Online backup service Carbonite has launched an app for smartphones running Google's Android platform that allows users to access their files from their handset.

Carbonite Access, which can be downloaded for free from the Android Market, allows users to browse and open the files contained in their online storage account, and also share them through email, Facebook and Picasa from the handset.

Furthermore, users can also listen to any music files that have been backed up to their Carbonite account via the smartphone.

"Our new Android app, with features like photo thumbnails and instantaneous playback of your backed-up music, helps you find what you're looking for quickly," said David Friend, founder and CEO of Carbonite.

The Carbonite Access app for Android is compatible with handsets running version 1.6 and above. Carbonite also offers apps with similar functions for Apple's iPhone and BlackBerry devices.

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