Google Chairman Eric Schmidt has posted a multi-step guide on switching from Apple's iPhone to an Android device on his Google+ page today, refreshing the rivalry between the two companies as of late. While the guide itself appears to be relatively basic in nature, Schmidt instructs both PC and Mac users on how to move to Android, and also makes recommendations for various Google utilities like Chrome over Apple programs such as Safari.
Many of my iPhone friends are converting to Android. The latest high-end phones from Samsung (Galaxy S4), Motorola (Verizon Droid Ultra) and the Nexus 5 (for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile) have better screens, are faster, and have a much more intuitive interface. They are a great Christmas present to an iPhone user!
Here are the steps I recommend to make this switch. Like the people who moved from PCs to Macs and never switched back, you will switch from iPhone to Android and never switch back as everything will be in the cloud, backed up, and there are so many choices for you. 80% of the world, in the latest surveys, agrees on Android.
Named to Apple's board of directors in August 2006, Schmidt resigned from his position in August 2009 due to conflicts of interest amid the growing competition Google and Apple. While the chairman said that Android was “pretty clearly“ winning the mobile war with Apple in December 2012, Schmidt stated last July that the relationship between the two companies was “improving“. However, the executive also prompted a bit of laughter from a crowd last month when he stated that Android is “more secure than the iPhone.“