They say that every cloud has a silver lining, and whilst we’re still rather unclear as to whom ‘they’ are exactly, when it comes to unlimited back-up of all things dear to our Android hearts, one cloud is pure app-argent: G Cloud Backup…
Free to download from Google Play, G Cloud gives Android owners an instant 1GB of sky-based space for free, which is generally enough for most people’s needs. But if you happen to consume MBs the way the morbidly obese consume McDonalds, you can upgrade to unlimited space for the piffling price per month of US $2.99 (that’s around £1.93 in real money or 2.28 in what’s left of the Euro).
Simplicity itself to operate – download, select what you want to save be it contacts, photos music, movies, SMS messages, documents or the whole lot, and save with one click over either Wi-Fi or 3G.
Once set-up, G Cloud will then back-up your requested files automatically every day using Secure Socket Layer data transfer onto AES encrypted servers, saving you the effort and ensuring all your inestimably important info is safer than a British bank.
If you should misplace your mobile, have it forcibly removed by a whey faced teenage goon, or merely move up to a more modern model, migrating your data from G Cloud to your spanking new device takes a matter of minutes. Now that’s putting the ‘smart’ in smartphone.