Most people don't want to have to think about their data and file backups, they just want them to happen quietly behind the scenes -- whether it's an onsite setup or one in a cloud service.
And when users do need to dip into their backup, they want to be able to do it easily and with a convenient device.
Thus, cloud backup service providers are branching out in order to reach as many device platforms as possible. Carbonite, the 4-year-old Boston-based cloud storage provider, whose service already can be accessed by iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and BlackBerry users, came out Nov. 10 with a new beta app for those using Android-powered mobile phones (Android v1.6 and above).
The application enables users to browse all their files directly from the Android device, and share those files with social networking sites, photo-sharing sites and private users.
Carbonite enables all photos to be viewed via either thumbnails or full screen. Another bonus: The app also includes a music player so users can listen to music files stored in their Carbonite accounts.
"Our promise to customers is: 'Back it up. Get it back.' Getting it back is what Carbonite Access for Android is all about," Carbonite CEO and founder Dave Friend said.