Linked by Adam S on Fri 5th Jun 2015 15:26 UTC
Android In June of last year, I finally decided to commit to an Android device. I had carried every flagship iPhone up through that point from the original iPhone to the 5S. To the world around me, I heaped the praise into a life transforming device, but in my tech circles, and on my blog, I frequently posted about my frustration, mostly with shackles and intentional limitations imposed. So last year, why I decided to make the jump to Android. I outlined 10 reasons why I was finally ready to make the jump to Android’s 4.4 release, KitKat. A year has passed. It's time to revisit my original assertions and complaints with some follow up and see where I stand one year later.
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RE: What's Android File Transfer?
by pmac on Fri 5th Jun 2015 16:49 UTC in reply to "What's Android File Transfer?"
pmac
Member since:
2009-07-08

It's necessary in order to transfer files between an Android phone and a Mac over USB as the protocol (I'm too lazy to look up the name) is not built into Finder (the File Browser app on OS X).

Edited 2015-06-05 16:50 UTC

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phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Why not switch the Android device to use PTP instead of mucking around with 3rd party software?

MacOS X supports PTP natively ... Android devices support PTP natively ... you can do everything MTP can do with PTP ... not seeing why buggy 3rd party software is needed.

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Why not switch the Android device to use PTP instead of mucking around with 3rd party software?

Because some of us have more things to transfer than just photos and videos?

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