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Dropbox for Android adds streaming video for ICS

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Dropbox for Android adds streaming video for ICS
We know that you 93% that don't have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich yet are still looking for more reasons why you should want the update, well now Dropbox has a pretty cool option that will make you want ICS even more: video streaming. 

The video streaming option is pretty easy to access as well, just go to a video that you have in your Dropbox and select it to start streaming rather than downloading the video. The codec support is pretty nice as well, including MP4 and M4V, which aren't anything out of the ordinary, but it also supports MKV files, which is not a codec that's normally supported in Android unless you have the right video app. This would be a pretty nice feature to have if you've got that extra 48GB of space that comes with the Samsung Galaxy S III (sorry Verizon and AT&T users.)

The update also adds support for the Korean language. If you don't yet have Dropbox, it's available for free in the Google Play Store

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posted on 08 Jun 2012, 22:00 2

1. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)

FYI the standard video player in my HTC Sensation can play mkv files. Crazy but true.

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 00:41 2

2. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)

I don't get it. I could steam with Moto Razr on Android 2.3, so it isn't new.

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 09:19

4. doubleD (Posts: 78; Member since: 13 Dec 2010)

A lot of the features and benefits I read about that say are on ICS I've been using on phones as old as the Droid2 after if was updated to Gingerbread. I haven't seen or used ICS yet, but seems like I already have the reviewer's favorite features of ICS, so I don't care if I ever get it. I don't see what the big deal is about ICS.

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 08:13

3. JunitoNH (Posts: 1936; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

Chances are we'll see jellybean before ICS, sad but true. ICS will be turning a year old by October, there is no way 100% of the devices will get it by then. If lucky, maybe around 12%.

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 11:55

5. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

i love the new feature!

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