In the Mobile Fight With Apple, Google Just Went for the Jugular

Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL  ) and Motorola want Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) 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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  • Report this Comment On October 21, 2013, at 2:56 PM, skippywonder wrote:

    This will make life easier for the dozens of people who will buy the Moto-X.

  • Report this Comment On October 21, 2013, at 5:23 PM, glve795 wrote:

    Why would anyone move to Moto-X from Apple??

  • Report this Comment On October 22, 2013, at 8:37 AM, kwl1763 wrote:

    Let me count the reasons I would:

    1) Infinitely more choice in devices

    2) More open, less controlled infrastructure allows for competition and options with apps, music, everything

    3) Generally Apple is more pricey than the equivalent

    There are of course lots of good things about Apple but don't act like it's far superior to everything non-Apple as your comment would suggest. Just not true.

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