In the smartphone market, Android and iOS are the two biggest players. The two mobile operating systems combined for 98.4 percent worldwide market share in the fourth calendar quarter of 2015, while Windows Phone and BlackBerry accounted for just 1.1 percent and 0.2 percent market share respectively. Android remained the world’s most widely used smartphone OS with 80.7 percent market, and iOS recorded 17.7 percent market share. Among the Android powered smartphones, Samsung Galaxy keeps its crown as king, shipping more units than the HTC, LG, Motorola, Google and Huawei combined.
If you are an Android phone user, and need to move existing data and settings to your new Android device, you should use some tools to do the transfer job. Major Android phone manufactures have their own migration tools in their phones. For example, Samsung Smart Switch Mobile, HTC Transfer Tool, LG Backup, Motorola Migrate, Sony Xperia Transfer Mobile, etc. There are also other third-party applications developed to transfer Android phone data, such as Android File Transfer, Android Tap & Go, MobileTrans. You can choose your favorite app from blow recommendations to transfer your Android data.
Android File Transfer – Free
Android File Transfer is a free application for Mac users to view and transfer files between Mac and Android device. After connecting Android phone to Mac via USB cable, run the Android File Transfer app, then you can browse files and folders on your Android phone, add folders, copy files up to 4GB to/from your Mac, delete files, and more.
- Easy to use
- Only for Mac
- Copy files limited to 4GB
- Support device running Android 3.0 or later
AirDroid – Free
AirDroid allows you to manage your Android phone or tablet over the air, using only a Web browser (e.g., Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera). Without installing any software on computer, you can transfer files back and forth, send text messages, play music, view photos and manage applications.
- Work on all major desktop platforms – Linux, Mac, Windows
- Slick interface
- Doesn’t work in IE
Wondershare MobileTrans – $39.95
MobileTrans is a professional software for mobile phone data transferring. It supports transfer phone data from Android to Android, Android to iPhone, iPhone to Android, iPhone to iPhone, etc. With MobileTrans, you can transfer contacts, messages, calendar, call logs, apps, music, videos and photos from one mobile phone to another.
- Cross-platform software, support Android phone, iPhone, Windows Phone
- Work with both Windows and Mac computer
- Directly transfer data from phone to phone
- Paid software