Eric Schmidt Uses Google+ To Show How To Switch From iPhone To Android

Eric Schmidt is one of the richest men in the world. So, one would think that he would the last person to bother about writing a guide on how to migrate from iPhone to Android. But then, he has written a 900-word guide on how to do exactly that. It’s all there for the world to use on his Google+ post.

Eric’s Guide: Converting to Android from iPhone is a concise description on how you can convert from an iPhone to an Android easily. The step-by-step approach describes how to set up a Gmail account on their devices, find apps, import contacts, sync their music, and swap their SIM card out of the iPhone and into an Android phone. He also dishes out a tip favoring the use of Chrome over Safari. Using two-factor authentication to keep everything secure is a point well taken.


Eric Schmidt’s Google+ post got some attention for one major and probably one minor fact. Fact number one is that he is the Executive Chairman of Google. Fact number two — of little significance, but interesting – he was also on Apple’s board of directors till 2009. His Google+ post seems to have been motivated by his social circle. As he says,

Many of my iPhone friends are converting to Android.  The latest high-end phones from Samsung (Galaxy S4), Motorola (Verizon Droid Ultra) and the Nexus 5 (for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile) have better screens, are faster, and have a much more intuitive interface.  They are a great Christmas present to an iPhone user!

Maybe, it is just a friendly social update. Maybe, a marketing spiel. Maybe, it’s just much ado about nothing. Give us your take.

Source: The Verge | Image Credit: TechCrunch (Flickr)

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  1. John Doe
    November 26, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Both are failures. Android is virus ridden and laggy... Google+ no one wants it.

  2. Tom S
    November 26, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    I think it makes him look ridiculous...although I am an Android user and prefer it to ios.