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Samsung aims for simple transition from the iPhone to the Galaxy S III with the Easy Phone Sync app

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Samsung aims for simple transition from the iPhone to the Galaxy S III with the Easy Phone Sync app
Samsung is making it easier for iPhone owners who might jump the gun and switch over to a Galaxy S III handset. It offers a free app to Galaxy S III owners in the UK, called Easy Phone Sync, which allows for transferring all your iTunes info onto your Android phone.

The app is available in the Play Store, and you need to install one more component on your PC or Mac, in order to get going. Easy Phone Sync will transfer your backed up iTunes info like contacts, messages, music and videos, even podcasts, over to your Samsung Galaxy S III. 

Hopefully Samsung will decide to bless other regions with free access to Easy Phone Sync, so as those who decide to live with Android instead of iOS for a while, have the process as simplified as possible.

source: EasyPhoneSync (Play Store)

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posted on 25 Jun 2012, 09:13 15

1. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


Apple and ifans are going to hate that

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 10:02 1

9. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 703; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


ifooooolz lol

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 18:16

22. nyuvo (Posts: 72; Member since: 10 May 2012)


I think what Samsung is doing is smart. See most iPhone users I know are quite proud about how their accounts are all backed up and there music is organised with itunes etc etc and if they were able to continue using itunes the way they have been and have this companion app to sync there data as per usual, suddenly you get the benefits of itunes (even I myself an android user uses itunes for my music) and its sync capabilities and also the obvious benefit of having an amazing android phone.

I think it's a done deal for a lot of iPhone owners but I guess we can only wait and see how many installs the app gets to give us an approximate number of people switching from ios to android.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 11:33

36. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Maybe Apple is going to trash that app out of the App Store cuz they remove what they hate and give some other excuses for it. Typical dirty stratergy

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 05:43

37. aschamy (Posts: 7; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


WRONGGGG!!!!! LOL I LOVE IT!!! now I don't have a reason not to switch. :P
I'm getting it tomorrow... and to be honest, this was the only thing keeping me away from android!

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 09:14 5

2. Kan_wha (Posts: 88; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


I'd LOL if WP8 packs the same feature haha

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 09:20 2

3. wsucoug13 (Posts: 164; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Can't wait for all the iFans to come on here and b****

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 13:17 5

16. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Could care less what phone others choose

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 00:53 1

34. Jillsandwich (Posts: 58; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


So, if you COULD care less, then that means you actually do care what other people chooses?

English, motherf*cker, DO YOU SPEAK IT?

rofl.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 09:22 4

4. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4433; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


That is not saying much about the Apple customers. Android is not that hard to learn. Just give anyone a hour with Android 4.0.4 ICS & they will be experts in no time. It's not hard to transfer iTunes to your Android handset. It's sad that an app like this is needed for the poor souls coming from an iOS device! lol

Hey but Samsung is easing these poor souls from the Darkside, (iOS) to the side of the Force. (Android)

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 09:34 4

6. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)


But average iPhone users are just too lazy to tinker their phone, they just want a phone that works..

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 09:56 4

7. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"...they just want a phone that works..."

Sounds like taco50. :)

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 10:03 2

10. matrix_neo (Posts: 321; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Maybe it's him. : )

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 23:57 2

33. cttan456 (Posts: 61; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


my girlfriend's teenage daughter had to send her iPhone 4 to the repair centre 7 times in the past months..you call that a phone that works?.. she's a huge iPhone fan but finally she told me "Galaxy S3 for me next time"
Samsung launch dozens of phones per year but Apple launch only 1 miserable, outdated, small-screened phone per year and still can't get it to work.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 13:17 6

15. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Considering 70% of android users can't access wifi I don't think you have room to talk.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 14:13 5

17. tedkord (Posts: 5278; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Considering that 70% of iPhones can't hold a signal from the carrier, iPhone users had better know how to use WiFi.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 19:26 3

24. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


My statement is backed up by a study and yours is backed up by... Trolling

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 20:09 3

27. tedkord (Posts: 5278; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Go to the study. Nowhere does it state that Android users don't know how to use WiFi. Neither does it offer ANY reasons. It simply states that they use it less than iOS users.

