Novosoft laucnhes Online Backup Service for Android

Novosoft, an international IT-consulting and software development company, today announced the release of a Handy Backup for Android v. 1.3. Now users of the utility can back up their phones to a secure online storage provided by Novosoft, which is located in San Diego, California.

"Novosoft Remote Backup Service was launched in 2005 to provide users of PC version of Handy Backup with an option to store files remotely and always be able to access them," said Alexander Prichalov, head of Novosoft Development Department. "In recent years, we saw a growing demand for online backup solutions, and we are happy to come up with a solution for Android phones."

The release of Handy Backup for Android 1.3 is the first Novosoft’s step to monetize the program: it resembles a pricing model of Handy Backup for PC, where a low cost software can be supplemented with paid plug-ins. Handy Backup for Android remains free, but the use of a new Online Backup option requires the user to have a paid account at Novosoft Remote Backup service.

"Right now the utility uses FTP protocol, buy we are planning to add support for SFTP and FTPS connectivity in the nearest future," said Mr. Prichalov. "And further development of Handy Backup for Android will be focused on creation of new plug-ins for easier selection of data to back up."

Handy Backup for Android comes free of charge and can be downloaded directly on the phone from the Android Market.


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