Remember the other day we reported that Microsoft was working on a Switch to Windows Phone app for Android? Well the good news (?) for Android users is that if you wanted to see if jumping switch to the Windows Phone platform might be a viable one, at least as far as app availability and alternatives are concerned, the app has been released and is available for download via Google Play. The app is also available for Windows Phone users via the Windows Phone Store which we guess will help them find apps that are available for the Windows Phone platform, or at least a suitable alternative.

For those wondering what the app is about, basically the Switch to Windows Phone app is developed by Microsoft and relies on Quixey’s search engine to help Android users find if the apps they are currently using on their phone is available on Windows Phone as well, or perhaps help them find a close alternative which can get the job done as well. Since app availability is pretty important when it comes to choosing platforms, this will no doubt help Android users learn if switching platforms will afford them the same familiarity that they are used to. Of course there are other factors that helps decide if a smartphone is worth purchasing, so this is just one aspect of it.

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