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Apple's first app for Android is now one of the worst reviewed in the Play Store

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Sep 2015 22:34 User comments (8)

Apple's first app for Android is now one of the worst reviewed in the Play Store Apple should have seen this coming.
Yesterday, Apple released their first app for Android devices: Move to iOS. The app helps Android users that may be looking to migrate to the iPhone to easily move their photos, messages, Google accounts and more.

While the app itself is probably pretty decent (I have not tested it), it is one of the most poorly reviewed apps in the Google Play Store as of writing, with an incredible 11,000 1-star reviews out of 14,000 total reviews.

If you need a good laugh, there are some pretty funny 'reviews' in the bunch, or if you really are looking to change from Android to iOS, you can get the app here: Google Play Store

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8 user comments

118.9.2015 7:59

Give credit, perhaps there is an App that does the opposite in the Apple store

218.9.2015 9:39

Originally posted by zxe45:
Give credit, perhaps there is an App that does the opposite in the Apple store
If that does exist, I'll have to applaud whoever made it -- the iOS filesystem is insanely difficult to navigate through.

319.9.2015 5:04

Originally posted by thatBeatsguy:
Originally posted by zxe45:
Give credit, perhaps there is an App that does the opposite in the Apple store
If that does exist, I'll have to applaud whoever made it -- the iOS filesystem is insanely difficult to navigate through.
Yes i know, hence i am android, have to use it for the wife

419.9.2015 23:28

For all you know if Play Store had a Zero or negative star rating available it might have been closer to 0 or -5.

I read somewhere else that Apple is likely to allow uninstalling applications installed by default. IMHO if Google would permit this there would be literally even bigger migration to Android. Android devices simply slow down with every update up to a point where one gets so frustrated one starts thinking in terms of migrating to iOS or Winphone. Getting a newer more powerful device every year or 2 is not an option for a whole lot of people.

520.9.2015 8:50

Originally posted by pmshah:
For all you know if Play Store had a Zero or negative star rating available it might have been closer to 0 or -5.

I read somewhere else that Apple is likely to allow uninstalling applications installed by default. IMHO if Google would permit this there would be literally even bigger migration to Android. Android devices simply slow down with every update up to a point where one gets so frustrated one starts thinking in terms of migrating to iOS or Winphone. Getting a newer more powerful device every year or 2 is not an option for a whole lot of people.
+1

and, this is why i have decided to move to a high-end android like LG G4 dual SIM this year, which blows away any iphone anytime anywhere. i was using a mid-end like samsung galaxy mega 5.8" dual SIM, which was nice except for the fact that it had become slow day by day when i started installing RAM hungry apps (no games, but apps like facebook, whatsapp,...). pretty much charm.

admittedly, iOS is a more secure system (without doing much; android can be made secure, but you need AV, corporate secure client, etc.), and there are some selected apps that are better than what you get in android; however, absence of features like external storage support, OTG, random fail in video playback (format incompatibility) is a nono for me.

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620.9.2015 11:50

Originally posted by zxe45:
Give credit, perhaps there is an App that does the opposite in the Apple store
Impossible. Apple does not allow you to even mention rival stores in your app synopsis.

720.9.2015 21:21

Originally posted by mukhis:
Originally posted by pmshah:
For all you know if Play Store had a Zero or negative star rating available it might have been closer to 0 or -5.

I read somewhere else that Apple is likely to allow uninstalling applications installed by default. IMHO if Google would permit this there would be literally even bigger migration to Android. Android devices simply slow down with every update up to a point where one gets so frustrated one starts thinking in terms of migrating to iOS or Winphone. Getting a newer more powerful device every year or 2 is not an option for a whole lot of people.
+1

and, this is why i have decided to move to a high-end android like LG G4 dual SIM this year, which blows away any iphone anytime anywhere. i was using a mid-end like samsung galaxy mega 5.8" dual SIM, which was nice except for the fact that it had become slow day by day when i started installing RAM hungry apps (no games, but apps like facebook, whatsapp,...). pretty much charm.

admittedly, iOS is a more secure system (without doing much; android can be made secure, but you need AV, corporate secure client, etc.), and there are some selected apps that are better than what you get in android; however, absence of features like external storage support, OTG, random fail in video playback (format incompatibility) is a nono for me.
I think iOS more secure than is necessary. I tried to factory reset my mother's iPad mini and there was no way to do it without logging into apple with appleid and password. No hardware options that I could find. In fact it won't even update the OS without it, which I feel should be an automatic function.

BTW OTG should be supported on your LG by default. I rooted my Nexus 7 2012 and dual sim Galaxy Grand i9082 and it is fully functional. With "Send Anywhere" I even comfortably managed transfer of files between iPhone (not mine), Android and PC without any problems. It is ultra fast. 2 GB in under 2 minutes. Don't need OTG any more.

821.9.2015 0:13

Originally posted by pmshah:
I think iOS more secure than is necessary. I tried to factory reset my mother's iPad mini and there was no way to do it without logging into apple with appleid and password. No hardware options that I could find. In fact it won't even update the OS without it, which I feel should be an automatic function.

BTW OTG should be supported on your LG by default. I rooted my Nexus 7 2012 and dual sim Galaxy Grand i9082 and it is fully functional. With "Send Anywhere" I even comfortably managed transfer of files between iPhone (not mine), Android and PC without any problems. It is ultra fast. 2 GB in under 2 minutes. Don't need OTG any more.

authentication is fine for me, even if it requires ID/PW.
yes, G4 has OTG support in addition to slimport support which is just awesome (4K/3D output via HDMI, up to 1080p via VGA, wow!).
well, "Send Anywhere" may be a good option, but not for me if it requires WiFi/3G for the transfer. even if the app doesn't require internet, OTG is a must for me since it allows the following without pain:

i use a sandisk dual drive for copying the files in my computer to it using a differential backup software, then hook it up to my phone to read the files DIRECTLY, voila! this way i am able to read all the "updated" files in my phone "without worries".

ASUS G73JW | Intel Core i7-740QM, 1.73GHz | 8GB DDR3 | Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M, 1.5GB | OCZ 120GB SSD + Seagate 500GB Hybrid 7200rpm | 17.3" FHD/3D | Blu-ray Write | Win7Pro64

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