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Google copies Samsung’s Smart Switch

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Last updated: April 14th, 2022 at 14:05 UTC+02:00

Google has copied Samsung once again. It has silently launched a new way to transfer data from an iPhone to an Android device. The Switch To Android app competes with Samsung’s Smart Switch but falls short in terms of features and how much data you can transfer to your new Android device.

The new Switch To Android app is available on the App Store for iPhones, but you can’t find it if you just search for it. You have to follow this link to access the app and install it on your iPhone. It lets you transfer calendar events, contacts, photos, and videos from an iPhone to an Android device. It all works wirelessly once you scan a QR code, so you don’t have to worry about using a cable or an adapter.

The app falls short in terms of feature set, though. It can’t transfer messages, call logs, home screen wallpaper, and settings from an iPhone to an Android smartphone. In comparison, Samsung’s Smart Switch can transfer all that data and things like WhatsApp chat threads, apps (or similar ones on Play Store), and even device settings.

If Google wants to create a centralized system that lets users easily switch from iPhones to Android smartphones, it needs to do more and add more features to Android and its new iOS app.

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