Apple could bring a string of its key software services to Google's Android smartphones. That was the broad hint made by CEO Tim Cook when addressing employees at a company–wide event yesterday.
Making mention of the fact that Apple Music is already available on Android, Cook apparently told staff that the streaming service’s platform-agnostic approach could be a way of ‘testing the waters’ before bringing across more services.
While Cook did not say exactly what might make the transfer between iOS and Android, a number of Apple apps stand to benefit.
As well as calendars and email, Apple could potentially bring its iMessage service to Android, growing its user base in the face of stiff competition from Facebook–owned WhatsApp.
Apple’s iCloud platform could also benefit. It is still some way off the breeziness of Google Drive and may enjoy a boost if it was not purely limited to iOS.
iCloud Photo Library would be an obvious tool for those looking to sync mobile photos with their Mac computers.
As well as Apple Music, Apple already offers a switch to iOS app, offering Android owners the chance to easily migrate their data to a new iPhone.
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