Go to Android, Google’s answer to Go to iOS

I don’t think anyone is surprised to learn that Google is working on Going to Android (Move to Android), an app with a fairly explanatory name and that therefore, as you may have already deduced, has the function of acting as an assistant for those iPhone users who, at some point, decide that they have had enough of the smartphone Apple and, consequently, decide to make the leap from iOS to an Android-based terminal.

But let’s go to the origin: both companies, Apple and Google, have always looked for a way to attract users of the other platform to yours. I remember, for example, many years ago, a guide signed by Eric Schmidt himself, CEO of Google between 2001 and 2015 and current president of the company, in which he indicated the simplest steps, at that time, to migrate from iOS to an Android phone. That the CEO of the company himself published such a text was, to say the least, surprising.

The main answer, on the part of Apple, was to create Go to iOS, an app that you can find in the Android application store and that tries to facilitate the migration from one platform to another, a very smart move, and surprisingly, it had not found a replica until now. Until now, as we can learn and 9to5Google, the search engine company is already working on the Move to Android function.

Specific, Go Android feature would be added to Android data restore tool, which allows migrations between two devices with the Google operating system. And the new function has been discovered by examining the code of a beta version of it. It is important to clarify this, because it is possible that the function will not finally arrive, but given the existence of Pass iOS, it is most likely that Google will go ahead with Go to Android.

In addition to some direct mention of Going to Android, and its hypothetical presence in the Apple App Store, what they have found when analyzing the guts of said beta, is that this assistant would be capable not only of transferring data from iOS to Android, but that also I would also try to do the same with apps or, at least, with those that are available on both platforms and that, obviously, are not paid.

An interesting aspect is that the operation would not be carried out via cable or with a PC in between. To use Go to Android, and after installing the app on the iPhone, the user should establish a connection between both devices via WiFi, specifically in a specific network set up for this purpose, and in which the Android terminal would be the access point. Then it would be necessary to use a security key shared between both devices, as well as enter an additional key to migrate certain content.

I have to admit that I am curious how I could Move to Android bypass certain iOS security limitations to access some of the data that you intend to migrate to Android. And it is that the strict security policy of Apple’s operating system raises certain doubts.


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