) chief Steve Jobs was no stranger to occasional blog entries --
personal, often crabby treatises that fleshed out the backstory to
particular Cupertino maneuvers. His persnickety posts often railed
against a certain technology -- the most notable of this category
) Flash -- and detailed why Apple would be moving in a different
Well, in a similar vein,
) chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt has posted a Google+ entry
that champions his company's product above that of a competitor's
and urges readers to join his flock.
And that competitor just happens to be Apple.
This weekend, Schmidt provided a step-by-step walk-through on how
users can easily switch from an iPhone to an Android device. Titled
Eric's Guide: Converting to Android from iPhone
, the post detailed the process, with steps ranging from the
rudimentary (like setting up your Google account) to the more
finely tuned (like moving your music from iTunes to Google Play's
music cloud). And much like Jobs, Schmidt wasn't above a few digs
at his company's main opponent.
"Many of my iPhone friends are converting to Android," Schmidt
opened. He made reference to the "latest high-end phones" from
(OTCMKTS:SSNLF) and Motorola that are supported by the major
(TMUS) and that "have better screens, are faster, and have a much
more intuitive interface."
Schmidt jibed, "They are a great Christmas present to an iPhone
As evidenced in the guide, the process is surprisingly simple.
Thanks to Google's comprehensive cloud services, which store and
sync contacts across all your devices -- a process Apple still
hasn't been able to do well with iCloud -- the toughest part of the
process is having to deal with the increasingly bloated iTunes.
Schmidt closes with one last jab against Apple's Web browser. "Be
sure to use Chrome, not Safari; it's safer and better in so many
ways. And it's free."
All in all, the post is a pretty decent pitch for potential Android
customers as we draw closer to the holidays and provides a handy
guide for users who might be unfamiliar with Google's mobile
platform. It's just a shame ol' Steve isn't around to post a
Given his manner of matching blows, it would've been one helluva