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jojoba
Sep 28, 2012, 04:18 AM
What the title says, really.

More generally, I'm about to upgrade my very slow, cheap and buggy smart phone, and up until recently I was certain I would get a SG3. Now I'm having last minute doubts due to ecosystem integration with my iPad and Air so I'm also considering the iPhone, possibly a second hand 4s...



iphonefan74
Sep 28, 2012, 04:48 AM
What the title says, really.

More generally, I'm about to upgrade my very slow, cheap and buggy smart phone, and up until recently I was certain I would get a SG3. Now I'm having last minute doubts due to ecosystem integration with my iPad and Air so I'm also considering the iPhone, possibly a second hand 4s...

Its as simple as plugging the SIII into your computer, opening the music or videos folder then dragging and dropping songs or videos from iTunes. They dont have to be MP3 or MOV files either. If you already have an iPad and an Air, why do you need and iPhone?

paulsalter
Sep 28, 2012, 04:50 AM
I use an app called isyncr

automatically syncs music/movies at a set time of the day or manual (movies need to be ones you have added, itunes drm ones wont work)

also supports playcounts/last played date/time

I have mine set to auto sync while I have my evening meal, works perfectly

Wrathwitch
Sep 28, 2012, 04:57 AM
I use an app called isyncr

automatically syncs music/movies at a set time of the day or manual (movies need to be ones you have added, itunes drm ones wont work)

also supports playcounts/last played date/time

I have mine set to auto sync while I have my evening meal, works perfectly

Same. The only thing it won't transfer is DRM protected files (I believe its called dRM). Either way, protected files like movies.

jojoba
Sep 28, 2012, 06:50 AM
Thanks everyone, appreciated.

If you already have an iPad and an Air, why do you need and iPhone?

Because I can't make phone calls with an iPad or Air.

blackhand1001
Sep 28, 2012, 07:03 AM
Its pretty straightforward. You can either drag and drop them onto the phone, use isyncr as others mentioned or use a whole bunch of other programs on the play store. You also could use google play music and upload your itunes library online.

Mr. Retrofire
Sep 28, 2012, 07:07 AM
Because I can't make phone calls with an iPad or Air.
You can, if you know how.

jojoba
Sep 28, 2012, 08:04 AM
Its pretty straightforward. You can either drag and drop them onto the phone, use isyncr as others mentioned or use a whole bunch of other programs on the play store. You also could use google play music and upload your itunes library online.

Great, drag and drop will probably be sufficient for me, I was just wanted to know if there were any compatibility issues.

You can, if you know how.

I know, but I prefer to have a dedicated phone. Much more convenient to me in a whole lot of different ways.

maflynn
Sep 28, 2012, 08:14 AM
I had issues with transferring my music and videos to my android phone.

The suggestion of dragging the music over isn't quite feasible when you have a fairly large number of playlists and/or songs. I'd rather have an app do that seamlessly.

I've used DoubleTwist in the past but it failed to transfer all of my playlists or music - quite baffling in that it would say it finished but either I'd have a playlist but no music behind it, or vice versa. I will say this was done a couple of years ago on a Droidx and a Nexus One so the software may have improved since I used it.

I had used a another app (whose name now escapes me) that worked better then Doubletwist but both couldn't handle the video because of DRM. The bottom line is if you live within the apple ecosystem there are some extra steps and sacrifices needed to live with an android phone.

djarpit
Sep 28, 2012, 10:39 AM
I had issues with transferring my music and videos to my android phone.

The suggestion of dragging the music over isn't quite feasible when you have a fairly large number of playlists and/or songs. I'd rather have an app do that seamlessly.

I've used DoubleTwist in the past but it failed to transfer all of my playlists or music - quite baffling in that it would say it finished but either I'd have a playlist but no music behind it, or vice versa. I will say this was done a couple of years ago on a Droidx and a Nexus One so the software may have improved since I used it.

I had used a another app (whose name now escapes me) that worked better then Doubletwist but both couldn't handle the video because of DRM. The bottom line is if you live within the apple ecosystem there are some extra steps and sacrifices needed to live with an android phone.


Guys be smart and use the cloud capabilities.

GOOGLE PLAY MUSIC.


Get the music manager
tell it where your music is
get a cup of coffee and let it upload to cloud
check on yoru phone and make what ever you want offline avaiable
or just play what u want on phone and let it cache
and Automagically everything is there

maflynn
Sep 28, 2012, 10:57 AM
Guys be smart and use the cloud capabilities.

