Intel has launched a new piece of software that will allow users to easily transfer their files from devices using Android, iOS and Windows to laptops powered by Intel that use the Chrome OS.
Intel is showing its support of Chromebooks in a very obvious and big way this year, which is pretty much perfect timing seeing as how these cheap laptops have become so incredibly popular. The chip manufacturer has done things such as creating a reference design for Chromebooks for education and now it has released software that will make it easier for people to transition to using laptops with the Chrome OS. Known as Easy Migration, this utility app will help users move their files and content from their mobile devices and PCs to Chromebooks. Because these laptops generally have limited built-in storage, namely usually around 16GB, the application won’t be migrating the files directly to the system. Instead, it will move them to the cloud, where the Chrome OS can more easily access them.
Intel’s app also offers a Quick Migration option, which takes all eligible files on your device and moves them to Google Cloud, or a Custom Migration option, which lets users choose the specific files they want transferred. The app also allows users to pause the transfer if the device needs to be used for other things. It also offers real-time reporting regarding the amount of space used in the Google Cloud.
The key is that you need a Chromebook with an Intel processor for Easy Migration to work. If users don’t know whether their Chromebook is equipped with an Intel processor, the company has created an extension for the Chrome browser that will tell you if your unit is equipped with this process. The free app can be obtained via the Google Play store, on Intel’s Easy Migration site pate for owners of PC’s and on the Apple iOS App Store.