In order to simplify and rationalize its backup services for Android devices, Google merges its applications directly with the mobile operating system to try to protect all your most important data.
The update and the launch of Backup by Google One were done without much apparent fanfare, although they appear to be bringing together the company's departments into a unified backup offering for the first time.
The Backup by Google One will replace the current system backup solution, but users don't need to have an account with their existing Google One platform.
Once update, which is expected to roll out to all Android users starting with version 8.0 in the coming weeks, will be complete, Google says users will benefit from a more unified, yet granular backup solution .
It is based on the current offer (which supports app data, SMS, call history, contacts, Wi-Fi networks, etc.) by adding photos, videos and MMS messages. At the same time, use rs will be able to choose what is stored and what is not.
Replacing old solutions
First unveiled three years ago, Google One is the company's unified backup offering, presenting itself at the both as a mobile app and a website. It offered a cloud storage , with the first 15 GB being free, and consumers having the option of renting as little as 100 GB, up to 30 terabytes of storage.
Last year it also started allowing users to save their MMS messages, albeit for a fee.
While we can't be sure yet, it's very likely that the again the update will completely replace the default Android backup option. Moreover, it will not require a Google One account.
Storage is shared among multiple Google such as Google Drive, Gmail and Google Photos. Initially, Google One replaced the paid version of Google Drive. While raw storage is not accessible, emails, files, and images can be added and deleted through Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Photos.