Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt took to Google+ this weekend to share a step-by-step guide on converting from iPhone to Android. "You will switch from iPhone to Android and never switch back as everything will be in the cloud, backed up, and there are so many choices for you", said Schmidt in the post.

The guide, which is fairly detailed, starts off talking about the pros of Android-based phones suggesting that they are faster, have better screens and a much more intuitive interface than the competition. He cites a few high profile devices like the Nexus 5, Galaxy S4 and Droid Ultra in support of the argument.

Schmidt's guide, which assumes all iPhone users also use Macs, then lists every step required for converting to Android. These are divided into four sections: Set up the Android phone, Update iPhone or iPad, Connect iTunes music to Google and pulling the SIM card out of your iPhone and into your new Android phone. Not exactly anything that would make the average tech enthusiast sweat.

Towards the end of the guide, Schmidt recommends users to enable two-factor authentication to make their Gmail and Google accounts more secure and ditching Safari for the safer and free Chrome web browser.

Not surprisingly, he also takes the opportunity to make the case for Android-based smartphones as great Christmas presents this Holiday season -- and a bunch of us agree. The advise is certainly well-timed as smartphone purchases will be on rise over the next few weeks.