Box Ups Free Cloud Storage to 50GB for Android Users

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Cloud storage provider Box normally hooks users of its unpaid accounts up with a free 5GB. For a lot of users, that much will be plenty, but for those of you with some heftier storage needs, we’ve seen a couple promotions so far that gave owners of certain phones a big bump in how much free space they’re allotted. While you could have gamed the system by having your handset misreport its manufacturer, today there’s a far more legitimate way to get your hands on that same kind of storage space; along with releasing an update to its app, Box has announced that Android users who log-in between now and March 23 will see their Box accounts permanently upgraded to 50GB.

The big news here is clearly the order of magnitude increase in free storage capacity, but the Box app itself gets a few tweaks, too. There’s increased language support, the ability to move the app to your microSD card to save space, and a new comment system. You’ll now be able to upload files from your phone in batches, as well as invite other users to collaborate with you on a file.

Box 1.6.0 is available in the Android Market now. We haven’t heard of any plans for Box to run a similar promotion for iOS users.

Source: Android Market

Via: Android Police

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