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    Brand new to iPad

    Hi there I just purchased my first iPad. I am a long time android tablet and android phone user.

    I have a few noob questions. I really like the iPad, is there a way to sync my android phone with it? Specifically the apps? I noticed that he apps that I have already purchased I have to repurchase. I am assuming that's because android is from the Google play store as apple is from the app store.

    I love the calendar set up, face time (the main reason why I bought it). Its much clearer than oovoo and Skype.

    I don't like how all the emails come to one inbox. I have downloaded the gmail app. Can in remove gmail form the stock email app and just keep my Comcast and yahoo on that one?

    I do miss my widgets on my tablet. I would be all over the iPad if I had an iPhone. That is not an option at this time. I like to root, unlock and mod my phones.

    I'm just trying to weigh the pros and cons of the iPad vs android tablet.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Heather



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    Quote Originally Posted by putney1477 View Post
    Hi there I just purchased my first iPad. I am a long time android tablet and android phone user.

    I have a few noob questions. I really like the iPad, is there a way to sync my android phone with it? Specifically the apps? I noticed that he apps that I have already purchased I have to repurchase. I am assuming that's because android is from the Google play store as apple is from the app store.

    I love the calendar set up, face time (the main reason why I bought it). Its much clearer than oovoo and Skype.

    I don't like how all the emails come to one inbox. I have downloaded the gmail app. Can in remove gmail form the stock email app and just keep my Comcast and yahoo on that one?

    I do miss my widgets on my tablet. I would be all over the iPad if I had an iPhone. That is not an option at this time. I like to root, unlock and mod my phones.

    I'm just trying to weigh the pros and cons of the iPad vs android tablet.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Heather

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    Hi, Heather! Welcome to iPF!

    Google Play Store and App Store are different and can't be synced. The apps you like in Play Store have to be downloaded and purchased in App Store as well. You won't always find exactly the same apps in both stores.

    You should be able to remove Gmail from the Mail app. Go to Settings - Mail, Contacts, Calendars. Tap Google Mail, and you can delete it.
    Last edited by J. A.; 05-07-2013 at 10:39 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J. A. View Post
    Hi, Heather! Welcome to iPF!

    Google Play Store and App Store are different and can't be synced. The apps you like in Play Store have to be downloaded and purchased in App Store as well. You won't always find exactly the same apps in both stores.

    You should be able to remove Gmail from the Mail app. Go to Settings - Mail, Contacts, Calendars. Tap Google Mail, and you can delete it.
    Awesome!! Thank you so much for your help. I really appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by putney1477 View Post

    Awesome!! Thank you so much for your help. I really appreciate it.

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    I'm glad I could help you.
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    Just a heads up though regarding common apps between the two OS platforms is that some may be free in the Google Play Store but not on Apple's App Store, which is a real downer for some of the more popular apps on Android. Since they're completely different OS', unfortunately you can't port them over

    Depending on what features you're looking to "resurrect" on your new iPad that was present in your old Android, you could potentially jailbreak your device and get similar or the same widgets back onto your device to get back that old comfortable feel that you're accustomed to.
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