Google is reportedly working on an app called ‘Switch to Android’ for iOS devices that will enable data transfer from iOS devices to Android smartphones. The app will facilitate the users to easily tranfer all their data and apps from their iOS smartphone to their Android phone.
Google developing ‘Switch to Android’ app for transfering users data & apps from iPhone
The speculation that google is developing the “Switch to Android” app came into existence after an APK teardown was done by 9to5Google. During the APK teardown of Android’s “Data Restore Tool” (version 1.0.382048734), traces of the app were found in its recent update.
The ‘Switch to Android’ app is going to be similar to Apple’s ‘Move to iOS’ app, which enables data transfer from Android smartphones to iOS smartphones. Although, the ‘switch to android’ app will be similar to ‘Move to iOS’ app, a major difference between both apps is that the ‘Switch to App’ will be able to transfer apps and related data from iOS to Android. This feature is currently not available in the ‘Move to iOS’ app.
Google currently switches iOS users to Android via back up of user’s contacts, calendar events, and photos to Google Drive, from where the content is accessed by the Android users on their Android smartphones.