GOOGLE PLAY MUSIC.

Back when I had my android phone, there was no google play ;)

Will Google Play import both my music and play lists?

ChazUK
Sep 28, 2012, 11:07 AM
Back when I had my android phone, there was no google play ;)

Will Google Play import both my music and play lists?

Google Play Music syncs iTunes playlists and music fine. (At least for me it does! :D)

MacRumorUser
Sep 28, 2012, 11:08 AM
You can use Doubletwist and AirTwist to sync to iTunes with & without wires. AirTwist also supports AirPlay.


You can also just download Samsung's KIES software for mac.

djarpit
Sep 28, 2012, 12:27 PM
You can use Doubletwist and AirTwist to sync to iTunes with & without wires. AirTwist also supports AirPlay.


You can also just download Samsung's KIES software for mac.

IMHO you dont need any of that if you have wifi or if you need your all of your library on phone in less than 20 mintues.. which probably can be the case only when you first get the phone...

GHDpro
Sep 28, 2012, 12:37 PM
Actually my experience trying to connect a S3 to a Mac (MBA) was frustrating and disappointing.

First, Samsung Kies software doesn't work (or at least won't install) on Mountain Lion (10.8). There may be workarounds that I haven't tried, but out of the box the software will first trigger Gatekeeper and when you're past that hurdle (by changing Security settings) it will proudly proclaim it "only works on 10.5 to 10.7". Great.

An alternative piece of software called Android File Transfer doesn't work either with the S3 with latest ICS update. So that's out.

That leaves with... nothing! The Mac will not recognize the S3. Period.

Well, you could switch USB mode to "PTP". This is supposed to work (for photos only) and indeed the S3 is recognized by iPhoto and Lightroom. But they don't see any of the photos I took ("0 photos").

In the end the only solutions that worked were AirDroid (sort-of a web interface for your Android device, works alright but having to use a browser isn't terribly convenient) and Droid NAS (which enables access through Wifi, but is unsecured, so be sure to only try this at home).

Of course if you have a Windows PC supposedly things get much easier (I haven't tried this myself yet). But as (I presume) most people on this forum are Mac users I do find it a bit odd so few complain about S3 syncing issues...

paulsalter
Sep 28, 2012, 01:01 PM
I do find it a bit odd so few complain about S3 syncing issues...

Not sure if mine is different to the S3

I have the S2 running ICS, Nexus 7 on JB and an older tablet running android 2.3

Because my iPod syncs wirelessly I didn't want to go the wired route for getting syncing working with Android so never tried it (but from what I have read ICS does have the option to mount the device so you can drag/drop, not sure if JB has this)

Apart from DRM's content I have found iTunes/Android syncing almost the same as iTunes/iPod syncing (both do it daily and without me having to do anything to start the sync off)

I did think I was going to get issues syncing, but my MacBook, iPod and Android devices all sync perfectly, couldn't be happier

tbayrgs
Sep 28, 2012, 01:02 PM
Guys be smart and use the cloud capabilities.

GOOGLE PLAY MUSIC.


Get the music manager
tell it where your music is
get a cup of coffee and let it upload to cloud
check on yoru phone and make what ever you want offline avaiable
or just play what u want on phone and let it cache
and Automagically everything is there


I went this route as well and it works great. Any time i added new music to my library, the music manager automatically added it to my Google Music library. Only downside is if you have a limited data plan.

aznguyen316
Sep 28, 2012, 02:55 PM
I use itunes, thus am using isyncr. It syncs play counts and ratings as well which is huge plus for me. I just sync via playlists.

jojoba
Sep 28, 2012, 04:19 PM
All this info has been so useful - thanks!!

So, with the exception of GHDpro's post (that sounds totally annoying - I'm also syncing to an Air btw), this doesn't sound like anything that should weigh heavily against a SG3.

So, I think I'm leading towards the SG3...

jojoba
Oct 6, 2012, 06:04 AM
The google music manager is telling me it's only available in the US :mad: so I'll try the isyncr route now.

jojoba
Oct 6, 2012, 06:24 AM
So, I'm trying doubletwist, but my Air won't recognise my phone. It doesn't show up under 'devices' in the doubletwist desktop application (or anywhere else, for that matter). My phone, on the other hand, tells me that it is 'connected as a media device' after I plug in the USB.

