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Google One brings automatic backup to Android

Android users will now be able to automatically backup their phone data with the recently updated Google One app, which offers paid upgrades to the 15GB free cloud storage available to all Gmail users.

The storage plan covers the data in Google Drive, Gmail and Google Photos, all of which can be managed from the app. With the new update, Google One will enable users to automatically backup their phone data including photos, contacts, messages, apps and more — much like iCloud does for iPhone and iPads.

Users on Google One’s paid plans will also have the option to call, email or chat with Google experts and can also avail extra member benefits like Google Play credits, special hotel pricing, among others.

These plans can also be shared with up to five family members, who will get all the additional benefits alongwith the shared storage. While family members share the storage, they won’t be able to view each other’s file, unless it has been shared with them.

The app doesn’t change how Google Drive works. It will continue to function in the same manner, but with Google One, you get additional benefits as well as provide you with all the storage information in one place.

“With Google One, you already get more storage for your photos, videos and documents—giving you the peace of mind that your memories and important files are stored in the cloud. Now with automatic phone backup, we’re taking another step in helping you keep the stuff you care about safe,” Larissa Fontain, GM at Google One, announced.

“With automatic phone backup by Google One, you’ll also be able to back up original quality photos, videos, and multimedia messages (MMS)”

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Google One storage plans

Google One offers six paid plans, which are listed as follows.

  • 100GB storage: INR 130/month or INR 1300/year
  • 200GB storage: INR 210/month or INR 2100/year
  • 2TB storage: INR 650/month or INR 6500/year
  • 10TB storage: INR 6500/month
  • 100GB storage: INR 13000/month
  • 100GB storage: INR 19500/month

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List of countries where Google One is available

Google One membership is currently available in the following countries:

  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong SAR China
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau SAR China
  • Macedonia (FYROM)
  • Malaysia
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uganda
  • UK
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uruguay
  • US
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

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