Tech companies these days are going the extra mile to woo users to their platform. Such is the case of Motorola Mobility, as the company is in a mood to attract iPhone users to its Moto X smartphone. Motorola has announced a new tool that will make it easier for users to switch from iOS to Android platform, thus attracting users to abandon Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s platform.
Motorola new iCloud migration tool
Motorola has added this migration option to its Moto Maker site, which is primarily aimed to customize and purchase a new Moto X smartphone. The new option will let users to transfer contacts and calendars from an Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) iCloud account to a Google account.
How to transfer data from Apple’s iPhone to Moto X
Fortunately, the process to do this is very simple. You need to select the option that states that “I have an iPhone”, enter your iCloud login credentials, then enter your Google credentials and your data will be transferred from iPhone to your new Moto X. For now, this service will be offered only to new customers who’re customizing and purchasing the Moto X through Moto Maker. There’s no word on whether existing Moto X users will be able to use this tool or not.
Since this transfer tool is available even before the phone ships out, it can be delivered with pre-configured data. When the user takes the phone out of the box and powers on, it will have all contacts and calendar details ready. However, note that not all the fields from iCloud will be the same on the phone, for example, on iCloud the label of “Work – Address” will be changed to “Address” on your phone. Motorola says that it will take approximately 5 minutes to successfully migrate 500 calendar events and 500 contacts.
Motorola attracting Apple users
Punit Soni, Motorola’s VP of Product Management says “We added the ability to migrate your iPhone contacts and calendar to the Moto X (from Motomaker.com). There is a long way to go, but its a start…Hope folks who are transitioning from an iOS device find it useful.”
Motorola gets a thumbs up from us for offering this tool, as users who’re new to Android will definitely enjoy this feature. This is not the first time that an Android manufacturer is trying to attract iPhone users, as HTC Corp (TPE:2498) has recently updated its HTC Sync Manager which is capable to transfer contacts, calendars and non-DRM content like photos, music and videos too.