Google One gains new storage manager, iOS app on the way
Jul 31 2020
Google also stated its working to improve user experience with key smartphone partners including Samsung though it's not trying to force the maker out of offering its own app store and digital assistant. Furthermore, the "automatic phone backup" feature that was introduced past year for paid users has now been made free for everyone, whether they have an active subscription or not. Yes, Google One now has a couple of free features you may want to utilize.
The new app and update to the Google One app will be available for Android users in "the coming days" and on iOS "soon".
Google has said in a blog post that it is going to provide Google One's phone backup for free in all the countries where it is available. The Manage Storage page segregates data based on large files, emails with large attachments, spam emails, and more, to let you quickly select unwanted data and delete it.
"And if you have an iPhone, we're introducing a new iOS app that lets you store photos, videos, contacts, and calendar events with Google". With the new app, automatic phone backups will be available on iPhones and Android devices for free.
Once the 15GB free storage cap is met with, users will have to opt for a Google One membership if they want to continue using the cloud storage facility.
Google is also adding a new "Storage Manager" functionality to the service across Android, iOS and the web. The 100GB storage membership plan is available at $1.99. There's also a $30 200GB plan and a $100 2TB plan. According to a new report by Bloomberg, Samsung is ready to offer Google more control over search on its Galaxy phones. Android users need to install the Google One application on their device to make use of it.