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Dropbox for Android will automatically sync up to 3GB of your gallery now, feature coming soon to iOS devices

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Dropbox for Android will automatically sync up to 3GB of your gallery now, feature coming soon to iOS devices
The battle of the cloud services can only bring good things for us consumers, and the latest Dropbox and Box updates are the proof. After Box giving away 50GB for free to any Android user, Dropbox now strikes back with a cool photo and video syncing service.

The second you snap a photo or press the stop button when capturing a video, they start uploading to your Dropbox account, similar to what Windows Phone does with SkyDrive. You can, of course, permit this function only over Wi-Fi or forbid it altogether, but it does take the hassle out of keeping backups of your gallery, since it doesn't have file size limits, so that huge video is welcome too.

After the first 500MB of uploads you get another batch, and so on and so forth, all the way to 3GB. Not an insane amount of storage, but it's free and will probably suffice to sync a holiday's worth of photos and videos while you mooch on the Wi-Fi in the hotel lobby. The downside is that the new update requests way too much permissions, including account ones, so people have been venting their frustration over this in the comments.

source: Dropbox (AndroidMarket)

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posted on 24 Feb 2012, 07:08

1. danwatson (Posts: 102; Member since: 03 Jan 2012)


Isn't this what google+ does already???

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 07:50 1

2. pooked (Posts: 56; Member since: 27 Jan 2012)


dropbox does photo/video as well as any file type. Google+ only does photos and video. Although the Dropbox is allowing 3GB solely for media and no filesize limit, if im correct Box offers 50GB with 25MB-100MB filesize limit :( which is total bull!!! But 50GB is 50GB lol.

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 14:20 1

4. -box- (Posts: 3880; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


There's always .zip files for getting under the limit..

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 20:07

5. danwatson (Posts: 102; Member since: 03 Jan 2012)


I meant the added features. I use dropbox already for files mostly and like it. Hoping Google Drive comes into play though so all my stuff can be stored in the same place. I prefer Google+/Picasa for photos and videos though and already has the features dropbox added

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 10:36 1

3. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 256; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


i love my skydrive, and how seamlessly it is integrated to my samsung focus

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 14:18

6. hobble (Posts: 130; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


what about those of us that have a corporate dropbox account on our phones?

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