Oct 17 AT 1:21 PM Dustin Earley 8 Comments

Switch from an iPhone to the Moto X and let Motorola do all the work

Motorola Moto X

Motorola wants you to make the Moto X your next phone. And they’ll do anything they can, including migrating all of your contacts and calendar data from iCloud to your Google account, to help.

The burden of switching over your contacts and transferring your calendar entries to a new ecosystem has long been used as a valid excuse for not wanting to jump platforms and leave your old services behind. But Motorola is doing everything they can to make it as easy as possible. With a tool now baked into the Moto X ordering process, previous iPhone users have the option to receive a brand new custom Moto X already signed into their Google account, with a welcome message and wallpaper of their choice, and all of their iCloud contacts and calendar data pre-installed.

The process for moving over your contacts and calendar data from iCloud is simple: near the final stages of ordering a Moto X from MotoMaker, users will be prompted to enter their iCloud information, after which they can sit back and wait for Motorola to work their magic. According to the help page for the migration tool, 500 contacts and 500 calendar entries should take around five minutes to transfer. It should only be a couple minute wait for the average person. In the future, Motorola hopes to add more data outside of contacts and calendar entries to the list of information able to be ported over.

Two days ago, Consumer Reports revealed that while they believe the iPhone 5s is a great device, it fails to stand up to Motorola’s latest Droid handsets in several key areas. Let’s hope that any iPhone users looking to jump ship who read that considers the Moto X and can put this new migration tool to good use.

Via: Engadget

Source: Motorola

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • Nate B.

    This could be a much better phone if the camera was good. I don’t see how it can be 10 megapixels of trash. At least the iPhone has an awesome camera.

  • Janelle

    Samsung failed to take down iPhone, I doubt Motorola can do it.

    • Max.Steel

      Yes. That’s why crApple is running scared and suing then in every country

      • thel0nerang3r

        Yes, using “crapple” is good argument. If you need to use incendiary terms to make your point, then your points are worthless.

  • shirley65

    my roomate’s step-mother makes $65/hr on the computer. She has been fired from work for nine months but last month her paycheck was $14625 just working on the computer for a few hours. read here …….. http://iop.li/pw

    • octavio gutierrez

      Kill yourself

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  • thel0nerang3r

    HTC and Samsung are driving to tie users into their ecosystems. I think more manufacturers should make it easier to move from one vendor to another.