From now until March 23rd you can get a FREE 50GB account on Box by simply downloading and signing in to the Box Android app. That type of space would normally cost you $19.99 a month on the cloud storage service. And this 50GB account is yours for life, no strings attached.
This offer is a 45GB increase in the amount of space for a free Box account. With an offer like this, why would anyone use other services, like Dropbox? Well, keep in mind that Box does not offer a free desktop sync client like Dropbox does. Box’s desktop client is only available to professional users who pay $15/month. Also, with a free account, Box only allows file sizes up to 25MB. To increase to a 1GB file size limit costs $10/month.
Still, we can’t complain about a free 50GB! Plus, with Box’s ability to send files to other services such as Gmail, Microsoft Office, and Google Docs, not having a desktop sync client becomes slightly less of a problem.
So if you need some cloud lovin’, download the app from the Android Market link or QR code below!
Step aside Dropbox. Google is close to launching its own cloud-storage service. Like its soon to be rival, Google’s Drive was created in response to the growth of internet-connected devices such as smartphones, tablets and media players.
Drive will take advantage of the rise in “cloud computing” by storing files like photos, documents and videos online. They will sit on Google’s servers and will be able to be accessed from any web-connected device. This will allow folks to easily share files with others. For example, if a person wanted to send an email containing a video shot from their smartphone, they could easily upload the video to through the Drive mobile app then email folks the link rather than the file itself.
Drive is one of a few recent attempts by the Search giant to gain lost ground from smaller internet start ups that are doing well in hot new areas. Others include their fledgling social network Google+, mobile article reading app Currents to take on Flipboard, and developed services that include buying business-reviews company Zagat to take on Yelp.
The other day we brought to you news of how you could sneakily snag yourself 50GB of free online storage from Box.net. As you know, folks who owned either a Sony Xperia or LG Android smartphone received 50GB of cloud storage for free as part of a promotional deal between Sony, LG and Box.net. Well today we bring you news that Box has updated their Android app bringing it to version 1.5. Besides updates to the interface the app boasts some awesome productivity features. They are:
- A widget that shows the progress of files that are currently being modified or updated.
- The ability to upload email attachments or files directly from the app you’re currently using.
- The ability to create documents in an office app of your choice and saving the file in Box, rather than in the document editor.
Given Box.net has 1.9 million users, the company is doing what it can to provide important improvements to the user experience. This goes a long way in customer satisfaction and it’s a relief to see that some companies still value the consumer. Hit the break below to find the Market link or QR Code, and if you are truly interested to read the press release. Even if you missed the 50GB promotion you can still snag 5GB of free online storage which is more than enough for most folks, enjoy.
If you are the owner of a Sony Xperia Play or any one of the various LG smartphones then you should be aware of the deal where Box is giving away a 50GB upgrade to its cloud storage service until the end of this year. This means that you have until the day after tomorrow to get in a 50GB lifetime storage limit. This deal however, did leave the rest of us out in the cold. Perhaps the reason for this was some sort of promotional deal between, Box, LG, and Sony as a way to make their phones more marketable, but alas, I do not know for sure.
But fear not if you aren’t the owner of a Xperia and LG smart phone as the folks over at XDA have created an app that will give any Box account the 50GB upgrade. Thanks to redphx you can do this without needing to root and editing your build.prop or even witchcraft. All this program requires is the ability to log into your Box account.
Looks like Sony Ericsson Xperia owners aren’t going to be the only ones benefiting from the generosity of Box.net. The company is extending the offer to LG lovin customers too. For those who download the official Box.net application and sign up for an account via their LG smartphone will get to acquire 50GB of online storage at no cost. The offer begins today and is good until March 31st 2012. You’ll need Android 2.1 or higher for the app to run properly and will also require a screen res of 320 x 480. If you’re looking for an extra decent amount of storage and don’t want to spend a whole lot, this would be the way to go. Don’t forget to let us know how well the service works (or doesn’t) in the comments below.
Sheesh Sony Ericsson Xperia owners are some lucky individuals. Why are they so lucky you ask? Well– SE Xperia owners suddenly have an extra 50GB of free storage space from Box.net. All owners have to do is download and install the Box.net app on your Xperia phone and register for a free account. It seems that Xperia users will have plenty of time to take advantage of this great find too– you have until December 31, 2012 to take advantage of the great opportunity. Go on SE Xperia owners– time’s wasting!
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A new partnership with Motorola has secured a spot for Box.net’s cloud storage app as being preloaded on future Xoom Android tablets worldwide. The announcement was accompanied by news of additional partnerships with VMware, Ping Security and Salesforce Chatter also, however its mobile strategy seems to make perfect sense as Box’s service offers companies and individuals a cloud structure that keeps everyone connected with great ease from anywhere.
Box’s on-going relationship with HP, which made Box the only preloaded app on the TouchPad (with 50GB of free lifetime storage) looks to be going strong as well. HP’s Vice-President of Strategy and Operations announced this week that their business PCs will start shipping the Box app preloaded beginning with SMBs in North America with a future intent to go global.
Even if you haven’t had the opportunity to try Box’s services out yet, with the way they are expanding their market, chances are you’ll meet soon enough.
Box.net has launched for the Android Market! The cloud based storage company has developed apps for other platforms and has now saved the best for Android users.
Box for Android:Got the Droid that does? Now it does more with Box.
- Browse through files and folders
- View and share files on-the-go
- Upload files from your phone to Box
- Find files fast with built-in search
- Supports devices with Android OS 2.0 and above
To find out more about Box.net and what it can do for your online cloud storage options, click here
QuickOffice Inc. has just launched their Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite for all Android 1.6+ devices. What’s notable about the Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite (Since Quickoffice has been out for over a year) is the added ability to edit MS Office files (DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX) and save them to cloud storage services such as Google Docs, Box.net and Dropbox. The app does cost $15, but if you’re a business user who needs the ability to edit MS Office files on the go, then this might be a worthwhile investment.
It should be noted that the $15 is apparently an “introductory price” for the new release. So I wouldn’t take forever to decide if you want this.
Here’s the buy link