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Android and Macbook pro?

Closingracer

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I love how the iPhone and MacBook pro just works together quite easily but with the rumors coming with the iPhone 7 and everything else I might consider going back to Android devices. If I do I am wondering does Android devices sync with Macbooks natively at all? Just curious because I might decide to buy a Samsung Galaxy S7 in a few months when Apple announces the iPhone 7? Also maybe getting a cheap Android tablet so I would like to know anyways.
 

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For over the last several years I've enjoyed stellar connectivity and synchronization between my much loved 15" and 13" MacBook Pros and my flagship Nexus, Samsung, HTC and Moto Android smartphones. Every bit as easy as my iPhones, there's no reason to hesitate.
 
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Closingracer

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Android works fine with Apple computers when you use this tool: https://www.android.com/filetransfer/

It's free. It's pretty barebones, but it allows you to manage any files on the device. You can remove, add, move, and upload files to and from the android device you are using.



Thanks good to know if I do end up changing. Hopefully they(Apple) don't remove the headphone jack.
 
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"Sync" in what way? If you're talking mail/calendars/etc, you can sign in to a Google account in System Preferences and utilize Mail, Calendar, Contacts for those features and iMessage for chatting with Hangouts users (I do it all the time).

File transfers have been touched on. I use Google Drive for that.

Music, Google has the Google Play Music app that can be installed on your Mac and will sync to iTunes, you can then access your music on your phone in the cloud and download tracks/albums to your phone for offline listening (again, something I do).
 
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Closingracer

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"Sync" in what way? If you're talking mail/calendars/etc, you can sign in to a Google account in System Preferences and utilize Mail, Calendar, Contacts for those features and iMessage for chatting with Hangouts users (I do it all the time).

File transfers have been touched on. I use Google Drive for that.

Music, Google has the Google Play Music app that can be installed on your Mac and will sync to iTunes, you can then access your music on your phone in the cloud and download tracks/albums to your phone for offline listening (again, something I do).


I hate Google Drive and cloud storage in general...... I want to file transfer the old fashion way
 
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