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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by levain, Sep 30, 2012.
Spotify is available for both platforms.
Open the app drawer, then long click and drag to put it back in the bottom.
Back on this thing.
Music is the biggie for me. How do you guys manage your music on Android? I just downloaded the music manager from Google to play with, but I'm not sure about that. I mean, keeping all my music online? I'm on the fence about that. Do you guys just rip into a music file, then drag/drop onto the phone? The more I research, the more confused I get:eek1
Lets say I did use google play (MM). Does that mean I need to be online for my music? Anyway, I'd probably just put a big ass sd card in the phone and not bother with that.
The google music manager app syncs your music, so it's both on line and local.
I just pull the micro sd card from my phone, pop it into my computer, drag music onto it and pop it back into the phone.
I stand corrected on this.
2 wait 20 seconds
3 plug in phone (see alternate "3"), 'yes' to mount usb
3 alternate- open "andftp" and ftp 1Gb of music/porn/whatever in a few minutes, via wifi
4 drag FROM itunes to phone's sdcard directory - "MUSIC"
5 umount sdcard, start music
sync is for email and washing pans.
if you haven't found a player you like yet, get "apollo". it's my very best friend forever.
2 very specific questions about migrating from iphone to android:
- Can you transfer your existing playlists from itunes or do you have to start over.
- Can you transfer your Contacts (ie Address Book), or does it have to be recreated. Note: I don't mean contact associated with an email program - I mean the actual contacts file that has all kinds of notes and addresses in it.
I spent today putting music onto my Galaxy - copy and paste from a large music file. I've got itunes for my ipod, but it's just so much easier not having to deal with that Apple stuff.
For contacts, if you sync your address book to gmail, everything should sync pretty seamlessly.
Playlists, I think you'll need a third party app.
Just went and played with a Samsung Galaxy 3.
Then, went across the store and was completely underwhelmed by the iPhone 5. It was remarkable. I mean, look at the choices we have these days! Pretty incredible what these little devices do, but something about the iPhone just seemed small. dated. less advanced.
The things the sales guy was showing me on the Galaxy was pretty impressive. He owns a personal iPhone and a company Android. If he quit AT&T, he'd drop the iPhone.
Now, where is that "switching from iPhone to Android 101" thread?
Oh, and I was under the impression the Galaxy would be unlocked? That isn't true. What needs to happen to unlock this phone to pop in local sims? verizon said it wasn't a GSM phone, but AT&T didn't mention that. Is that only true for Verizon??
if you look down at the "buy now" you will see it is avaliable for most all major networks. that means that the verizon and sprint versions are not unlocked, but any of the GSM networks could be. a quick amazon search brought up a bunch of GSM unlocked phones, so they are avaliable.
Sprint and Verizon are CDMA (although they also have dual mode GSM / CDMA 'world phones'), which are neither locked nor unlocked- but they do need to be activated by the provider.
GSM phones can be bought unlocked (typically full price, probably around $600 for the GS3), or subsidized (which typically indicates locked). ATT will unlock a phone after the contract is done, or you cancel the contract (and occasionally earlier); T-Mobile will unlock a phone after ~1 month. You can also try alternate methods of unlocking (a third party service, or some phones have a way to back out the unlock code).
Windows media player (blows iTunes out of the water BTW), USB cable. Sync.
Alternatively, you can manage music manually through the file system. Drag and drop baby.
The Galaxy Nexus is $350 unlocked and off contract.
Having phone options is a HUGE advantage to Android.
Lots of options in screen size, price, brands, etc.
iPhone, you have only 1. Well, I guess 2. You can get a new one, or an old one
nope, you have 3 options- the new one, the old one, and the 2 year old one.
For those who like choices.
So, I did it. Now, a proud owner of a Galaxy S3. I'm gonna love this phone, but there is definitely a learning curve. It's not nearly as user friendly as an iPhone is, but I expected that.
For those switching from an iPhone. A tip:
Before switching turn iMessage OFF in setttings. Apparently iMessage is the default text. Why they can't just use text, I don't know-That's apple for you, and the reason I switched. Long story short, anyone with an iPhone that tries texting you won't go through. It gets lost in Apple's server. I took my new sim out of the S3, put it in the iPhone, went into settings, turned iMessage off, and it's now playing fine.
It's true that you can drag/drop music from iTunes. Anything purchased from iTunes transfers "clean". Artwork, album titles etc. Everything else (99% of my music), transfers as a file.It's funny since it shows as a generic mp3 file, but then on the phone, it does show the album, but it's not very user friendly. Don't know how to describe it. It's not a solution for me, I'm way too anal. I want my music in nice neat files. If anyone can point me in the right direction, I'd appreciate it.
Great phone. I'm loving it so far.
ummm, not positive what you are talking about? Where are these other files from - possibly the files are missing meta data?