today there is a great day for us at AVAST. We are releasing - TODAY - the avast! Backup Beta for Android.
Let me shortly introduce what avast! Backup Beta for Android is about.WHO IS OUR TARGET USER?
avast! Backup Beta is the non-advanced user who wants to backup his or her phone data to the cloud, but offers features for advanced users as well.
It is designed to:
- be easy to use
- be focused on most important data
- be targeted solely at cloud storage
- not consume endless data communication quota
- offer some features for advanced usersWHICH DATA CAN BE BACKED UP?
avast! Backup offers to back up following data types to the cloud:
- call log
- audio files
For advanced users, avast! Backup offers advanced ROOT features. If you got ROOT you can also back up app settings and app data to the cloud.
Further data types might be released in the future.WHERE DOES IT BACK UP DATA TO?
At the moment, avast! Backup backs up data to Google Drive and is integrated to the https://my.avast.com
account to manage the backup items. Further storage providers will come up over time.
It does not offer SD card backup
because there is several tools for this out there already, and SD card backups are of not much sense, if you lose your phone :-).DOES IT OFFER INCREMENTIAL BACKUP?
avast! Backup ONLY backs up incremential. Only changes will be uploaded, even for app settings. Changes are being detected automatically by avast! Backup on your device. As a result this reduces the load on your data communication channel in the best way possible.HOW CAN I MANAGE MY BACKUP?
You can manage the backup from your device and from the https://my.avast.com
account. You can also directly access the backup on Google Drive if you want to.
It is even possible to access backups from all your my.avast.com devices from the avast! Backup client itself - check it out!BETA NOTE: in order not to confuse our existing user base, on https://my.avast.com account avast! Backup user interface parts not visible by default. They will show up once our servers recognize that avast! Backup Beta is installed on your device. This will change on final release.IS THERE A DATA LIMIT?
For now, the only limit is your cloud storage limit (the sky :-)). AVAST does not impose limits on storage used or devices managed.WHERE CAN I GET IT?
Download it here (after short Beta registration): http://m.avast.com/backupIS IT STABLE?
It is as stable as a Beta can get. Part of the beta purpose is to find out issues in real world scenarios, so your feedback is extremely important to us - especially for rooted phones as there is tons of different ROMs out there so we are unable to test each of them ourselves. Post it in this thread or drop an email to email@example.com who is the team manager for this product.
Get going now! I am looking forward to your feedback!!