Thinking of giving your iPhone the old heave-ho and defecting to the Android Army this holiday season? Google chairman Eric Schmidt wants to help--and no, I'm not talking about the jaw-droppingly low $US350 off-contract price of the high end Nexus 5.
Over the last weekend, Schmidt posted "Eric's Guide: Converting to Android from iPhone" on Google+.
More than just another marketing missive (though there is plenty of talk along the lines of, "80% of the world, in the latest surveys, agrees on Android"), Eric's Guide is a detailed, 900-plus word step-by-step guide on the nuts-and-bolts of transitioning from Apple's handset to a fresh new Android. Seriously: Schmidt talks about syncing photos with iTunes, shuffling contacts around, and even gets into details about swapping around SIM cards.
If you're jumping ship, Schmidt's post really is a great tutorial, painful self-promotional bits and all.
Longtime Apple aficionado Andy Ihnatko tackled that very question for TechHive earlier this year, in a detailed, three-part series that covers the biggest upsides and downsides of making the switch.
We won't leave you hanging at Schmidt's square one, though: TechHive can point you to the best widgets (one killer Android feature!), action games, to-do apps, app launchers (another awesome Android exclusive!), mail apps, and more in our chock-full Android section.
But wait! If you're considering trading in in the opposite direction, TechHive also has the counterpart to Schmidt's screed: How to migrate from Android to iPhone.