Over the next 30 days, any interested party who logs into Box’s new Android app will get a whopping 50GB of free cloud storage. Free. With a lot of companies banking on cloud technology – from Apple, to Microsoft, to Google and DropBox – this is a huge move to get consumers to hop into the company’s service.
In addition to the limited time offer, Box’s new Android app offers an all new UI, new features like the ability to comment on files, upload multiple files and compatibility with Ice Cream Sandwich. The company actually worked closely with Google to help create the best possible design for Android 4.0
And fragmentation be damned, as older versions of Android aren’t being left in the cold. “What’s great is that Box is not a super intensive application,” Box VP of Platform Matthew Self told VentureBeat. “The experience is fairly consistent across all Android devices.”
To sweeten the 50GB deal, Box announced it’ll also give away 20 Samsung Android tablets to a company that can thoroughly and persuasively explain how Box cloud storage improves their business. The company is also ramping up its international presence by including language support for French, Italian, German and Spanish. Currently, over 40 percent of the company’s users are in overseas markets.
The Box app for Android is available now in the Android Market, with availability coming soon to the Amazon Appstore, Barnes & Noble Nook Store, LG World and the Verizon Store. We downloaded the app for ourselves, registered, and just like that got 50GB of free storage. As a bonus, we were able to access our fresh new storage from our desktop browser.
All it took to get 50GB of Box’s cloud goodness was a simple login.
[via Venture Beat]