Saturday, February 25, 2012

Dropbox for Android adds automatic photo and video upload and more free storage

It seems to be raining cloud storage these days. Hours less than a day Box offered 50 GB of cloud storage to all Android users, Dropbox is not offering users the option instantly upload photos and videos from the mobile device. So as not to add additional burden to your data plan, the Dropbox app can be set to only upload pictures when it detects a WiFi connection.

Automatic photo uploads on are nothing new. We first saw this feature in the Google Plus app middle of 2011, and later Apple added a similar feature to iOS 5. But Dropbox gives you incentives to use their service.

While photo uploads on Google+ is restricted to 2048 x 2048 pixels, and iOS 5 limits you to an 2048 x 1536, Dropbox will upload your photos in their original size.

Another incentive is you do not have to worry about consuming your existing Dropbox storage space. The new service comes with 500 MB of storage which you get as soon as you upload one picture using instant upload. You can get as much as 3 GB of space to upload your pictures. Once you consume your 500 MB uploading pictures, Dropbox will give you another 500 MB, until the 3GB limit is hit.

Existing users can avail of the service by updating their Android app. Still not on Dropbox? Sign up through this link and get another free 250 MB of space.

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