:confused::confused: ??...

jojoba
Oct 6, 2012, 06:37 AM
So, this really isn't working for me. I downloaded iSyncr to my Air (and my phone). The installation seemed to go fine. However, when I click on it, or open it with Alfred, it doesn't show up. I tried to reinstall and open it again. Same results. I then went to the applications folder and tried to delete it. I got a message saying it couldn't be sent to the trash because it was open. However, when I go to 'force quit', it is only the finder that shows up, so I can't force quite iSyncr in order to send it to the bin. I can't see it either, even though it says that it is 'open'. Restarting the machine doesn't help.

Another :confused::confused::confused::confused:

:mad::mad:

towg
Oct 6, 2012, 06:38 AM
Syncing music (or anything) is a world of pain on the mac. Tried Android File Transfer, iSyncr, and some others I cant remember the name of.

Kies connects to the S3 but hangs when I try to sync my library. You'd think that considering the mac is such a big platform there would be better support.

Its abysmal!

paulsalter
Oct 6, 2012, 10:31 AM
So, this really isn't working for me. I downloaded iSyncr to my Air (and my phone). The installation seemed to go fine. However, when I click on it, or open it with Alfred, it doesn't show up. I tried to reinstall and open it again. Same results. I then went to the applications folder and tried to delete it. I got a message saying it couldn't be sent to the trash because it was open. However, when I go to 'force quit', it is only the finder that shows up, so I can't force quite iSyncr in order to send it to the bin. I can't see it either, even though it says that it is 'open'. Restarting the machine doesn't help.

Another :confused::confused::confused::confused:

:mad::mad:

Not sure what Alfred is

if you are going the WiFi route, just load iSyncr on your Mac, you dont need to do anything else with it, it just runs like a service so your Android can see iTunes (you should see an icon in the top menu bar for it)

Then run the iSycnr app on your phone, it should see the mac that has the client installed and then list all your playlists so you can pick which to sync

MacRumorUser
Oct 6, 2012, 10:36 AM
Kies connects to the S3 but hangs when I try to sync my library. You'd think that considering the mac is such a big platform there would be better support.

Its abysmal!

+1million


Android syncing software on the mac is piss poor no matter who the manufacturer is. At least Samsung have Kies as poor as it is, HTC have yet to release their mac software for the One series....

Its like all the manufacturers and Google seem to think mac users only use iOS devices.

Google need to take charge and release standardised forward that syncs to ALL android based software handsets.

gaiao
Oct 6, 2012, 10:52 AM
Kies is finally working on mountain lion. Before using Kies I was using airDroid.

paulsalter
Oct 6, 2012, 10:52 AM
+1million


Android syncing software on the mac is piss poor no matter who the manufacturer is. At least Samsung have Kies as poor as it is, HTC have yet to release their mac software for the One series....

Its like all the manufacturers and Google seem to think mac users only use iOS devices.

Google need to take charge and release standardised forward that syncs to ALL android based software handsets.

perhaps it is piss poor for you, i have perfect syncing between itunes & android

look for another app if the one you use is so bad

MacRumorUser
Oct 6, 2012, 10:55 AM
perhaps it is piss poor for you, i have perfect syncing between itunes & android

look for another app if the one you use is so bad

I use double twist at moment, the fact is HTC don't even make one for the mac. If that's not piss poor support what is?

paulsalter
Oct 6, 2012, 11:00 AM
I use double twist at moment, the fact is HTC don't even make one for the mac. If that's not piss poor support what is?

why do you need an app from HTC or Samsung or any particular manufacturer?

I have a Samsung but never even look at Kies

There are plenty of Android sync apps, like double twist, isyncr etc on the app store that do the syncing

My Media is all in iTunes, I dont need another app for this, just an easy way of syncing the media across to my phone

MacRumorUser
Oct 6, 2012, 11:16 AM
why do you need an app from HTC or Samsung or any particular manufacturer?

I have a Samsung but never even look at Kies

There are plenty of Android sync apps, like double twist, isyncr etc on the app store that do the syncing

My Media is all in iTunes, I dont need another app for this, just an easy way of syncing the media across to my phone


My point is that if we have to go to a third party, wouldn't it be better for google themselves to offer a mac syncing solution that works for all devices.

Also for anyone new to Android the fact you get a phone, and then find that your manufacturer doesn't support the computer OS, if you had not heard of third party solutions who do you turn to? Google searches! Then it's a case of trying different ones, why not have Google just supply one period.

It's shouldn't be so messy. It's another example of Android Fragmentation not only in hardware but Software.

paulsalter
Oct 6, 2012, 11:28 AM
My point is that if we have to go to a third party, wouldn't it be better for google themselves to offer a mac syncing solution that works for all devices.

