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Microsoft’s new ‘Switch to Windows Phone’ Android app

 Switch to Windows Phone app

Microsoft has cleverly released an advertising app into the Android Play Store to “help” people make a switch from Android to Windows Phone. The new app in the Play Store is called the “Switch to Windows Phone” app. This app will scan all the apps installed on your Android device and then it will search the store on the Windows Phone platform to see how many matches you get.

This way, the company tells you that you will not be losing everything you have on your Android smart phone, there will be replacements. If you decide to make the switch, you will be able to upload the results to your SkyDrive and then get it back on your new Windows Phone. “You don’t need to remember every app you had on your Android, and you download only the apps you want,” Microsoft says. But bugs have been reported with this feature already.

Also, the rating of the app in the Android Play Store is not really encouraging for new users. With an average rating of 1.6, the app has many features which will turn you off. For example, for the app to work, you will need to have a battery of at least more than 50 per cent, else, you just a get an error notification.

And to go with the app, the company has already released a pretty hilarious ad called the “Switch to the Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone.” You can have a look at the video after the break.

Source: Pocket Lint