SPB Software helps users migrate to Android

Users can migrate personal data online or using a memory card

SPB Software has released a migration tool that should make it easier for consumers to move from Symbian or Windows Mobile to Android-based smartphones and tablets, the company said on Wednesday.

The tool copies text messages, contacts, call history and bookmarks, and moves them to the new phone. It can be used to transfer data from smartphones based on Symbian S60 3rd edition and up, as well as Windows Mobile 5 and later. The target device must be running Android version 2.1 or later.

The actual migration can be done in two ways: either using a memory card or an online service set up by SPB. When the latter is used the data is encrypted and deleted from the server completely after 12 hours, SPB said. The data is also protected by a PIN code.

On SPB's migration web site, users are first asked which devices they want to migrate to and from. A "store application" is then downloaded and installed on the old phone. The application asks the user to pick a migration method, and the data is copied.

The user is then asked to start the migration tool on their Android-based smartphone or tablet, and either insert the memory card or enter the access code that was generated when the data was saved from the old phone. The data should then be restored to the new phone.

The SPB Migration Tool is available for US$9.95 on Android Market.

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