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

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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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)

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38 Comments

1. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Apple and ifans are going to hate that

9. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

ifooooolz lol

22. nyuvo

Posts: 72; Member since: May 10, 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.

36. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 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

37. aschamy

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 12, 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!

2. Kan_wha

Posts: 88; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

I'd LOL if WP8 packs the same feature haha

3. wsucoug13

Posts: 164; Member since: May 04, 2012

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

16. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Could care less what phone others choose

34. Jillsandwich

Posts: 63; Member since: Oct 24, 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.

4. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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)

6. Mitchel

Posts: 228; Member since: May 25, 2012

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

7. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"...they just want a phone that works..." Sounds like taco50. :)

10. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Maybe it's him. : )

33. cttan456

Posts: 62; Member since: Mar 22, 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.

15. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

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

17. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

24. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

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

27. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

18. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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

25. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Instructions: 1. Go on PA for Sunday and read articles 2. Get back to me

28. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

29. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 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.”

30. whothisperson

Posts: 102; Member since: May 06, 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.

35. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

5. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Right on the money, nice move samsung.

8. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 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...

11. fwinst

Posts: 64; Member since: May 08, 2010

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

12. kvenderley

Posts: 31; Member since: Aug 09, 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?

14. ilia1986 unregistered

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

19. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 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

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