Want to switch from an iPhone to a Google Pixel? There's a Quick Switch Adapter for that

Want to switch from an iPhone to a Google Pixel? There's a Quick Switch Adapter for that
Google seems to be very proud of the Pixel and Pixel XL, its brand new smartphones announced earlier today. So much so that it created a special accessory that will allow users to seamlessly switch from an iPhone or an older Android phone to any of the two Pixel handsets. Called Quick Switch Adapter, the accessory is nothing more than a small piece of hardware that plugs into the USB Type-C port of a Pixel or Pixel XL, then allowing you to connect to an iPhone or another Android handset via their own cables.

Once you've connected your old phone to a Pixel, you just have to follow the instructions on the screen to transfer your data. The Quick Switch Adapter is compatible with "most phones running Android 5.0 and up, and iOS 8 and up." Thus, you won't be able to move your data to a Pixel phone if you have a device running an older version of Android or iOS.

Quick Switch Adapters are offered for free, being included in the retail boxes of all Google Pixel and Pixel XL handsets. You can find out more about how to switch to a Google Pixel at the source link below.

As a reminder, the Pixel and Pixel XL can be pre-ordered starting today in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, and Australia. Is anyone here planning to make the switch from an iPhone to a Pixel? We'd love to hear from you!


source: Google

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  • Battery 2770 mAh(26h talk time)
Pixel XL
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  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
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  • Battery 3450 mAh(32h talk time)

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12 Comments

1. libra89

Posts: 2272; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Not switching but I do think this is a great idea.

2. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

By this time iphone users should be acostumed to adapters lol.

4. AlikMalix unregistered

To be honest no one is buying iPhones if they want to use non iPhone complaint accessories. Anyone that's in love with 3.5mm jack and untangling their wires, and dropping your phone because the damn thing snags on your shirt - should not buy iPhone 7. Anyone that still wants a DVD player should not buy a tablet. Anyone who wants to use floppy drive should not buy a modern computer. Anyone who prefers using a horse for travel should not buy a car.

5. Fona13A unregistered

To be honest some are not upgrading their iPhones just because of the meaningless removal of the 3.5mm... Apple isn't thinking forward by removing a part that doesn't substantially add thickness or weight to any known smartphone. It isn't in the best interest of their consumer audience, it's all profits in exclusive accessories.

6. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 674; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

If it was about exclusivity, why did apple then provide an adapter? Why do all Bluetooth earphones work with iPhone 7? I can't see any exclusivity. If you want to use 3.5mm wired headphones you can still use them.

7. Fona13A unregistered

It's about exclusivity when you have to use a tool you didn't need to on last years model. This also renders portable chargers useless. When something isn't an inconvenience to you, don't assume it isn't to others... I'm not even sparing Motorola of the same criticisms, you have to downgrade specifications or get a mod that provides a 3.5mm jack.

8. swephone

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

.....

9. swephone

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

how dare you use logic and valid points in here!

10. Fona13A unregistered

Yeah, logic, taking away basic features because you otherwise support your products. Excuses are pretty fun to work around with, should use them more to not get a job.

11. swephone

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

just vote with your money and stop hating people's personal choice of device

12. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

"Anyone that's in love with 3.5mm jack and untangling their wires, and dropping your phone because the damn thing snags on your shirt..." LOL, you sound like one of those 3am infomercials that show someone not using the amazing new Omelet 3000 getting eggs all over their kitchen cracking them the old way.

3. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Just like the S7

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