Saturday, November 1, 2014

Google tells you how to switch from iOS to Android

There's no such thing as a perfect platform. You just need to take a look around and you'll quickly see things you like better on Android, others on iOS, and others on Windows Phones, Blackberrys and maybe even on Symbian. What I want to say is that somewhere along the way you may feel the time as come to switch to a different platform, and should you be considering changing from iOS to Android, Google helps you migrate all your data from your current iPhone to your newer Android.

Apple has said that the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus would bring lots of Android users into its iOS land; and Google does exactly the same, with this iOS to Android switching guide.

Some people may thing that switching is just as simple as selling your old device and getting a new one; but when you consider everything you've probably gathered on your iPhone over the years; it's rarely that simple. This guide helps you transfer your photos, music, contacts, email - and even helps you find the apps you need.

Unlike Apple, Google's advantage is that most of it's service aren't tied up to any specific platform. You may be a Google user and use all its services even if you use an iPhone, and that makes it a lot easier to migrate from an iPhone to an Android device. Though I've had several friends going the opposite way, it all depends on what you're looking for.

Of course, there's that "tiny detail" about the purchased apps. I really would like to see developers simply selling you an app regardless of what platform you may use it on; or at the very least allow users to resell their apps (or just give it away to some friend or family member). Maybe as people start realizing how much money they have tied up in apps, as they consider switching to different platforms, that matter will be brought up more often in the future.

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