switching from iphone to android

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by theshirko, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. theshirko macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2010
    i have had it with this
    the iphone 4g launched in canada 2 months ago but it was a BS launch , since my carrier (fido) has no phones available and the line ups are still on , the website still has a 3 weeks delay, then instead of solving this issue apple seems to be happy with it, instead they focus on the vorizion and china launch .
    i had it with apple and i ordered me an adroid

    thank you all
  2. jw nyc, Sep 24, 2010
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    jw nyc macrumors 6502a

    Jan 31, 2008
  3. fenderbass146 macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2009
    Northwest Indiana
    Good luck you will be back I tried android for a week and went back to my iPhone
  4. Alaerian Guest


    Jan 6, 2005
    A barstool, Innis & Gunn in hand
    Soo ....

    See you in a week?

    (and the obligatory "can i hav ur stuff?")
  5. itsmemuffins macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
    Man oh man the iPhone 4 is worth the wait. You are missing out big time.
  6. Jare macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2010
    You might wanna check out my thread on Android. I feel like you do about Apple BUT, Android doesn't really compare as well as even I thought it would.

    You'll like it, but it's nothing permanent. Just do a search for my threads and have a read. :)

    Here's a link instead of searching. http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1019505
  7. vachargerfan macrumors regular

    May 28, 2008
    Wow, it was a whole 3 week wait? I know of some people who waited well over a month. Good luck though
  8. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    What the heck is vorizion? :confused:
  9. TruckdriverSean macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2009
    Texas, US
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    Well, some of the highest-end Android phones are quite nice, but dude, if you really wanted an iPhone 4 why didn't you just order one 2 months ago.

    Assuming Canadian "months" aren't much different from U.S. months, you could have had your phone like.. Five weeks ago... and skipped all this drama.

    Oh. Wait..

  10. petvas macrumors 601


    Jul 20, 2006
    Mannheim, Germany
    When I read the thread's title, I though I would read inside about how the Android feels and works for someone who used to have an iPhone. I expected to read something interesting and maybe productive, but instead I read about someone who couldn't wait enough time to get an iPhone and went Android. No arguments, no reasoning at all...This thread is just disappointing.
  11. sectime macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2007
    Is that Macbook in your Computer lab at school??
  12. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

    May 29, 2010
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    Well folks, get ready for a new thread next week by the OP, titled; \"I am happy to be back with Apple\", lol!! :D
  13. theshirko thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2010
    may be
    the question is...how happy would that make you ?
  14. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire, USA
    +1 ....

    Get the phone you like and the provider you are happy with. Just don't expect people to care about what you personally like (especially since we don't even know you :) ).
  15. Savor Suspended


    Jun 18, 2010
    If you were going to go Android, you should go get it unlocked and something more elusive.



    Lenovo LePhone

    True, it sounds like a cheap iClone made in China, but aren't real iPhones made in China too? Technically, Apple doesn't manufacture our phones, FoxConn does. Then Apple outsources using Samsung's chipset and Omnivision's camera module.

    I saw this LePhone back in Jan on YouTube. It has the nicest UI of all the Androids I've seen even at 2.1. I remember thinking did LeBron come up with that name? LeBron's LePhone? Then I forgot about it until an Android sub-forum reminded me about it again. I say try something different and it still does have solid specs. This phone reminds me of the Motorola Ming released like 5 years ago. While everybody had RAZRs, the Ming made some folks head turn from those true cell phone enthusiasts who really want to think different.
  16. nelly29 macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2010
    I love how some people think it is their right to have and iphone and apple has an obligation to supply them with one.....if you really wanted one you would stand in line to get one or go by your local carrier store and offer a kid $20 extra if he puts one aside for you when they get a shipment...But if it makes you feel better to get an inferior product that you can just walk into a store and buy cause not many other people want one then good 4 u :p
  17. Vegastouch macrumors 603


    Jul 12, 2008
    Las Vegas, NV
    Your thread is one of many with different opinions. I went to android and i think it is great. I have a Galaxy S phone though. Maybe that makes a difference than what you tried because the Galaxy S phones are great. Took me a full week to start to really like Android and i think Jailbreaking is great as well so if you dont, that right there is something your missing out on with JB'ing and rooting an android. iPhone does some things i miss but this phone does more things iphone never will as long as Steve Jobs is in charge.
    The Apps dont concern me because they are getting more all the time and updating the ones they do have to make then better.

    Only thing i dont like is it tales longer to get updates than it does with Apple. Though a lot of Apples updates are pretty useless.

    You want to point somebody to your thread , great but i have quite the opposite experience and opinion of Android than you do. The notification system on Android is worlds better than iPhones and i think the camera is just fine on my Vibrant. Takes real good pictures imo, and video is very nice as well.
  18. Roofy., Sep 25, 2010
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    Roofy. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2009
    That honestly looks like the most poorly designed android phone ever made. Its even laggier than others and the interface blows.
  19. kdarling macrumors P6


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
  20. iBaloney macrumors 6502


    Jan 6, 2010
    switching to android? lmfao why downgrade yourself?
  21. trekkie604, Sep 26, 2010
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    trekkie604 macrumors 65832


    Feb 25, 2008
    Vancouver, Canada
    You'll be paying full price for a nexusone. Fido doesn't sell any subsidized Android handsets yet. ;)
  22. naths macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2009
    i changed to android just after the launch of the so called "best phone ever"..or so the people on this forum call it...i changed to a HTC desire,better in everyway!....even andriod forums are better they realise that there are other phones out there and the particular model they own isnt the b all and end all....phones move with technology...and there are more technologically advanced phones about now...Desire HD in a couple of weeks for me...anyway good luck with whatever u chose...at the end of the day as long as u can dial a numbe and talk to someone....
  23. theshirko thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2010
    here is the story

    please keep in mind that the only problems i had with this phone stems from the fact that it was locked on AT&T, it was my choice to save money.
    so it was a bumpy ride at the start, to find the right price/phone combinations, while keeping in mind that i might not like android and i might have to switch back to iphone.

    started by testing a nexus one that unfortunately was the wrong band frequency, but I WAS VERY IMPRESSED. when i started trying flash and multitasking i realized that i am sold into android, add to this some very impressive apps.

    finally i got a cheap galaxy S phone off ebay, it was locked and loaded on AT&T, but the price was worth the risk and trouble to make it work on fido.
    it took some tinkering, made a mistake that bricked the phone, now here where the beauty of the open source comes in: quick research, quick download and i restored it, then i avoided my mistakes, rooted,unlocked it, flashed the ROM of choice...even changed my launcher and keyboard

    ok so here's why android wins in my book : (you only realize how cool the features are when you try them): actually as an iphone user that never had an android you would think that you dont need them, BUT YOU DO:




    4-switch easily to ANY keyboard you want

    5-switch the home launcher (look at launcher-pro+ for an example) and even organize your apps any way you want (short cuts-folders)

    6- anti theft/lost security apps are superb, and they are either free or on a pay when you need them bases (notification if your sim is switched, location, remote wiping, sending a remote message, setting a reward message that works even when the phone is not connected, TURN on and view the phone camera remotely)

    7- a little app called screeble

    8- copy paste files in any place you want in your phone (sd internal external)

    9- the phone works as mass storage

    10- SD card

    ok now the bad and why i miss my iphone sometimes :

    1- games selection sucks on android

    2- miss my navigon navigation , coming soon to android though.

    3- in general the apps selection selection and features are more mature on iphone.
  24. WhatAmI macrumors 6502a


    Sep 2, 2009
  25. aohus macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2010
    You don't like Google's native 'Navigation' application? I found it to be the biggest selling point of Android OS.

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