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# 99380 18-Mar-2012 15:10
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G'day there,

Been a Mac/iPad/iPhone user for a long time, loved it, but now I'm over of it and think it is time for a change. Quite capable technically and don't mind figuring things out.

Currently I use;
iCloud = personal mail
Exchange = work mail
Pop3 = 2 other email accounts
iCloud = for both calenders 
Evernote = notes management 
Omnifocus = projects/tasks/sub tasks

I've ordered a HTC One X and will probably get the 3G Asus Transformer Prime Infinity when that launches if I can wait, or get the current Prime and tether.

Notes:
  • As far as I can tell, there should be no major headaches with the new Android 4.0 line up doing most or all of what I've been doing on Apple product?
  • Will transition to Gmail/Cal if need be to handle any .me issues?
  • Thinking of Asana.com's web based project/task manager as the best option to replace Omnifocus?
Any thoughts and input appreciated, the button has been pushed.

Cheers

Wayne

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  # 596786 18-Mar-2012 16:09
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Wow the Prime Infinity looks INSANE! Any idea on an ETA for NZ?

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# 596790 18-Mar-2012 16:23
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motorwayne: G'day there,

Been a Mac/iPad/iPhone user for a long time, loved it, but now I'm over of it and think it is time for a change. 

.......

Any thoughts and input appreciated, the button has been pushed.

Cheers

Wayne


Wayne, this is one of the BEST decisions you have made in your life.. congrats Smile





 
 
 
 


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  # 596800 18-Mar-2012 16:45
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nakedmolerat:
motorwayne: G'day there,

Been a Mac/iPad/iPhone user for a long time, loved it, but now I'm over of it and think it is time for a change. 

.......

Any thoughts and input appreciated, the button has been pushed.

Cheers

Wayne


Wayne, this is one of the BEST decisions you have made in your life.. congrats Smile


LOL overstate much? :)

It's just an operating system on his mobile device.

But yes I MUCH prefer Android (or pretty much anything) to IOS :)  



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  # 596806 18-Mar-2012 16:56
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nakedmolerat: Wayne, this is one of the BEST decisions you have made in your life.. congrats Smile


Good one on the enthusiasm :-)

Cheers  



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  # 596808 18-Mar-2012 17:04
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How good/quick/reliable is the Android 4.0 tethering?

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  # 596811 18-Mar-2012 17:11
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motorwayne: How good/quick/reliable is the Android 4.0 tethering?


Works great using the official 4.0.3 release on my SGII now

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  # 596816 18-Mar-2012 17:21
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johnr, are you allowed to tell me what ROM you are using? Will VF support SGS2 on the officially released ROM?

 
 
 
 


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  # 596827 18-Mar-2012 17:31
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Do you mean support ICS?

ICS is in testing now for Vodafone NZ sold handsets

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  # 597025 19-Mar-2012 10:39
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Congratulations on the move to Android. I'm sure that you'll find the new devices just as capable as your iOS devices.

I'd be interested to hear how the migration goes, and how painful/painless it is. I've heard that Apple's ecosystem is a little like the Hotel California: easy to get into, but good luck if you ever want to get out of it.

I'd also be interested to see how you find the devices compare between OSes, and whether you think either platform is better than the other for certain things.

motorwayne: How good/quick/reliable is the Android 4.0 tethering?

I've used WiFi tethering to get an internet connection on my laptop when we hit our daily bandwidth cap on ADSL. I had a few problems at first as the APN had a proxy set up, and that screwed with the way that data was sent. After I removed that everything worked smoothly.

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  # 597154 19-Mar-2012 14:23
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Basically, replace all of the Apple iCloud functionality with "Google" (Docs, Gmail, Contacts, etc) and it does all the same stuff and then some, although if your regular computer is OS X based it won't integrate anywhere near as tightly.

I found Exchange easier to configure for Android, than iOS, although I've not tried on iOS 5 yet, but it depends on how your organisation has it configured. Blackberry still rules for Enterprise email IMO.

I've not used Omnifocus (Same people as Omnigraffle etc?) so I can't recommend any good equivalents for that.

Evernote is obviously on Android, I've also found "Catch" which is a very similar alternative which I thought was nice.

ICS supports USB, WiFi and Bluetooth tethering. I've used the latter 2 on a regular basis and they work flawlessly, it'd be nice not to have to go about 5 levels deep into settings to get to the "on/off" toggles for them though, there's free widgets on the marketplace to do this though.

Most devices also support USB-host functionality so you can plug a mouse/keyboard, portable storage devices etc. into them. Non-powered devices will need to be plugged in via a hub though. You also get HDMI output via the USB->MHL interface.

The HTC One X should be an absolute monster of a phone. Probably more powerful than my ~4 year old MacBook...






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  # 597346 19-Mar-2012 19:58
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nzgeek: I've heard that Apple's ecosystem is a little like the Hotel California: easy to get into, but good luck if you ever want to get out of it.



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