verizon iphone questions
I am looking to switch soon to iphone and have a few questions coming from android droid x.
1. Can you stream podcast like google listen(3g or wifi)?
2. Pandora work on 3g?
3. Instant sync with google contacts, email calendar? Apps for this if not native?
4. Gtask app that will sync?
5. I know there is no turn by turn app for iphone yet so what do you guys use for navigation? Can you still use google maps and see yourself real time?
Any articles on going from android to apple you can point me too would be great.
- 04-29-2011, 09:05 PM #2
- 04-29-2011, 11:10 PM #4
- 04-30-2011, 03:08 AM #5
- 04-30-2011, 09:47 AM #6
- 04-30-2011, 11:38 AM #7
There are a few different Google Tasks apps in the market that will sync up just fine.
Coming from an Evo, it took me a couple of weeks to get used to the iphone, things are different, and you will lose some things like the Google Navigation which I really miss. There is a MapQuest mobile app that provides turn-by-turn navigation similar to google, but it is not nearly as good. I have not tried Navigon which I hear is great, but costs $25+.
The iphone has a lot to offer, and the biggest thing for me is app selection and quality. The apps really are better on iphone. I have only had one app crash on me, otherwise everything functions perfect.
As for Pandora, yes, you can listen on 3G no problem. However, I recommend Slacker Radio. Not only do they have more/better features and better song selection, but if you choose a paid membership you get a lot more features like station caching (saves your battery) which stores 100 songs from each cached station to your phone for listening even with no signal. Slacker's up-coming release will include on-demand listening/caching for $10/mo. Create playlists of your favorite songs to listen to whenever you want, and also download them to your device to listen any time. Pretty sweet
- 04-30-2011, 02:54 PM #8
Thanks guys. I am switching for several reasons.
Everybody tells me iPhone has better battery life then my droid x with extended battery.. I also own an iMac,iPad and touch. I was hesitant on switching to iPhone everybody keeps saying there are more free apps on android but are they quality? I found my x getting so slow with 150 apps that I had to hard reset to get it to run fast again. Mulit tasking is over hyped it just burns battery and slows the machine down.couple other reasons for switching are same cables for everybody to use. Shared iOS apps, small physical size. I am sick of the big phone feel never watch movies etc for the big screen. I just need the same apps or similar for iPhone and I will be happy. 90 percent of the time my phone is for calks and texting imagine that!
- 04-30-2011, 07:15 PM #10
I don't need the GPS on for remote location or wipe with the Droid X but the find my phone from Apple requires that.
That doesn't mean keep your X, but do remember to be ready to charge your iPHone and you can't put another battery in it in a matter of moments.
Typing on an iPhone is lame compared to the Android options but the iPhone display quality helps with use. I confess that iPhone use is easier for me because I use iPad too and my accounting app syncs between them. The superior navigation, contacts and calendar with big screen would make me think twice if I didn't have my iPad too.
If you're a podcast/netcast addict the player right from locked phone is a nice iPhone feature.
This one might only be important for my profession (net/sys engineer), but iPhone tethers and does hotspot.
There are no rights or wrongs here but battery life would be a last reason for me to move to an iPhone.
- 04-30-2011, 09:53 PM #11
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- 05-05-2011, 10:09 PM #14
here. This lets you get your gmail pushed, as well as sync contacts and calendars OTA. It's great
As far as podcasts go, I had heard a while back that Podcaster is a good app for streaming podcasts, but don't hold me to that as I am not really a podcast kind of person so I have not tried it
- 05-06-2011, 02:31 AM #15
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- 05-07-2011, 09:39 AM #18
If you want any recommendation on any topic then you need to provide your requirements. Budget? Do you need locally stored maps? Other features? If selecting a nav app was a question with a one-size-fits-all answer we'd all use the same nav app. Things are a bit different on Android since Google Maps Nav is stock on most devices and it's free -- though you'd still want to consider an alternative if you had needs that Google Maps Nav could not meet.
Last edited by briareus; 05-07-2011 at 09:58 AM.
- 05-08-2011, 06:34 PM #19
- 05-08-2011, 09:32 PM #20
I really wish developers could do or would do more with Apple devices in this realm.
- 05-09-2011, 09:57 AM #21