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Carbonite Comes Out with Backup App for Android Phones

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.

Carbonite customers can download the beta app here.

Chris Preimesberger

Chris J. Preimesberger

Chris J. Preimesberger is Editor-in-Chief of eWEEK and responsible for all the publication's coverage. In his 13 years and more than 4,000 articles at eWEEK, he has distinguished himself in reporting...