Having multiple devices and keeping them in sync while having all of their apps data in different devices is a pain for a lot of users. Even though Google has backups and sync, some Android apps do not partake in it. Luckily, a solution might just be around the corner. Nextbit Baton allows users to backup and sync all of their data across multiple devices. And it will be available in beta as a CyanogenMod exclusive.
No one has thought of this idea before because Nextbit Baton is so simple or maybe too simple and most likely to be very dangerous, that’s why no one has approached it without proper credentials. Two of former Google’s Executives, Tom Moss and Mike Chan were the ones who founded Nextbit’s credentials. They were also able to engage former HTC’s Senior Vice President for Design and User Experience, Scott Croyle.
Obviously, Nextbit Baton is more than just backup and restore service like Google’s built-in feature. But it offers app and data syncing across all connected devices without being cautious about which app to sync. It also does more like managing states. The most interesting feature that gave the product its name is the “Pass” feature. This feature lets users send any open app and its state from one device to another.
As desirable and totally useful as it may sound, it might likely get some worried looks especially since its stores everything on its own cloud. And that’s where the privacy and security concern comes in when all of the users data is involved. The private beta of Baton will be entirely available on CyanogenMod. While the future public releases will only be available on the “commercially distributed Cyanogen operating system.”
Looking at 50% of smartphones, they run out of storage within the first 12 months. The next goal is to enable “limitless’ storage. Imagine local storage and cloud storage combined into one massive storage on users Android devices. This is achieved by wisely moving data between local storage and the cloud storage so the user wouldn’t notice a thing as long as users have data connection. The team from Google, Apple, HTC and Amazon alumni did not plunge into details since they still in talks with a carrier partner.