Google IO 2015 Sundar Pichai 6

During the Google I/O 2015 keynote Android M was formally announced bringing a number of great new features to the table. One thing that wasn’t mentioned in the keynote, however, is automatic backups (and restores) with M!

In an official developer entry, Google reveals how settings and apps data will now be backed automatically to Google Drive every 24 hours. This means that you never again have to worry about losing data if your phone fails. The backup system should also making switching to new phones easier than ever with all your app settings simply following you to the next device. The only catch here is that app developers have the ability to ‘opt out’ of supporting automatic updates if they so choose. It’s also worth noting that the file size is limited to 25MB per app.

For more details on how the new backup feature will work, you’ll want to head on over to Google’s developer page.

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