Migrating from iPhone to Samsung

I have had enough of my iPhone 4. I spent 2 hours trying to download a PDF onto my iPhone that was sent to me by email and couldn’t do it; apparently this function is not natively supported on the iPhone. How smart?

iTunes is the slowest and most annoying piece of software that I have ever the displeasure of using. Even though I specifically specify what I want to sync; it would precede any “sync” function with an annoying “Backup”.

I am hoping that after migrating to an Android system I will never have to use another piece of software written by Apple. Also, I cannot see any of the Flash websites on iPhones; Steve Jobs says that it is become the software is “Closed” http://www.apple.com/hotnews/thoughts-on-flash/. People in Glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

OS X is a closed system
iTunes is a closed system

Can you develop an App and sell it independently? NO is the answer; so it seems that Apple are a proponent of “Closed” systems so long as they own it otherwise would be deemed a terrible thing. Steve Jobs dying offers the world a glimmer of hope to the world that Apple will become less hypocritical.

Migrating Contacts from iPhone to Android

(1) Use iTunes (hopefully for the last time) – Sync your contacts to Google Contacts

Migrating Contacts from iPhone to SamSung

(2) Go to your Android Phone and do the following:-( On my Samsung phone)

(i) Applications
(ii) Settings
(iii) Accounts and Sync
(iv) Add Account
(v) Choose “Google” if you have a Gmail account
(vi)  Enter your Gmail Login and Password details

After that all your contacts should be transferred onto your phone. This assumes that your Phone is connected to the Internet.

4 January, 2011

After migrating to the Samsung Phone my life has changed dramatically to the better – the Android platform allows you to customise your dashboard which is really useful because now the first page of my phone will display all of my latest emails and I don’t need to click into the mail program to view emails. Also I can add on the dashboard financial charts which update automatically and I don’t need to click into the browser and then open up the charts that I need – it saves me a huge amount of time.

However, there is one major shortcoming of the Samsung Galaxy II phone and that is it takes ages and ages for the phone to charge up. We are looking at 3-4 hours to charge and that is simply ridiculous and not practical.