Initially being offered for CyanogenMod users.
Cyanogen, the developer behind CyanogenMod mobile OS, has collaborated with mobile cloud start-up Nextbit to enhance synchronisation between android devices.
As part of the collaboration, both firms have launched a new synchronisation platform called ‘Baton’, which is integrated into the latest CyanogenMod version.
Nextbit co-founder and CTO Mike Chan said: "It combines all the things in Apple’s Handoff with the best things in Chromecast."
The new platform starts with synching a ‘snapshot’ of the app currently under use over Wi-fi; upload it into the cloud; and then simultaneously load the exact saved state and launch it on another device.
Nextbit CEO and co-founder Tom Moss said: "We put a lot of thought into how you manage different devices.
"When we can intelligently pick the right version, we do that, and if you want a different version we offer you a prompt."
According to developers, the synchronisation is performed at the operating system level rather than with an in-built application programming interface (API).
As the platform depends on the cloud to stimulate the app from where it was last left off, the feature would not work without internet.
Initially being offered for CyanogenMod users, the new platform will be completely available later this year.
Moss added: "For Nextbit, the next big step is just scratching the surface at what’s possible to bring infinite resources to the cloud.
"It’s pushing computing itself forward — not just building an app."