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

Saikat Basu 26-11-2013

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.