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Title: Iphone to Android
Post by: Maddog on November 07, 2018, 07:45:43 PM
Anyone else made the switch from Iphone to Android? Is there anything i need to look out for? Any tips or things i need to do?
Title: Re: Iphone to Android
Post by: The Wizard of MOz on November 07, 2018, 08:25:40 PM
Tried Android. Lasted 3 days.

I can see the attraction but for me - it’s inferior.
Title: Re: Iphone to Android
Post by: Green_Ninja on November 07, 2018, 08:46:26 PM
Tried Apple, went back to Android, far better IMHO. It's as much down to the user as it is the OS.
Title: Re: Iphone to Android
Post by: Kitb4460 on November 08, 2018, 08:24:02 AM
Tried Apple, went back to Android, far better IMHO. It's as much down to the user as it is the OS.

Same as me. Just didn't like itunes thing
Title: Re: Iphone to Android
Post by: komp on November 08, 2018, 08:33:34 AM
my view is that android (depending on which phone manufacturer you have) allows for a lot more control and configuration.
you can use the phone how you want... not how apple wants.
i can see why some people would prefer apple products, especially if not particularly tech savvy.

Title: Re: Iphone to Android
Post by: Raydial on November 08, 2018, 12:13:06 PM
my view is that android (depending on which phone manufacturer you have) allows for a lot more control and configuration.
you can use the phone how you want... not how apple wants.
i can see why some people would prefer apple products, especially if not particularly tech savvy.
I was a web developer for 10 years, and know other programmers and software engineers who love iPhones - one even has a small Apple logo tattooed in the palm of his hand. He usually buys the latest Apple products on the day they come out.

For me, it's that Apple makes products that are nice out of the box. They're aesthetically pleasing and they just work. Plus they have some great integration if you have other Apple products. The iTunes integration used to be annoying cos you had to use iTunes to back-up and update your phone and apps but not now. Any time I've opened iTunes in the last year on my phone or MacBook has been by accident.

For info, I also have an Android tablet which I enjoy. It's good for certain things but anything that would have persuaded me to switch to Android in the past was quickly adopted by Apple too.

The only thing that annoys me now is that they're all getting rid of the headphone jacks. I don't want to have to remember to charge my headphones too, or to have a dongle that I'll lose.  :angry9:
Title: Re: Iphone to Android
Post by: Maddog on November 08, 2018, 01:00:12 PM
Cheers for the replies lads.

Ive had the Android for a day now and pretty much agree with whats been said. Its not as user friendly out of the box. Iphones are much easier to use and set up. It may be because ive pretty much always had an Iphone so know how to do it? If i can sort the basics out, such as getting message alerts etc to pop up on the lock screen and how to get rid of the pre loaded stuff that it comes with that i dont need then i'll be happy.

I will see how it goes for another couple of days before i decide if i keep it or not.

Its the Oneplus 6t that im using.
Title: Re: Iphone to Android
Post by: Carbon_ZX6R on November 09, 2018, 11:38:29 AM
the 6t is meant to be a phenomenal phone , bit of an underdog , id have it over an iphone any day of the week (currently Samsung Note 8)

and i had iphones for years and i have never turned back

part of it for me is you pay a hefty premium for the apple name , and that dose not translate over to specs unfortunately

anyone remember BENDGATE?
Title: Re: Iphone to Android
Post by: Fastas...... on November 10, 2018, 10:08:24 PM
The oneplus 6 is a brilliant phone. I've always been an HTC man but made the switch as none of the main providers don't stock them. It's impressed me from the off.
Title: Re: Iphone to Android
Post by: Carbon_ZX6R on November 10, 2018, 11:48:13 PM
Huawei is another solid phone
Title: Re: Iphone to Android
Post by: David W on November 11, 2018, 08:43:16 AM
Huawei is another solid phone

If you want a phone with software written by the Chinese Army....
Title: Re: Iphone to Android
Post by: Carbon_ZX6R on November 11, 2018, 09:25:33 AM
Military grade software is never a bad thing 😊
Title: Re: Iphone to Android
Post by: The Wizard of MOz on November 11, 2018, 10:29:48 AM
Military grade software is never a bad thing 😊

Hahahaha - military grade software that is designed to steal all your personal details 😂
Title: Re: Iphone to Android
Post by: Carbon_ZX6R on November 11, 2018, 11:26:42 AM
Military grade software is never a bad thing 😊

Hahahaha - military grade software that is designed to steal all your personal details 😂
So we talking spy agencies tech now? Apple can't even do that , if I'm correct it was not the huawei phones that was collecting questionable data secretly but the OnePlus
Title: Re: Iphone to Android
Post by: The Wizard of MOz on November 11, 2018, 11:39:49 AM
They are all made in China but it’s the ones that use OS designed in China too I wouldn’t go near.
Title: Re: Iphone to Android
Post by: David W on November 11, 2018, 01:26:35 PM
Military grade software is never a bad thing 😊

The head of Huawei is an actual Chinese Army General.
Title: Re: Iphone to Android
Post by: Kitb4460 on November 11, 2018, 02:31:06 PM
Military grade software is never a bad thing 😊

The head of Huawei is an actual Chinese Army General.

