Oh for sure. I'm almost positive that if your going from one android phone to another that most of your apps (at the very least your paid apps) will still be in the market under downloads as long as you use the same gmail account to set them up.
I guess I automatically assumed you would be going from one android phone to another. Never even accured to me to ask what you will backing up from.
I am going from one Android phone to another.. but it's my first switch.
When I used to have Windows mobile it was a big hassle to find the right program and get the right data backed up. From what it sounds like the android experience is much better. I'm definitely looking forward to getting the X.
Great, thanks. Anything else that I should know moving from a Dare to a Droid? I heard I have to have a Gmail account for the phone. I have one through my University, but would it be wise to start a second account for my phone seeing as when I graduate it might be taken away?
We have done 2 or 3 hard resets and have gotten 1 replacement phone on our Android phones (all Droids). With all things backed up to your Gmail account you get EVERYTHING (Apps Settings Widgets Contacts Etc) back on the existing or replacement phone EXCEPT call logs and text messages
I don't know why appbrain wouldn't get me to 90% of where I was when I switch from Dinc to X.
I use Touchdown for email and it allows me to backup my settings to SDCard, so that should be easy.
I'll have to re-log into many services (i.e. pandora, last.fm, etc), re-log into websites to get my cookies back, but neither of that is a big deal.
I'll probably lose my saved game and high score status, but I don't really care about that.
Do any of these options back up those settings as well?
What about for K9 mail? If I do the backup app in astro, does it just keep the .apk or does it actually keep all of my settings and such?
INFINITELY easier than switching phones than when I had WinMo. Would have taken me half a day's work to switch WinMo phones and get things back to the way they were beforehand.
I'm still curious about the comment someone said up above about saving program settings to the Google cloud. That's not true, is it? If so, how does it work?
I thought the cloud backup was coming with 2.2. could be wrong but I seem to have read that somewhere. It sounded real nice as it would do a complete backup and restore to your new phone just like it was your old phone.
Motorola DROID X is an Android powered smartphone with a 1GHz processor, huge 4.3-inch display with 480x854 pixels resolution, 8-megapixel camera with 720p motion video capture and many other features. It's the newest addition to Motorola... Read More