Mobile device users are spoiled these days. Everything is so convenient and automatic. And the two primary shareholders of the mobile space, the Android and iOS devices, are the ones that hold the most clout in terms of making that ease of use not just a possibility, but something that has come to be expected.
But how does it all work? How do you get a continuous experience on your devices with nothing more than a user name and a password. The answer lies in the ideas of data continuity, central app brains, multiple machine sync, central account associations, and compression and storage considerations. And inside each of those concepts are backups, and the idea of the cloud.
It’s All About Continuity
At the core of data protection and user experience, especially with something like the Android system, is the concept of data protection. No matter what happens, the entire set of data that has developed around your user experience is always available, and is always continuously interacting with itself in its own system, and the greater framework of the Android system as well.
Think Google Play’s Central Brain
You hit the button for Google Play when you want to look for and buy apps. Play’s central brain knows who you are, what you’ve ordered, what you’ve updated, how much you’ve paid, and probably every minute of time that you’ve logged on that particular app. This is a huge example of how backups and the cloud work, because that’s the perfect integration of those efforts together to give you the best experience as an end-user client. You don’t have to worry about how it works, you’re just satisfied when everything you’ve ever done or bought is organized accordingly.
Multiple Machine Sync
And now, better than ever before, all of your data in continuously synced between all of your appropriate devices as well. Using Google Drive, you can keep an huge amount of information synchronized across your phone, tablet, desktop, laptop, and whatever else they can come up with that has wi-fi access. This is a benefit that many people take for granted, but it’s an incredible convenience for people who’ve had to work without it in the past.
User Name Associations
One of the most practical aspects of this cloud and backup system is that fact that it’s all associated with your single user name. Whatever your initial login is, and the associated email address; that’s all the the central brain needs to know, even on separate types of devices.
Compression and Storage Considerations
Another thing backups and the cloud are good for is when it comes to data storage and compression. There are now systems that keep your high quality images and videos in a cloud storage sector, and then you either download or stream it as needed on your devices with less storage capacity.