So, earlier today I noticed that my Nexus 5 running Android was saying “No account is currently storing backed up data” in the Settings -> Backup & reset menu. Having searched on Google for a solution, most everything I’ve come across recommends force stopping various services on the device or doing a factory reset.
Well, if you get this problem, do not do either of those things. Simply remove all of your Google Accounts (Settings -> Accounts -> Google) until no Google accounts remain, then restart your device. When it reboots it should complain that you have no backup account. Sign into your Google account and voilà, problem solved and without the painful data loss you might suffer with a factory reset.
Well it seems that the next chapter in the war to increase the version number of your desktop browser just got written because Firefox 15 is available now.
Having had a quick read through the Mozilla blog and the more detailed posts here and here this all sounds quite promising.
In the modern age of the browser wars whilst I’ve been impressed with what Google has done to spur innovation by stirring things up with Chrome, it’s never quite managed to shift me away from Firefox. For a long while, Firefox was starting to feel like a tatty old jacket, I was comfortable with it but everyone else was telling me to bin it for the latest fashion trend.
It’s safe to say however that having used both, I now feel that it is the Chrome users who are missing out. Having stuck with it I’ve still got the super tweaked Firefox 15 on my desktop, a browser that I’ve become accustomed to over the years except now, it’s faster than ever.
In even better news it seems that Firefox has also sorted it head out when it comes to Android tablets which Mozilla neglected for the past couple of releases. As the release of CyanogenMod 10 is just over the horizon it looks like I will be getting much more use out of my HP Touchpad in the not to distant future.