HTC One, HTC One mini and HTC One max owners entitled to free cloud storage from Google

HTC One, HTC One mini and HTC One max owners entitled to free cloud storage from Google
If you have purchased the HTC One or the HTC One mini, or plan on buying the HTC One max, Google and HTC have something for you. How does up to 50GB of extra, free cloud based storage for two years from Google Drive make you feel? 50GB of extra storage is already being given out to those with the HTC One max outside of the U.S. Google and HTC will provide owners of the HTC One and HTC One mini with 25GB of extra free cloud based storage for two years, but the device will need to be updated to Sense 5.5 first. No device with an unlocked bootloader will be included in the offer with means that the HTC One Developer Edition is not eligible for the storage.

Once your HTC One or HTC One mini is updated to Sense 5.5 (which comes out of the box on the HTC One max), you can access your free storage. To redeem the offer, open the Google Drive app. Press "Redeem" and then follow the screen prompts. Google suggests that you have a Wi-Fi connection when redeeming the storage offer, which is good until January 1st, 2016. Once your two-years is up, does your data turn into a giant pumpkin? Nope, it remains available in Google Drive for you to access, download, or share.

There are some rules.You can redeem the free offer one time for each device. Using the same Google account you can redeem one +50GB offer and one +25GB offer on two eligible devices. If you need more storage, it can be purchased from Google. Also keep in mind that Google offers 15GB of free storage with Google Drive right off the bat, which includes your Gmail account.

source: Google via AndroidPolice



1. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Excellent I have HTC one and can't wait for the update.

2. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Not only you damn it. Us too.

3. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Welp I'm modded out the wazoo, so no storage for me.

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Update, claim the free storage, then root. Boom.

4. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

How about the butterfly and butterfly s?

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Left in the dust. Shocking isn't it?

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I don't use GD so I'm content with the 52.5GB on Dropbox I have from Samsung. :)

8. alchemyduelist

Posts: 21; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

So HTC, I bought the Butterfly S, and regret every single bit of buying it over the Note 3. You don't market the phone, you are focusing only on updating your flagship One line, leaving all us Butterfly/Butterfly S users in the dust. Wow HTC, you are a huge prick. I am never buying your products again. You should never leave out the minorities!

9. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

dude.. you should be happy that you bought butterfly instead of note 3. note3 can't even compare with butterfly. not even S. note 3 had the worst user experience and battery life.. how could u be happy getting that

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