We’ll give credit where credit is due, and today, that credit goes to Motorola, which has come up with a neat way to make iOS owners make the transition to Android more easily.
Spotted by Android Central, the solution comes in the form of an app available on Google Play called “Motorola Migrate,” a small piece of software that helps the move from either an Android or Apple phone to one made by Motorola, either by connecting directly with the device in the case of Android, or contacting and grabbing the data from Apple’s iCloud (for the iPhone).
While quite a few Android handsets have come with some form of transfer software for moving some of the information, anyone thinking of making the move from an iPhone hasn’t been quite as lucky.
With this, Motorola is at least bridging the gap and finding a way to deliver the iCloud backup information to new Android devices, which can only be seen as a good thing for customers looking to switch.
It won’t work on your non-Motorola phone, though, so don’t expect it to, as when we tested it, we found that it would only ask us to move from our non-Motorola phone (an HTC), and not let us just pick up information from the Apple iCloud.
Still, if you’re thinking of acquiring one of the new Motorola phones that are gradually surfacing in Australia and you’re jumping from either an iPhone or an older Android, this could greatly assist in the move.
Now, if the other manufacturers would like to build something similar, we’re sure there are a bunch of customers that would greatly appreciate it.
Paging Samsung, Sony, LG, HTC, Nokia, Google, Huawei, Asus, and ZTE, and just about any other phone maker that we haven’t listed. Now is your time to make this happen. Go.