OT: android phone backup NOT to google cloud question

James B. Byrne byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca
Fri May 17 13:15:41 UTC 2019

On Thu, May 16, 2019 12:37, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
> Speaking for Motorola (bought out by Lenovo not long ago if I'm not
> mistaken): nope. Other vendors: say, my old (~ 5 years maybe) Samsung
> Galaxy note 3 I got through AT&T - there was tool to make local own
> backup (can not vouch for full restore like iTunes allows for
> iDevices), but it's been too long since.
> My general impression is things got worse, i.e. google cloud,
> or maybe some vendors will offer their cloud instead of google.
> On the other hand the company invested so much of money
> (I'm staying from guessing about source of it) into data mining
> does want data trickle to them, even if you get your data
> back ultimately. I mean as investment, making android system,
> and keeping developing it, and supporting huge variety of
> hardware. Cost is enormous, there should be even bigger return
> on investment. So as return my suspicious mind would call
> the data android system allows its creator to receive.
. . .
> Valeri
>> Since Android isn't real-time audio capable I'm using iPads.
>> Each time a Windows release does reach end of life, there's the need
>> to set up a new virtual machine with a new Windows guest, to get the
>> required iTunes releases running. It's quite annoying, but at least
>> an iOS device user isn't forced to use iCloud for a backup.
>> _______________________________________________

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