Mozy, one of the most popular cloud backup solutions (I prefer and use CrashPlan myself), can now add the Android app to the list of features its users. Decho Corp, the company behind Mozy, announced Mozy for Android 2 weeks ago but only dropped the app into the Android Market about 2 hours ago.

While Mozy caught some heat and criticism for killing off unlimited backups a few months ago, those users who decided to stick with it will find the app quite useful:

  • you can browse all computers that are backed up under your Mozy account
  • your files are organized using the same original folder hierarchy you would expect
  • you can see photo thumbnails and quickly preview them without wasting too much bandwidth
  • you can download your backups to your Android device or email/share them out to friends and family

Mozy for Android won't blow anyone's mind - the inability to upload any data to it seems to me like the most glaring omission - but if you are a user of the service, it's nice to know this official version out there in case you ever need quick access to your files.

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Artem Russakovskii
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  • assman

    cant upload to it ehh.. *OPENS EYES REAL WIDE*

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii


  • http://reverendted.wordpress.com Ted Haeger

    Hey, Artem:
    Thanks for the timely review! I am the product manager for Mozy's two mobile apps (iOS is our other platform). Upload may seem a glaring omission, but there's more to it than that. Today, Mozy is purely a backup solution. Files get into the cloud from the backup process, and the only way to get them out is by explicitly restoring them. So, even if you were able to upload a file from an Android device, you would have to perform a restore to get it onto a computer. To me, that seems too much of a pain to bother. But we announced recently that we're working to add file synchronization to Mozy's capabilties. With that, we'll be able to provide a much better upload scenario: upload to cloud and have the files on your computer when it next synchronizes. Make sense?

  • http://dangerismymiddlename.com Paul Danger KILE

    I get what Ted is saying, but what about backing up your Android computer to Mozy?

  • Sergio

    I prefer Mega Mobile Streaming.