Spice* had launched cloud-based backup service called ‘Spice Cloud‘ for its handsets. The company says this service will be compatible with all its Android smartphones and tablets and will be bundled on its recently announced Android phone Stellar Virtuoso Pro.
Spice says that the service offer ability to automatically sync data like photos, documents, media files and contacts from their phone and provide anti-theft features like remote phone locking, remote data wiping, phone locator and remote alarm among others.
It will also apparently offer the ability for users to retrieve their call log facility and access these files on SpiceCloud’s website. When we checked, we noticed that service is powered by United Mobile Apps’s data sync solution Keeplr. We have contacted Spice for more information on this and will update once we get a response.
Storage: The company will be apparently providing customers with 2GB free cloud storage, which we feel is quite low. There is currently no information on whether users can upgrade this storage for a certain amount, although a screenshot on the company website suggests that users can choose a paid storage plan of their preference.
As per the company website, the service will be available through a preloaded SpiceCloud Android app. One can sign up for an account following which the app automatically start uploading photos, documents, audio files, videos and contacts from the phone onto Spice Cloud. Its not clear if the app will be available for download for existing Spice users as well or it will be limited to future Spice mobile users only.
Spice Cloud reminds of a similar service offered by Apple (iCloud) for its iOS devices and Huawei (Cloud+) for its Huawei smartphones. HTC also offered various cloud services through HTCSense.com until it pulled the plug on the service in March 2012.
Similar Cloud Storage deals: Last year, Samsung had partnered with DropBox to offer 50GB free storage on its Android Smartphones and tablets, which was later extended to Samsung Cameras, TVs and other WiFi enabled devices, as per a ComputerWorld report. HTC had also inked a similar partnership with Dropbox to offer free storage to its customers. Sony and LG had inked a similar partnership with Box.net to offer free 50GB storage to its respective customers for two years.
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