Google May Make Switching From iOS to Android Easier

It seems that Google is on its way to making the transition from iOS to Android smoother, as the company is developing a new app called “Switch to Android” with the aim of making this task easier.

When decompiling the APK file of version 1.0.430697386 of the “Data Transfer Tool”  Android app , 9to5Google discovered evidence of an application under development from Google called "Switch to Android" that enables users to copy their photos and videos from iCloud to Google Photos.

In addition, the reference found by the 9to5Google team also contains a short link that leads to a Google help page that shows how the process of transferring photos and videos from iCloud to Google Photos will work. According to this page, this process will take 3-7 days from the date of the transfer request, the formats supported by this transfer include more than 20 image and video formats.

According to the always same support page, the user should have a free storage space in his Google account of the same size as his iCloud photos and videos, and when possible, photos in albums in iCloud will be transferred to Google Photos as albums as well, while videos will be transferred file by file to Google Photos and will not be in albums.

9to5Google also found in the latest "Data Transfer Tool" update a reference to the phrases USB-C cable, Lightning cable, micro-USB cable, which could mean that Google may allow users in the future to transfer their data such as contacts, messages, photos, and videos via a USB-C or micro-USB to Lightning cable to make it easier to switch from iOS to Android without needing to a Wi-Fi hotspot.

These discoveries bring good news to users and make their transition to Android smoother, as they currently have to back up their personal data to Google Drive and then restore it later.

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