Nextbit Baton lets you use your apps seamlessly across Android devices

This new cloud-based framework lets you switch between devices and pick up where you left off
Nextbit Baton lets you use your apps seamlessly across multiple Android devices

Nextbit Baton lets you use your apps seamlessly across multiple Android devices

If you're an Android user who's been eyeing Apple's Continuity feature with envious eyes, Nextbit Baton is just the thing for you.

Created by a team of ex-Googlers, Baton is a cloud-based framework that allows seamless porting of apps from one Android device to the other.

For instance, you could be working on a document on your phone and then switch over to another Baton-equipped device, picking up exactly where you left off.

All your apps, anywhere

There's no need to modify apps to work on the Baton framework. All you need to do is hold down the 'Recent Apps' soft key and then choose the device you want to switch to; pressing said button will waken the target device and you'll near-instantly see the app in the same state as you last used it.

One caveat though, the device you switch to needs to be associated to your CyanogenMod account and also be running Baton; if you don't have Baton installed, you will be prompted to download it.

What's even more appealing: you don't need to have your apps be tweaked to work on Baton; though they'll have to play well with CyanogenMod.

The restore app state function is already being shipped on Japan's NTT Docomo devices and Nextbit is now in discussions with Chinese OEMs. You can also expect Baton to be seen on the OnePlus One in the very near future.

If you want to play with it, Nextbit will be launching an invite-only betra program; the public release will debut on the commercially distributed Cyanogen operating system; in other words, on OnePlus phones.

Nextbit's next plan? To work with local and cloud storage to create what it calls "limitless" storage, to help users who keep running out of space.

READ MORE: Our review of the OnePlus One

[Source: Engadget]