Nice second job :rofl:
Title: Re: Iphone to Android
Post by: Carbon_ZX6R on November 11, 2018, 03:33:44 PM
Military grade software is never a bad thing 😊

The head of Huawei is an actual Chinese Army General.
If that's not a piss take , that's genuinely a cause for concern that I could understand....
Title: Re: Iphone to Android
Post by: David W on November 11, 2018, 07:02:18 PM
Quote:

Ren's ties with the Chinese military and Communist Party have being cited by the Indian government as a security concern in not allowing Huawei to win certain contracts in India.[9][10] These fears are shared by other countries. In the United States it led to the collapse of Huawei's efforts to buy 3Com and forced SoftBank to greatly sever ties with Huawei in order to have its takeover of Sprint Nextel acquire US national-security clearance, while in the United Kingdom the Intelligence and Security Committee has recommended the removal of Huawei's equipment due to spying fears.

Title: Re: Iphone to Android
Post by: Maddog on November 11, 2018, 07:12:54 PM
Glad i went for Oneplus then :)
Title: Re: Iphone to Android
Post by: Carbon_ZX6R on November 11, 2018, 08:38:20 PM
O shizzle....  Yeah ok granted it's probably all smoke , but I can understand it but at the same time.im.sure people have torn the code apart like they do with everything else so if something untoward was happening , it would be known to the public
Title: Re: Iphone to Android
Post by: Raydial on November 12, 2018, 08:02:05 AM
They are all made in China but it’s the ones that use OS designed in China too I wouldn’t go near.
It's not just the software you need to be worried about. Hardware can be compromised too.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-how-china-used-a-tiny-chip-to-infiltrate-america-s-top-companies
Title: Re: Iphone to Android
Post by: Carbon_ZX6R on November 12, 2018, 09:23:33 AM
They are all made in China but it’s the ones that use OS designed in China too I wouldn’t go near.
It's not just the software you need to be worried about. Hardware can be compromised too.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-how-china-used-a-tiny-chip-to-infiltrate-america-s-top-companies
I did hear about that...
Title: Re: Iphone to Android
Post by: DaveH on November 13, 2018, 09:15:06 AM
They are all made in China but it’s the ones that use OS designed in China too I wouldn’t go near.
It's not just the software you need to be worried about. Hardware can be compromised too.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-how-china-used-a-tiny-chip-to-infiltrate-america-s-top-companies
I did hear about that...
Although, don't think that that report has been substantiated, other than being theoretically possible, pls would be more feasible to fit a custom professor in place of an existing one as not sure the technology is available to put the necessary processing power and memory into a package as small as that alleged in the article.
Title: Re: Iphone to Android
Post by: David W on November 13, 2018, 11:23:46 AM
Custom silicon isn’t Huawei’s thing.  The buy merchant quality stuff, then pretty much rip other people’s software, modify as necessary, and add their own bits.

Cisco actually wrote fake code into their IOS system because they suspected Huawei of doing that, and the same fake code appeared in a later Huawei update.  Cisco used it as evidence to sue them but Huawei and Chinese Govt just told them to fuck off basically...
Title: Re: Iphone to Android
Post by: Raydial on November 13, 2018, 12:32:41 PM
Cisco used it as evidence to sue them but Huawei and Chinese Govt just told them to fuck off basically...
They tell car manufacturers to fuck off too. These are so blatant they're not even trying to hide the fact.  :rofl:
http://www.mycarconnector.com/20-shameless-chinese-knockoff-cars-that-are-basically-carbon-copies-of-the-originals/
Title: Re: Iphone to Android
Post by: Kitb4460 on November 13, 2018, 02:30:14 PM
Cisco used it as evidence to sue them but Huawei and Chinese Govt just told them to fuck off basically...
They tell car manufacturers to fuck off too. These are so blatant they're not even trying to hide the fact.  :rofl:
http://www.mycarconnector.com/20-shameless-chinese-knockoff-cars-that-are-basically-carbon-copies-of-the-originals/

Some crackers  :rofl:
Title: Re: Iphone to Android
Post by: Carbon_ZX6R on November 13, 2018, 03:02:41 PM
imagine the poor quality of life we would actually have if china suddenly didn't exist....
Title: Re: Iphone to Android
Post by: Raydial on November 14, 2018, 09:03:24 AM
imagine the poor quality of life we would actually have if china suddenly didn't exist....
(https://media.giphy.com/media/881g3PyPzAfW8/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Iphone to Android
Post by: Carbon_ZX6R on November 14, 2018, 09:37:35 AM
^^^^ that has just made my day
Title: Re: Iphone to Android
Post by: Maddog on November 16, 2018, 08:38:58 PM
Anyone know how long i have to decide if the android is what i need? Is there a 7 day or 14 day cool off period?
Title: Re: Iphone to Android
Post by: David W on November 16, 2018, 08:54:32 PM
Anyone know how long i have to decide if the android is what i need? Is there a 7 day or 14 day cool off period?

Varies from provider and contract.  Ask whoever you’re talking to.
O2 contracts are more flexible than most because the handset and airtime are separated.
Title: Re: Iphone to Android
Post by: Maddog on November 16, 2018, 09:15:41 PM
Its with EE. I will ring them tomorrow
Title: Re: Iphone to Android
Post by: Maddog on November 17, 2018, 04:17:35 PM
Well, I lasted 11 days with android but had to return it today as i just cant get to grips with it. Apple wins!
Title: Re: Iphone to Android
Post by: Carbon_ZX6R on November 17, 2018, 08:30:15 PM
Well, I lasted 11 days with android but had to return it today as i just cant get to grips with it. Apple wins!
really? its different , but i never really thought it was that different , i can easily use both , but prefer android (and ive had more iphones)
Title: Re: Iphone to Android
Post by: The Wizard of MOz on November 18, 2018, 10:34:56 AM
Well, I lasted 11 days with android but had to return it today as i just cant get to grips with it. Apple wins!

It only took me 3 days to realise the same thing.

Horses for courses.