If you have an LG Android smartphone, I suggest you download the Box app and sign up for a free account because LG and Box have teamed up to give users 50 GB of free cloud storage for life.
If you’re not familiar with Box, it provides a cloud storage solution that will let you share documents, music, media and files across multiple devices. It’s similar to Dropbox but Box is more focused on the enterprise side of things and it offers more robust business capabilities though.
It has done a similar free 50 GB move with webOS and iOS and I wondered why it would be running these promotions which wind up hitting consumers.
“Our focus has shifted slightly, as our big initiatives lately are around mobilitiy and openness … that has been spurred along by the revolution that’s happened in smartphones and smart devices,” said Robin Daniels, head of market strategy at Box.
Daniels said that after the iOS deal, more than 1 million people signed up for the offer and many of those walked into their offices and pushed for it to be used there. The company saw a sharp spike in trials after the promotion – it’s hitting businesses through the front door. Additionally, the company says that any way it can help users understand how this sort of cloud computing works will be a net positive.
There’s no word yet on if this will be preloaded on future LG devices but that wouldn’t surprise me. Rival Dropbox has also scored preload deals and HTC has recently said that it will move to integrate Dropbox in a way that’s tightly ingrained in its platform for future devices. We’ll let Box worry about those competitive headaches though, as all you need to know if you can get 50 GB of free cloud storage on your LG Android phone.
You can download the Box app from the Android Market here and you’ll need a phone with 2.1 or above and a screen resolution of 320 X 480 or higher to qualify for the promotion.