Google makes it simpler to switch from iOS to Android with Google Drive

13 December 2016
A new feature baked into Google Drive will backup your contacts, photos, and calendar events all in one go.

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  • AnonD-405901

Still no option for WhatsApp backup transfer

  • Eske Rahn

Anonymous, 14 Dec 2016Thats what i was wondering too, i bought an abdroufmd phone... moreYou on Android: things weren't expected to work as intended.
Me on Ios: things weren't intended to work as expected.

Which is worse? To each his/her own....

Should be available on all phones..
Anyway good job Google

Happy switching!

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 14 Dec 2016Thats what i was wondering too, i bought an abdroufmd phone... moreOr android 4.0 was not gingerbread? Well, 4 was bad, 2.3 good, never mind the weird names.

  • Anonymous

Tom, 14 Dec 2016Why would anyone want to! Thats what i was wondering too, i bought an abdroufmd phone last month to see how they are now, was very impressed with the midrange hardware now compared to 3 years ago but android itself has degenerated into an even bigger mess. It was impossible to use, what a mess, didnt expect that. Android was showing promise with 4.1, 4.2 etc, big improvements but maybe thats just how i remember it after the disappointing and resource hungry disaster called Gingerbread. Android 2.3 is probably still the best, and will remain so.

After iphones lost the tight connection to the carriers iOS has been too superior, i refused to buy locked devices but apple insisted i buy locked and would receive an inlock code, so i had to stay with android but when factory unlocking became reality i could finally get in and android became just a memory of harder times when things werent expected to work as intended.

  • Anonymous

Eske Rahn, 14 Dec 2016Whoo what a pricing, anyone still using carriers like that?... moreNot entirely true, mms is free but you need to have some left of your monthly data quota. Out of data? Pay data traffic for mms. Not free.

  • Tom

Why would anyone want to!

  • Eske Rahn

Anonymous, 14 Dec 2016Who even uses any other service from google except Youtube ... moreUnfortunately I think that we can safely assume that none of these three brands are to be trusted more on our data than a used car salesman...

Anything we got on our Android/Ios/Windows mobile device is HIGHLY likely to already be compromised and snooped in by Google/aPple/Microsucks (and thus NSA) so placing it on their respective servers hardly make it worse. Sure if we used the third brands services to transport between the two others we would make it worse, otherwise most likely not.

  • Eske Rahn

Herodroid, 14 Dec 2016sesriously? someone is still using mms? in my country, 1 mm... moreWhoo what a pricing, anyone still using carriers like that? In most plans on Danish carriers unlimited texting and MMS is included

  • Redmi user

Why dont make it a GSwitch.

  • Eske Rahn

mir, 14 Dec 2016Get on with the times, gramps!So what are you using instead kid?

  • Anonymous

Who even uses any other service from google except Youtube and search? Who would trust Google so much to share their photos, contacts, notes, documents, etc. with it? Totally nope.

If anything, only Microsoft and (maybe) Apple can be trusted with storing your data and your personal details. Besides this, MIcrosoft's services are vastly superior to Google's. (mail, calendar, contacts, cloud storage, office suite, personal assistant, everything basically)

  • Anonymous

very respectful move from google

Eske Rahn, 14 Dec 2016What about MMS? Most solutions handles SMS not MMS, throwin... moreGet on with the times, gramps!

Too many stopgap solutions that don't solve problem entirely. Apple just came up with one solution and boom, caters for everything. Google? Nah..! Yesterday it was some instructions, today it is OTG, tomorrow it'd be Google Drive. Just give a one damn solution already, Google, would ya?!!!

Eske Rahn, 14 Dec 2016What about MMS? Most solutions handles SMS not MMS, throwin... moresesriously? someone is still using mms? in my country, 1 mms is like 1€

  • Eske Rahn

What about MMS? Most solutions handles SMS not MMS, throwing away the link between the messages and the media-file....

That was the big problem in getting data from Ios to Android when I got rid of my Ip6-.