You are backed up by a blog where the guy did the same thing I did, he took a naked stat, and assigned his own cause to it. You are in no way backed up by a study.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 14:24 4

18. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4433; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


What in the world are you talking about taco50? Are you sure you are not confusing the i$heep with the tech savvy Android folks? Remember there are still people who swear the iPhone 4 & 4S are 4G. lol

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 19:27 2

25. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Instructions:

1. Go on PA for Sunday and read articles

2. Get back to me

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 20:18 3

28. tedkord (Posts: 5278; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Instructions;

1. Go to dictionary.com and learn the difference between a blog and a study.

2. Go read the actual ComScore study that the blog references, and find anywhere where it states that Android user don't know how to use Wi-Fi.

3. Report back to me.

4. Write a 500 word report on what it's like to always be wrong.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 21:17 1

29. tedkord (Posts: 5278; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Ok, since I know you won't read the actual study, here's what it says.

" In the U.S., the increased availability of LTE, 4G and other high-speed data networks currently make it less necessary for smartphone users to offload, but it’s also possible that the diminishing availability of unlimited cellular data plans will eventually push more usage to Wi-Fi.”

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 21:20

30. whothisperson (Posts: 102; Member since: 06 May 2012)


I was curious about what the debate was about so I went ahead and read that article. It does not say anything about not being able to to access wifi... it states android users just so happen to use mobile data more while iphone users tend to use wifi more. Learn to read and comprehend what you read.

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 06:53 1

35. tedkord (Posts: 5278; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


When you think about it, since the study attributes the lower WiFi usage to 4g LTE, what it's really saying is that iPhone users are forced to use Wifi by the slow, outdated hardware Apple foists on them.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 09:30 4

5. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Right on the money, nice move samsung.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 09:59 5

8. good2great (Posts: 1040; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


lol... i doubt any iphone user is gonna come here to complain...

you guys dont understand that its more android users that populate this site than anyone...

if anyone shows up it'll be Taco defending any troll attacks against apple...

and gallitoking would probably show up not to complain but to show his face because it wouldn't be him if he didnt...lol

other than that... this post will get 60+ comments from android users bashing apple and its users with redundant comments page after page...

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 10:22

11. fwinst (Posts: 64; Member since: 08 May 2010)


of course, we have to be able to get a SG3 before we can make the simple transition. ;-)

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 10:54

12. kvenderley (Posts: 31; Member since: 09 Aug 2009)


So is it just me or is everyone on here an android user or "non iphone" user? hardly nobody who comments on this site is an "iphan". lol im thinking about getting the SGS3, but idk if its the best android phone out there. what do you all think?

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 12:39 1

14. ilia1986 (unregistered)


I am an iPhone user. And I hate Apple and iOS. Love Android.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 15:34 4

19. good2great (Posts: 1040; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


lol... i dont understand... just sell your iphone and get you a used android phone or buy one unlocked and root it to work on the network your on... GOSH.

why carry/use a product that you hate... it just makes you look like a traitor or a prick coming here expressing your love for android when you dont even have one...

just doesnt make sense to me...

the same with that "SlimSoldier" guy on here...lol

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 19:29 4

26. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Exactly he says he got the iPhone so he can customize. Anyone with any knowledge knows you don't get Apple to customize.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 23:23

32. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Maybe because I can't? Maybe because I don't have the money for it yet?

My next phone is the SGS3.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 11:53 1

13. aahmed215 (Posts: 86; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


Great news! I'm switching from the iPhone to the this device and this will come in handy.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 16:04 1

20. bigmac313 (Posts: 7; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


I'm selling my 4S for this piece of artwork. Definitely getting the international verison!

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 18:41

23. Stuntman (Posts: 784; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


I had such a difficult time converting my wife's contacts from her old Galaxy Q to her iPhone. I had an even harder time moving over her ring tone. Why couldn't Apple have made something like that to make it easy for me to covert phones?

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 21:30 1

31. whothisperson (Posts: 102; Member since: 06 May 2012)


Samsung is out to juice the rest of the Apple.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 09:31

38. kvenderley (Posts: 31; Member since: 09 Aug 2009)


Just got the SGS3 yesterday and its so much better than the iPhone. I'm still learning everything that goes into a high end android phone, but once i get used to it, ill try to root it and it will be so awesome!

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