Folks, a heads up that Auckland-based Sprite Software is putting the final touches on its Backup application for Android handsets.

The company is famous for its Sprite Backup for Windows Mobile and other similar software. More details:

Beta 1 instructions for Android Backup are below, please remember it is an early beta, we are pumping here with builds going out daily. We expect to have a good application by the end of this month, and will start cramming the rest of the features in as they become useful this month.

To install, please browse on your device to this location,

Application will expire on 9 October 2009. You will need to turn on “Unknown source – Allow install of non-Market applications” in your device settings, by going to Settings>Applications>Unknown sources.

Android Backup FAQ is located here:

Android Backup getting started pdf guide is here:

Currently one feature in this build (26) is disabled: applications restore… until we sort out application settings. Release history will be here: