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ClockworkMOD developer releases Carbon, a cloud based backup tool for Android
The renowned ClockworkMOD developer Koushik Dutta has released a new app designed to help you backup your apps and app data to the cloud.
The new application is named Carbon, and allows you to sync and backup your app data to your SD Card and Google Drive. Koushik also plans to add support for Dropbox in the final release. Having the ability to backup your apps to the cloud is a really useful feature for people who like to switch ROMs regularly, and is an excellent precaution just in case something goes wrong with your SD card.
As well as cloud backups, the app also allows you to sync data between different devices over 3G and WiFi networks, so what you install on one device can be instantly installed on any other synced smartphones or tablets. There’s also the ability to control what’s installed on each of your devices remotely. So if you want to restore an app on your tablet you can do so using your smartphone.
Koushik has also released a video of the app in action on his Google+ page. Here you can see the app syncing data across two devices in real time, and it looks pretty damn fast too.
If you want to install the beta version of this app your device needs to be rooted and you’ll have to be running Android 4.0 or higher. You can get the APK file here. The beta will expire after a week, so don’t get too attached until the final release. Also it’s worth noting that the final version won’t require a rooted phone, which is good news for users who don’t like messing around with such things.