Apple rumored to be working on an iOS-to-Android migration app

Apple rumored to be working on an iOS-to-Android migration app
Apple already has an app to help Android users who want to switch to an iPhone. Called "Move to iOS," the app is available from the Google Play Store. Using a secure Wi-Fi connection, your pictures, messages and content are sent to your new iPhone. According to a report published today, Apple has been asked by mobile carriers to develop an app that will help iOS users moving to Android. This would move contacts, music and photos from an iPhone, to a handset powered by Google's open source OS.

While it doesn't seem surprising at all for Apple to develop "Move to iOS," creating an app that allows iOS users to escape Apple's clutches does seem out of character for the company. "Move to iOS" is a free app found in the Google Play Store, and we would assume that the iOS-to-Android migration app would be found in the App Store. There is no word on when this title will be launched.

Today's report came out of the U.K. In Europe, the wireless operators are said to be concerned that their customers never switch from the iPhone even if they want to, because "of the hassle of transferring data." The proposed app would make this easier to accomplish.

source: TheInformation via Forbes



1. AlikMalix unregistered

I guess Apple planning on making android phones. Otherwise this makes no sense.

13. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Did You Miss The Part In The Article Where It Said Apple Was Asked To Make The App By Mobile Carriers So It Makes Perfect Sense Why Apple Would Comply With The Request. Apple Isn't Making An Android Handset LOL.

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Apple isn't like Google and Android OEMs. They don't have to take crap from the carriers.

23. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I Know Apple Doesn't Have To Do What Carriers Say But Even Apple Shows Common Courtesy Sometimes.

24. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Say that when carriers stop subsidizing iPhone.

27. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

They Really Don't Have To Do What Carries Want, Ios Is A Closed Os That Apple Owns All The Rights To. If You Hadn't Noticed There Aren't Any Pre-Installed Carrier Apps Present On iPhones.

48. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It's due to Eu rules as Apple phone are to locked in

50. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

I was right, it's the Euro networks all saying they need an app and in the Euro that a big thing, this is not the USA, iPhone are not the all and end all

71. AlikMalix unregistered

UPDATE: haha, Apple denies that it's making such a migration tool - told you it made no sense - I bet buncha haters already checking for it in google play to give it 1 star rating.

2. AlikMalix unregistered

Really curious how haters are gonna spin this one into "Apple is evil" bandwagon.

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Its not like they are giving us anything. It will simply allow you to do it from one mobile device to another. Funny Samsung already has such an app. Oh and look you can go to or from a Samsung phone to an iPhone inside one app. You dont need to download 2 apps. There are other apps that can help you get much of that onto your device. My email I can sync from my Android from Outlook to an iOS device via iTunes. Doing something nice, doesn't make you any less evil.

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

"Funny Samsung already has such an app" Your point? "Doing something nice, doesn't make you any less evil." Maybe one day Samsung will make a phone that doesn't lag after a few months.

30. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

Mmmmmm... *raising hand* sir, is iOS dosnt lag too?

49. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Best to see after the buzz on pocketnow for the note 5 and edge + as they make it very clear they are the 1st to not lag, so try harder, just to be clear they always say they lag, like they did for the note 4

54. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

They have. Maybe Apple will make a phone that doesn't lag after 3 updates. You're such an idiot. My Note doesn't lag accept in the keyboard which is where even the iPhone lags. Also the iphone has had not 1, not 2, but 3 updates to deal with issues inclusing a brand new phone that lags right after the very first update. No Samsung phone has ever been laggy out the box. Yet even the latest iphones came out the box brand new with nothign instlled being laggy. if that is really your best response is talkign about lag, then you a stupid @$$. So what if a phone lags. What can you iPhone do? NOTHING yet costs as much or more than my phone. Amazing how a device that has no extended features is more buggy and laggy than any mobile platform in existence. STFU dude and enjoy what you like and leave me along. Ignorant loser!

60. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Here have some cheese to go with the whine and the salty tears. Let's start by talking about the aggressive RAM management of the Note 5. 4GB of ram and it has to be subjected to RAM management? Lol don't waste my time. I won't even start by reminding you how the 6S/S+ are killing it in the benchmarks. You can't call me ignorant when you yourself is just as ignorant.

66. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lmaoooo! Mxy, take it easy on the little kids.

69. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

I just checked my S2 after almost 5 years, just as fast or faster than when I first received it. Next nonsense claim please.

70. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You still use an s2? Great phone in its day (I loved my s2 skyrocket), but why not upgrade?

73. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

I have an S6 Edge Plus too, my S2 is used by my young nephew and I borrowed it for a few weeks on a hiking trip in the US 2 months ago, where I didn't want to expose my new phone to all kinds of hazardous environmental threats. Sure, it's slower and the small screen took a lot of getting used to again, but I was still pleasantly surprised by how well it gets the job done. With a blistering fast browser like Puffin, it's hard to believe its age. At the hotel it could cast 1080p movies to the TV like it has never done anything else, or download a torrent with 7 megabytes per second in the background while browsing and sending messages and attachments at the same time, no sweat. It sure was ahead of its time in a few ways.

46. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

But they haven't made it yet and as far as we know, they probably aren't going to make it because "Apple is evil"(?).

68. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

According to Trudy Muller, "there is no truth to this rumor". "We are entirely focused on switching users from Android to iPhone, and that is going great", the spokesperson goes on to say. So there you have it, one 'shocking' piece of tech news, debunked. Oops. No need to spin a thing, Apple is still evil and debunked rumors aren't going to change that.

3. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I'd be really surprised if this rumor panned out.

4. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

I think they're prepping for those who switch because of the headphone jack

5. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Probably will corrupt your data on the way out making your transition an officially ugly one, then you might be tempted to go back...there's never a no-strings-attached smooth way out of the walled garden. From text messages not following you even after you wipe your iDevice (gotta disable the service prior to wiping it), to paid-for media that won't play on other devices (gotta re-create AAC version in iTunes to remove that stupid DRM stuff), to calendars that just don't sync at all with other services, to contact properties that just get messed up on every sync. The walled garden is only compatible with the walled garden.

7. AlikMalix unregistered

I haven't used one app from Apple that didn't work well.

8. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Ok, good for you.

12. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

Wait what? Map, Siri, etc

15. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Also Apple music, that thing was buggy and I don't even know what button to press and what they do, what is "add to up next" supposed to even mean?

62. AlikMalix unregistered

Add to Up Next will add the current song to the top of the list of what you want to play next. Really nice feature that lets you squeeze a track in of already predetermined list of songs to be played next. But I don't use Apple Music. So I got rid of it. I'm only using the simple version of that player where I have 3 buttons: my music, playlist, radio -- That's It. You guys complain when IOS is too simple - but give you a few extra features and you don't know how to use it all of a sudden.

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