android sms backup restoreTalking specifically about Android SMS Backup and Restore Tool, there is a nice utility at the Google Code website. It is known as Android SMS.

It aims at allowing you to be able to browse and search your incoming and outgoing messages through your Gmail account. It organizes your SMS’s neatly put into threads – under the “SMS” label in Gmail. To browse your backed up messages, log into Gmail and click on “SMS” in the labels box, which is located in the left sidebar.

By default, Android SMS Backup utility runs in the background to automatically backup any new arriving and outgoing SMS. Incoming SMS are backed up 20 seconds after they arrived on the device, while outgoing SMS are backed up after a maximum of 30 minutes.

Heating Smartphone Marketplace

The smartphone marketplace is heating up with the news of the launch of the latest OS for the iPhone. And the clear winners seems to Android and iPhone.

The marketshare data of Q1 2010 show that Apple iPhone held 28% of the US smartphone OS market, placing it not too far behind market leader RIM Blackberry with 35% market share, MarketingCharts reports. The Google Android OS, iPhone’s closest competitor has also been running great with 9%.

It is to be noted here that Android is the latest entrant to this market and so a low share of it is understandable.

Important thing to note here is that both iPhone and Android grew their market shares 2% quarter-over-quarter from Q4 2009. At the same time, Blackberry lost 2% share, while Microsoft’s Windows Mobile OS also lost 2% to fall to 19%.

[Android SMS Backup Homepage]