Sep 12, 2012
G Cloud Backup wants to bring one of iOS' most useful features to Android: automatic remote backups. See, iOS users can back their devices up to iCloud automatically, so if something happens, like their device gets stolen, they upgrade, or if they had to get it repaired, it's easy to restore like brand new. G Cloud Backup does something similar. It can back up pictures, music, videos, contacts, call logs, documents, and SMS to their cloud services. By installing the free app, users can backup their data on initialization, and also in the background. G Cloud Backup can intelligently only back up when plugged in and on wifi, or when there's sufficient battery life. Or, it can be configured to backup to the cloud whenever.
Now, this all works without rooting, which is a blessing and a curse, because there is one feature that's missing: the ability to back up apps. This is a security restriction, something that requires root access (and Titanium Backup) to do, so G Cloud Backup can't help there. However, the rest of what it backs up is useful, and it can be used to restore data to a new device. The app and service are free for 1 GB of storage. 10 GB of storage are available for $0.99 per month. The app is available from Google Play.