Eric Schmidt’s Guide to Converting to Android From iPhone

Eric Schmidt:

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!

The “better screens” and “more intuitive interface” are obviously subjective, but isn’t “faster” just plain false? Just about every benchmark I’ve seen puts the A7 atop the performance charts, often by far.

Also interesting: Schmidt brags that Android has 80 percent market share, but then compares switching from iPhone-to-Android to Windows-to-Mac. If there’s a Windows of mobile computing, it’s Android.

Anyway, the whole thing is kind of weird. (Two spaces after periods? Shouldn’t Google Plus fix that bad habit automatically?)

Sunday, 24 November 2013