Also for anyone new to Android the fact you get a phone, and then find that your manufacturer doesn't support the computer OS, if you had not heard of third party solutions who do you turn to? Google searches! Then it's a case of trying different ones, why not have Google just supply one period.

It's shouldn't be so messy. It's another example of Android Fragmentation not only in hardware but Software.

I agree that things should be so much simpler, but i woudn't just blame google for the whole thing

yes something, from google which allows easy sync to your device would be great, but not a media management app just one that syncs with software on your machine currently

IMO, the easiest solution would be for Apple to write an Android app for the syncing, even add in iCloud support

Vegastouch
Oct 6, 2012, 12:03 PM
Great, drag and drop will probably be sufficient for me, I was just wanted to know if there were any compatibility issues.

Shouldnt be any issues but you may have to install drivers for teh phone via Kies. It isnt hard and really it should come with the phone but mine didnt. It allows your computer to be seen as an external drive on your computer.

Maybe you wont have to but just saying if it doesnt get recognized at first, that is why. After that, it is simple to transfer things and there are several ways to do it without having to always use the crap Application known as iTunes. Actually using isyncer, it wont matter if you have those drivers installed or not.

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Guys be smart and use the cloud capabilities.

GOOGLE PLAY MUSIC.


Get the music manager
tell it where your music is
get a cup of coffee and let it upload to cloud
check on yoru phone and make what ever you want offline avaiable
or just play what u want on phone and let it cache
and Automagically everything is there


Also an option and i have all mine set up on Google play but i dont like to stream my music, Id rather play it off of my Micro SD card. Dont use any data that way and dont have to worry about a weak signal anywhere.

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So, I'm trying doubletwist, but my Air won't recognise my phone. It doesn't show up under 'devices' in the doubletwist desktop application (or anywhere else, for that matter). My phone, on the other hand, tells me that it is 'connected as a media device' after I plug in the USB.

:confused::confused: ??...

Use isyncr from the playstore. I dont recommend DoubleTwist though isyncr pro will cost a couple bucks. The free one works as well but it only transfers 20 songs at a time...not sure if that is per day either. I forget.

Dont use Kies for anything asside from installing drivers if needed. Kies sucks otherwise and there are easier methods.

jojoba
Oct 6, 2012, 12:32 PM
Not sure what Alfred is

if you are going the WiFi route, just load iSyncr on your Mac, you dont need to do anything else with it, it just runs like a service so your Android can see iTunes (you should see an icon in the top menu bar for it)

Then run the iSycnr app on your phone, it should see the mac that has the client installed and then list all your playlists so you can pick which to sync

Excellent, this solved it! Thanks :)

Here is Alfred, I warmly recommend him

http://www.alfredapp.com

TheRealPorkchop
Oct 6, 2012, 05:53 PM
Can't be true... drag and drop an MP3 straight to a phone and it just be there and work... actually play? That's too simple, can't be possible... you mean you don't have to put it into your iTunes library, check it in the section for the phone by album or playlist, sync the phone and disconnect it... amazing.

Hmm, something actually simple... imagine that. Could that device secretly be made by Apple... I mean they're suppose to make the most simple and easy to use devices ever. Samsung actually more simple than iPhone... wow.:D:D:D

tbayrgs
Oct 6, 2012, 06:07 PM
Can't be true... drag and drop an MP3 straight to a phone and it just be there and work... actually play? That's too simple, can't be possible... you mean you don't have to put it into your iTunes library, check it in the section for the phone by album or playlist, sync the phone and disconnect it... amazing.

Hmm, something actually simple... imagine that. Could that device secretly be made by Apple... I mean they're suppose to make the most simple and easy to use devices ever. Samsung actually more simple than iPhone... wow.:D:D:D

Yup, that's much easier than syncing my music wirelessly via iTunes...:rolleyes:

You guys act like importing music into iTunes is such a difficult chore--apparently it's much easier than getting it onto an Android device from a Mac. Let's see, I can buy music via iTunes and I'm done--automatically synced to all my devices, even my Google Play library. Or I can rip a CD--again, automatically imported into iTunes and synced to all my iDevices. Or I can purchase it from a third party, drag it into iTunes and wow, again automatically synced to my devices. All of this without plugging a single device into my computer.

However, if I want to use an Android device with my Mac, I have to either jump through hoops with a third party app or I have to plug the device and manually drag everything onto the device.

