Box offers 50GB of free cloud storage for Android users

By Rick
Feb 24, 2012
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  1. For the next 30 days, Box will be offering 50GB of completely free online storage space to users who download their Android-based app. The generous amount of digital space earned through this…

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  2. 50GB is quite generous.
  3. j05hh

    j05hh Newcomer, in training Posts: 91   +15

    Does this allow uploading files from your desktop? w/ 5 GB free the desktop sync was a paid service. Is this still the case with the 50 GB or no?
  4. HOOK:

    files you upload can be 25MB at most when you use the free service.

    so 50GB in 25MB parts.
  5. Will_m

    Will_m TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 102

    You still need a paid account to use desktop sync so it's kinda useless, the max file size is also 100mb. Free dropbox or skydrive still seems like a better deal.
  6. j05hh

    j05hh Newcomer, in training Posts: 91   +15

    Nice to know, thanks! I usually use Dropbox but have been experimenting with Sugar Sync- free 5 GB with desktop sync. Haven't heard of skydrive.
  7. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,443   +268

    Google's rumored and yet unconfirmed G-Drive puts me to think... how about if Google pulls off a Gmail? I mean, when Gmail was launched there was Hotmail with its paltry 5-25mb limitation and Yahoo's more decent 100mb or so. So Google came along and gave us a full gig, and it was a game changer.

    Cloud storage and cloud integration is now being touted by not only the likes of Dropbox but also Apple and Microsoft. So how about the day after tomorrow Google was to offer cloud storage and multi-platform integration with 100GB of free storage that keeps growing a la Gmail?
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,067   +1,180

    I hear running storage servers are not cheap, that there is plenty of overhead and maintenance. This begs the question, who is paying for everyones free storage?
  9. why is everything for smartphones?
  10. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,988   +66

    Or rather by which means they bear the expenses to run these storage servers, obviously advertising / selling data etc. ?


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