Android device on a Mac?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by steffi, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. steffi macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2003
    So how powerful is the experience of using an Android device on a Mac?
  2. macrem macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2008
    There is an Android File Transfer app I used when I first got my Nexus tablet to transfer data, otherwise I can't think of anything that can't be shared the via the cloud. It mostly ends up being OS X app sharing data with a Google service sharing data with an Android app. It's probably at least at par with Windows + Android or Linux + Android but the OS X Apps are richer than their counterparts.

    OS X + iOS offer the best related experience by a long shot. The only exception that comes to mind is iCloud mail has crappy spam filtering, so now I forward iCloud mail to Gmail and only access Gmail from devices. Gmail takes care of the spam quite well.
  3. Fanaticalism macrumors 6502a

    Apr 16, 2013
    I just use Google services (Gmail, Drive etc) and have Pushbullet and Hangouts extensions (I use Chrome as my browser with the Material Theme) for incoming calls, IM and Texts.

    I haven't used a cable for absolutely anything since I stopped using my iphone. Only time my macs see a cable is when I'm having issue with one of the ipads.
  4. ggibson913 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 11, 2006
    Also for the experience of continuity, I used the AirDroid app on my phone.
  5. Heavy Fluid macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2008
    Gmail, Drive, Android File Transfer, and that is all I need. Chrome on both the phone and the Mac mini so everything just works. Haven't seen a need to use anything else.

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