You go ahead with that drag and drop method, seems MUCH easier...:rolleyes:

TheRealPorkchop
Oct 6, 2012, 06:18 PM
No, it's much easier if you have it sync wirelessly, agreed. But not all of us have everything set up to automatically sync like that, if I did, I'd have well over 100 artist on my phone. That rag won't hold that much music, so therefore I have to use iTunes to manually put it in there and I do think iTunes is a major PITA.

Well, maybe not if you buy ALL your music from iTunes but download a few thousand albums, most of which Cletus did the ripping on and has the ID tags screwed up, and all of a sudden you'll see that iTunes is a PITA. Yea, I know... stop pirating music... I will soon as the world gets along with each other or I die.

Maybe Apple will make a phone just knows what you want before you do, will get it or do it for you automatically and then you'll be like "Wow, I didn't know I needed or wanted that, thanks iPhone". It's just my opinion... it doesn't matter and shouldn't change yours.

Vegastouch
Oct 6, 2012, 06:30 PM
Yup, that's much easier than syncing my music wirelessly via iTunes...:rolleyes:

You guys act like importing music into iTunes is such a difficult chore--apparently it's much easier than getting it onto an Android device from a Mac. Let's see, I can buy music via iTunes and I'm done--automatically synced to all my devices, even my Google Play library. Or I can rip a CD--again, automatically imported into iTunes and synced to all my iDevices. Or I can purchase it from a third party, drag it into iTunes and wow, again automatically synced to my devices. All of this without plugging a single device into my computer.

However, if I want to use an Android device with my Mac, I have to either jump through hoops with a third party app or I have to plug the device and manually drag everything onto the device.

You go ahead with that drag and drop method, seems MUCH easier...:rolleyes:

There are other ways. You can download music from Google music play right to your phone, download it from Amazon music right to your phone or you can use apps like isyncr and download them right to your phone or your entire iTunes library right to your phone or you can touch the back of somebody elses phone and get music, videos or photos from them, right to your phone.

Drag and drop is just one method from taking off a computer or from someplace else or transfer it from the internal card to the external card.

Is that enough options for you?

tbayrgs
Oct 6, 2012, 07:13 PM
There are other ways. You can download music from Google music play right to your phone, download it from Amazon music right to your phone or you can use apps like isyncr and download them right to your phone or your entire iTunes library right to your phone or you can touch the back of somebody elses phone and get music, videos or photos from them, right to your phone.

Drag and drop is just one method from taking off a computer or from someplace else or transfer it from the internal card to the external card.

Is that enough options for you?

You're missing my point. Yes, I know there are all of these methods, just that none of that is as efficient as wirelessly syncing music using iTunes and iDevices.

- You can download music from Google music play right to your phone: can do the same with iTunes and it's now automatically synced to all my computers, iDevices of choice and my Google Play library. Not the case with Google Play.

- download it from Amazon music right to your phone: same process as Google Play

- you can use apps like isyncr and download them right to your phone or your entire iTunes library right to your phone: I'm using iSyncr now with my Nexus 7 and while it gets the job done, it's not efficient or elegant as just using iTunes.

- you can touch the back of somebody elses phone and get music, videos or photos from them, right to your phone.: doesn't really have anything to do with managing my music library but admittedly, a very cool feature, though limited to other users with NFC enabled Android devices.

I guess long story short, my point was I find managing my music via iTunes with my iDevices is easier than any method I've seen using an Android device.

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No, it's much easier if you have it sync wirelessly, agreed. But not all of us have everything set up to automatically sync like that, if I did, I'd have well over 100 artist on my phone. That rag won't hold that much music, so therefore I have to use iTunes to manually put it in there and I do think iTunes is a major PITA.

Well, maybe not if you buy ALL your music from iTunes but download a few thousand albums, most of which Cletus did the ripping on and has the ID tags screwed up, and all of a sudden you'll see that iTunes is a PITA. Yea, I know... stop pirating music... I will soon as the world gets along with each other or I die.

Maybe Apple will make a phone just knows what you want before you do, will get it or do it for you automatically and then you'll be like "Wow, I didn't know I needed or wanted that, thanks iPhone". It's just my opinion... it doesn't matter and shouldn't change yours.

