backup at all times. The one thing I like about the Android phone is t= hat the interface is fast and simple. YMMV. -AW tead of iCloud. It works great for me for now but it will probably be very e= asy to switch to Android in the future. wrote: an Android device and am looking to upgrade soon. It will between iPhone 5 a= nd the latest Galaxy Note. I have heard the wisdom that you should "buy into= an ecosystem" not a device. vice synch over USB were never a part of the plan. You can set how much data= you want backed up on your G account. Get a new device, just log in and go.= Some specific things like icons on the home page need to be redone but data= is perfect, I've found. : ync up with my desktop ann laptop over then net in a matter of minutes autom= atically. and I actually use this. ... ith my iPhone for safety/security issues.=20 . It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds." e: m is my biggest worry." f you are a Google centered user. My phone and OSX side of my laptop don't r= eally talk because phone talks to Google and Chrome/Firefox talks to Google.= Outside of terminal and finder I don't use any Apple apps, so I cannot spea= k to those. ies as well. et you on the right path.

=============================================================== From: Aaron Welch ------------------------------------------------------ It's called Trello. www.trello.com ple reminders. ate shopping lists etc that are re-useable.

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ I would love to have this phone, but they are not shipping with any kind of LTE support, so it will be on the slow 3G networks. I love my Galaxy Nexus thats on Verizon LTE. I will just have to wait until they ship an LTE version of the phone.

=============================================================== From: Phil Sieg ------------------------------------------------------ This seems to be a good possible answer to cross platform reminders and = lists: http://www.6wunderkinder.com/wunderlist Just installed on my Mac Desktop, and it is beautiful... now to see how = easy it is to use.... Phil Sieg President SeniorTech LLC / snapf=C5=8Dn=C2=AE www.snapfon.com phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com Phone: 423.535.9968 Fax: 423.265.9820 Mobile: 423.331.0725 "The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. = It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds." Steve Jobs, 1955-2011 wrote: iOS/Apple reminders. create shopping lists etc that are re-useable.

=============================================================== From: Tim Youngblood ------------------------------------------------------ Google supports tasks. In Gmail click on the Gmail drop down below the Google logo. I haven't looked into the Tasks API support on Android as I just don't use this feature.

=============================================================== From: William Wade ------------------------------------------------------ Aaron, which RW phone do you have? I switched to the defy (single band). It is working out well. Just got the ROM update that takes off some of the bloatware. Might be getting my wife one when her phone dies. (she is on Virgin Mobile with the old $25 plan that is un-upgradable without being bumped to $35) Overall we pay just over $50 a month for the two phones we have. Only limit is my wife's at 300 minutes talk. Unlimited everything else. We don't get any fancy-dancy phones, but aren't paying more for our phones than we do for Internet at home.

=============================================================== From: Aaron welch ------------------------------------------------------ I have the Defy. -AW