How to convert your iTunes library to Android, Galaxy Note 3 vs iPhone 5s, and Nexus 10 rumors – Android Q&A

February 18, 2014
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Welcome to another edition of Android Q&A! As always, we try to answer as many of your great questions as possible. In today’s show, we talk about how to convert your iTunes library to Android, choosing between a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and an iPhone 5s, rumors surrounding the next Nexus 10, and much more. Let’s get started!


Question 1

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What is happening with the next Nexus 10? I want to buy a tablet and don’t want to regret buying something else after which the Nexus 10 2 is released. – Aziz Mehmet

Answer

We generally don’t deal with rumor questions on the Android Q&A, because when we deal with rumors, we like to make sure that we have some real, credible substance behind it. So far, all we have is some leaked information from an anonymous, unverified tipster. Interestingly enough, the leaked information has since been pulled by EvLeaks and Pocket Lint. While the reason behind the taking down of this info is unknown, it’s most likely because the leaked images and specs are fake. You can find the very little information we have on an upcoming Nexus 10 here.


Question 2

Do you know how I can change the default storage to SD card instead of my Device storage? – Benjamin Toh

Answer

There’s no reliable way to change the setting to store all your apps on the SD card by default, and this will have to be done for each app individually. What you’ll need to do is go into Settings – Apps, then choose an app, if you’re able to move it, you’ll get the option to “Move to SDcard.” There are some other ways to do it, including some “App2SD” apps on the Google Play Store, but the best methods require root access, and the easiest way to do it is directly from your device Settings.


Question 3

I want to buy a new phone. Which one is better – the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 or the iPhone 5s? – Moony

Answer

If this is going to be your only handheld device, that is, you don’t also have a tablet, that you might want to consider the Galaxy Note 3. The Note 3 is among the best Android devices in the world. It has a giant screen, amazing specs, and a host of stylus functionality and features. You also get the added flexibility of customization with Android devices that you wouldn’t with an iPhone.

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That being said, the large size of the Note 3 does take some getting used to, and if you aren’t a fan of the phablet category or already have a tablet, or are just looking for a high-end device with a much smaller display, the iPhone 5s is a good choice. It all comes down to what kind of experience you are looking for, and the Galaxy Note 3 and the iPhone 5s offer completely different experiences.


Question 4

Can you recommend some iTunes alternatives to listen to music and sync data? – Neoillusion Team KR

Answer

The app you should check out is the DoubleTwist Media Player. You will have to download it not just for your Android device, but also for your Mac or Windows PC. Then from within the DoubleTwist program, you can drag an drop your iTunes media files from the computer to your Android device. DoubleTwist is not just a good syncing tool, but also a great media player for both music and podcasts. You can find the DoubleTwist app for Android on the Google Play Store here.


As always, keep sending us your questions in the comments section below, in the comments section of the Youtube video, or on Google+, and we’ll try our best to get you the answers you need. See you next week!

Comments

  • JSo

    Step 1: Don’t have an iTunes library. lol

    I personally use Media Monkey and love it.

  • José A. Medina

    I justo drag&drop the music files from iTunes to my phone’s memory, i see no reason to use doubletwist

  • smokebomb

    I wish there was a library manager that could have a pop up that asks something like “we’ve found picture me Rollin by 2pac on 2 different albums. Would you like yo keep both copies or delete one? If you’d like to delete one, from which album?” That’s all I want. Until then, I manage everything in windows explorer.

  • Andrew White

    ITunes music quality is low grade. As a rule you are getting ‘lossy’ (look it up) it is MP3 grade sound. Fine for those that can’t physically hear the difference.

  • Jake Santos

    Yo Jayce! In your previous episode of Q&A, it was advised that tasks killer apps have somewhat a negative effect on the device and so it would be best to rely on the native task manager. I was just wondering, does the same apply to battery saver apps? Is it best to use the native battery saving mode instead? Additionally, is it alright to install more than 1 antivirus app at the same time? Would it conflict with each other just like when you install two in a PC?

  • Xhulio Zyfi

    Hey Jayce… I have a stupid question: IS it me or the Nokia x in this photo looks like its running a old version of the Google play store? Let me refraze that: Doesnt it look like its still running the “Android market”? Does this mean they will use an old version of Android Is this some kind of strategy to make people believe that Android is slow by giving them an old slow an laggy version of Android? I hope you see this. Thank you!