In the Mobile Fight With Apple, Google Just Went for the Jugular
Oct 21st 2013 2:05PM
Updated Oct 21st 2013 2:06PM
Google and Motorola want Apple's lunch money in mobile, Fool contributor Tim Beyers says in the following video.
How will they get it? A new tool that automatically migrates contact and calendar data from Apple's iPhone to a new Moto-X, presuming you bought a custom AT&T-compatible model online. Handsets built for Verizon networks aren't yet eligible.
Is this a serious threat? Not in the near term, Tim says, but it's a short distance from Google importing contacts and music to working on a tool for matching all iTunes purchases in Google Play. Imagine how much easier it would be to sell the Motorola brand -- or Android generally -- if prospective switchers had no fear of losing years of music, TV, and movie purchases to a new platform.
Do you agree? Do you trust Google and the Moto-X enough to switch from Apple? Please watch the video to get Tim's full take and then leave a comment to let us know where you stand.
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