Irreparably damaged your phone in a freak accident? Not to worry — Google’s got your back. The search giant today that subscribers to Google One, a subscription service that offers expanded cloud storage, can now take advantage of a whole-phone backup solution for Android that automatically copies videos, multimedia messages (MMS), and uncompressed photos to Google’s datacenters.
But wait, you might say, doesn’t Google already offer a ? That’s true, but it only covers content, select data (apps, call history, contacts, and calendar), and settings. (Only phones get native SMS backup.) And while Google’s eponymous Google Photos service backs up photos and videos for free, it by default resizes pics to 16MP (original-quality photos count against your Google Account storage). Google One doesn’t touch photos