Understood. I don't have an enormous library and I'm a bit anal retentive about my media organization so using iTunes for me is a breeze. I also recognize that Apple doesn't give you the options you have available to you when using Android but at the same time, I find their provided option very efficient and easy to use. Problem is when I move to Android, what was previously very simple for me is now a bit of a pain in the a$$. I have more than enough data available to me to I'm using Google Music to wirelessly stream music to my Android devices and either plug in/drag and drop to move video or iSyncr to do it wirelessly.

TheRealPorkchop
Oct 6, 2012, 10:35 PM
Understood. I don't have an enormous library and I'm a bit anal retentive about my media organization so using iTunes for me is a breeze. I also recognize that Apple doesn't give you the options you have available to you when using Android but at the same time, I find their provided option very efficient and easy to use. Problem is when I move to Android, what was previously very simple for me is now a bit of a pain in the a$$. I have more than enough data available to me to I'm using Google Music to wirelessly stream music to my Android devices and either plug in/drag and drop to move video or iSyncr to do it wirelessly.

I agree on the anal retentive part, I'm pretty much the same way. And Hacker Joe giving those jacked up ID tags drives iTunes crazy, probably not really iTunes fault but more-so whoever ripped the music to start with. I spend a lot of my free time changing information within iTunes and using Tagr to fix albums so my stuff is organized correctly and neatly. It's just annoying sometimes that I have to thumb through all that music just to put a few albums on my phone. I'd like the drag-n-drop experience personally... I wish you could do it both ways on iPhone.

I don't know, overall I see a lot of good about the iPhone and about the Android phones too, both have good points and bad, in my opinion. I guess until each and every one of us can design and build our very own phone... none of us will be 100% happy and satisfied.

Vegastouch
Oct 6, 2012, 10:48 PM
You're missing my point. Yes, I know there are all of these methods, just that none of that is as efficient as wirelessly syncing music using iTunes and iDevices.

- You can download music from Google music play right to your phone: can do the same with iTunes and it's now automatically synced to all my computers, iDevices of choice and my Google Play library. Not the case with Google Play.

- download it from Amazon music right to your phone: same process as Google Play

- you can use apps like isyncr and download them right to your phone or your entire iTunes library right to your phone: I'm using iSyncr now with my Nexus 7 and while it gets the job done, it's not efficient or elegant as just using iTunes.

- you can touch the back of somebody elses phone and get music, videos or photos from them, right to your phone.: doesn't really have anything to do with managing my music library but admittedly, a very cool feature, though limited to other users with NFC enabled Android devices.

I guess long story short, my point was I find managing my music via iTunes with my iDevices is easier than any method I've seen using an Android device.[COLOR="#808080"]



Anything you download to your phone from anything else gets automatically updated to your Google play. I got what your point was but big deal. There are more ways to do it on Android than using crap iTunes. Yes it is better than it was but it is still something that you must use for the iPhone, which i hate.

As for NFC, dont worry, once iPhone gets it , it will be the best invention Apple has made :rolleyes:

sentinelsx
May 7, 2013, 11:39 AM
My point is that if we have to go to a third party, wouldn't it be better for google themselves to offer a mac syncing solution that works for all devices.

Also for anyone new to Android the fact you get a phone, and then find that your manufacturer doesn't support the computer OS, if you had not heard of third party solutions who do you turn to? Google searches! Then it's a case of trying different ones, why not have Google just supply one period.

It's shouldn't be so messy. It's another example of Android Fragmentation not only in hardware but Software.

Problem is iTunes is more like a google services competitor (music, content, cloud etc) and i doubt google wants to bake in sync functionality.

This is where the playstore comes in.

Just like google's maps, youtube, chrome, gmail do not come preloaded on the iPhone and you have to get it in the appstore.

The difference here is what you miss: Apple needs to make an official iTunes sync app for google play which they never will because apple is never big on creating multi-platform software.

Apple did make an iTunes port for PCs after all right?

Would you blame windows for not bundling a sync client for your iPhone?

Blaming google for apple philosophy is not going to make it happen.

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IMO, the easiest solution would be for Apple to write an Android app for the syncing, even add in iCloud support

That IS the real solution. All we need is an official app on play store from apple to allow android devices to sync to itunes.

Unless google is blocking apple's request to approve an app they did make, they haven't done anything wrong here.

Since when did google take responsibility for itunes, an apple product?

chagla
May 7, 2013, 05:26 PM
itunes music/video folders are stored in a folder. all you need to do DRAG-AND-DROP the folders on your Android phone. you don't need a special syncing software.

on windows systems, it's under my documents folder.

i should mention, you can actually use the android phone as a portable usb storage device. just like a flash drive.