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Box offers 50 GB of FREE cloud storage, revamps Android app for collaboration & ICS

February 23, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka



Cloud storage and sharing service Box is undergoing some major transformations. The company has dropped the “.net” from its name and changed the design of its popular Android app (more than 500,000 downloads). And, it’s busting the doors open for its cloud lockers, enabling all Android users to receive a free 50 GB of data for downloading the new app.

Box previously did 50 GB giveaways associated with certain smartphone manufacturers, but it has extended the offer to all Android users. According to the company’s blog, anyone who downloads Box for Android will get a free 50 GB of storage for a personal account. Users simply download the app, register or log-in, and they will be greeted to a notification that they have received a lifetime membership good for 50 GB of free storage. The offer is good until Friday, March 23, 2012 at 11:59 PST.

Once inside, users will see a vastly-improved Box Android app. Box now supports invites for collaborators, batch uploading of multiple files, viewing and adding comments on files shared with others, and language localization for German, French, Italian, and Spanish speakers. The company also took the time to wrap these new features in a nice Ice Cream Sandwich design package.

I’ve bounced around from multiple cloud storage services, alternating between Dropbox, SugarSync, and the still-in-beta Bitcasa. But with the highest amount of free storage I can currently get on a mobile device for free, adding Box to the mix is a no-brainer. You can join me by downloading the app from the Android Market and enter to win a tablet by participating in the Box Mobile Giveaway. More info on that available here.

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