Google just made it even easier to switch from iPhone to Android
Google has made it even easier to switch from an iPhone to an Android phone using Google Drive (opens in new tab).
The company updated its Switch portal to reflect the Drive update, which can be downloaded onto the iPhone and used to back up all pertinent content, including contacts, calendar events, and photos & videos, to their respective places.
While Drive itself doesn't store all of the data, it uses Google's cross-platform prowess to upload contacts, calendar events, images and videos to Google Contacts, Calendar and Photos, respectively. Previously, users had to manually perform the backups through those apps; now, Drive does it for you.
Then, once the backup is complete, signing into a new Android phone with the same account will restore the data to its rightful place. The service even backs up iCloud entries.
This also applies to the Google Pixel, though that phone comes with its own adapter to transfer content directly from an iPhone to Google's new flagship.
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Daniel Bader was a former Android Central Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor for iMore and Windows Central.
I switch between the two a lot, and also Windows phone when I feel like it. I understand the preferences (and downfalls) of each. They are all fun.
As far as os updates, i went through lollipop and marshmallow updates and noticed very little difference to my current experience outside of what Samsung added in. Probably because many features brought in on the OS were in Samsung beforehand. So far, in Nougat, i haven't seen anything interesting except for again what Samsung is layering in. In all honesty, i wish samsung would roll out updates separate from Android OS.
Love my Samsung Galaxy S6 and will never go back to the iPhone.