Titanium Backup Receives an Update to v8.1.0, Adds Support for Oreo
Android just had its ninth anniversary, but it still doesn’t have a great backup solution. Marshmallow introduced Auto Backup for apps and data, which uploads app data and settings to a folder in your Google Drive account, but didn’t require apps to use it. And even the ones that did didn’t backup and restore everything. That’s why Android enthusiasts have long used Titanium Backup to make copies of apps, passwords, contacts, and photos, and why the folks behind it recently added support for Android 8.0 Oreo.
Here’s what’s new in the latest version of Titanium Backup:
Titanium Backup 8.1.0 Changelog
- Added official support for Android Oreo.
- [PRO] Added the ability to backup WPA/WPA2 protected Wi-Fi networks on Android Oreo.
- Fixed “Mark as installed from Play Store” when restoring apps on Android Nougat and above.
- Major translation updates.
It’s surely music to the ears of folks who’ve updated to Android 8.0 Oreo. Google has yet to publish Android’s distribution numbers for November, but as of October, 0.2% of all active Android devices were running Android 8.0 Oreo. That might not sound like a lot, but when you consider that there are more than 2 billion active Android devices on the market, 0.2% means at least 4 million devices are running Oreo.
The whole backup ordeal is something that really shouldn’t even be an issue these days. Sure, there are solutions like the Android Debug Bridge’s (ADB) backup command and TWRP’s Nandroid backups, but neither are very user-friendly. As of now, third-party applications such as Titanium Backup offer one of the best solutions to Android’s backup shortcoming.
Source: Titanium Track