Samsung hopes to sweep away the last remnants of the Windows Phone republic


Following the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, Samsung isn’t taking the search for new customers for granted. As such it is seeking to win over some of the last remaining Windows Phone loyalists still out there.

After adding support for Windows Phone 8.1 in September, Samsung has updated its Smart Switch app to accommodate Windows Phone 10 users.

The app is similar to Apple’s ‘Move to iOS’ app and is designed to bring users from all operating systems on to Samsung’s Android phones seamlessly, without the loss of any data.

The Smart Switch app is pre-installed on the Galaxy S7/Edge series, but is also available on the Google Play store (via Neowin).

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Here’s what Samsung says can be transferred from internal storage and SD cards via the Smart Switch app:

“Contacts, calendar(Device content only), messages, photos, music (DRM free content only, Not supported for iCloud), videos (DRM free content only), call logs, memos, alarms, Wi-Fi, wallpapers, documents, app data (Galaxy devices only), home layouts (Galaxy devices only) You can send app data and home layouts by upgrading your Galaxy device to M OS (Galaxy S6 or higher).”

Today’s update to switch to devices running Android’s nougat, but the update has yet to roll out any company’s phones beyond beta.

Windows Phone 10 devices are now on sale for about a year, but it seems Microsoft’s commitment to the platform has weakened.

Of course, the rumored surface phone can restore it.

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