Google’s Eric Schmidt goes after iOS users with Android conversion guide


Switching to a new smartphone can be a time of mixed emotions. Of course, most of those are going to be excitement over having a brand new, fast, sleek handset to play with, but don’t forget about the inevitable adjustment period. After all, that old phone was practically a part of you, and it’s going to take a while to get used to the new one. And that assumes you’re sticking to the same platform – jumping to a new one is an even scarier proposition. Google Chairman Eric Schmidt is doing what he can to help ease the transition between iOS and new Android users, posting his own little how-to guide to his Google+ page.

While such guides are nothing new, it’s neat to see one posted to an exec’s personal page like this. The way Schmidt writes it, all his friends are ditching their iPhones for Androids, so he put together some instructions on guiding like-minded users through the transition.

The guide itself is pretty dry, but some of Schmidt’s choices here are interesting: when listing a few of the “latest high-end phones” he names the Nexus 5, Samsung’s Galaxy S 4, and… the Motorola Droid Ultra? We assume that’s Google’s ownership of Motorola Mobility talking, as it’s a weird choice.

What’s next? Tim Cook’s Five Steps for Ditching Android?

Source: Eric Schmidt (Google+)
Via: Android Guys

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!