Converting My Wife to Android, Part 2.

In my previous article, I talked about upgrading my wife from her iPhone 4 to the OnePlus One.  I also mentioned that I’d post a follow up with her thoughts after a week of using the device.  So, I emailed her a set of questions to answer and this is what she had to say …

1. How has the transition from apple to android gone so far?

Easy peasy, lemon squeezy. Mainly because Pickles set it all up for me.

2. Are there things you miss?

Yes! I feel like some apps run better on the iPhone, like Red Stamp. It’s a pain in the butt on an Android. Plus, half of my contacts didn’t transfer over. Since I run my own business and rely heavily on my contact list, this was annoying.

Ok, so I’ll be honest here.  She uses multiple email accounts, across multiple service providers.  It was a pain in the ass for me to figure out which one had all her contacts and which one didn’t.  I did the best I could here.

In hindsight, I could have easily synced her phone contacts with Google through her MacBook air.  That would’ve prevented this problem.

3. Are the things you like better?

The size of the phone and the speed. Also the whole “Okay Google” thing.

4. Compared to your iPhone, do you like the one plus phone better (in terms of hardware, not software).

Um, I don’t know what hardware is.

5. Would you recommend this to your friends who currently use iPhone? Why?

No, but my friends are not techie geeks. Everyone has an iPhone because they are easy.

6. Any comments otherwise?

I never would have bought a different phone if Pickles didn’t tell me that I HAD to have this one. I do like it and it is sooooo much faster than my iPhone. However, I had an iPhone 4, so I don’t know if it was slow because it was so old or if this phone is really that much better. Honestly, a phone is a phone to me. I use it to text, check email and run credit cards for my business so I don’t really need anything fancy.

I will say that it catches people’s eyes and I have had several people ask me already what kind of phone it is.
So what does all this mean?  Well, I think it’s rather simple.  If you have an iPhone now and are looking to switch, make sure you have someone who can help you do it.  I’m not talking about the guy at the kiosk in the mall or the person at the wireless store either.  You need to make sure that this person who helps you is immediately accessible for the first week or so.
This is particularly important if you a) have never used Android and b) are not really a technical person.  I was able to smooth out several bumps in the road for my wife to ensure she had an overall positive and smooth transition to Android.  I honestly don’t think it would have gone well for her otherwise.


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