Box Android app updates brings new widgets, more flexibility

The folks at Box have never been shy about updating its apps and the Android app is getting some major improvements in the 1.5 version.

One of the coolest new feature which also takes advantage of the unique value proposition of Android is the ability to get update widgets. This allows you to see which files have been altered and this is especially important for Box, which is used by many companies. Additionally, you’ll be able to send files to box from anywhere you can open files and that’s another nice ability of Android. You can also look forward to new compatibility with third-party apps like QuickOffice Pro.

With Dropbox, SugarSync and Box, the cloud-based storage market is getting quite crowded but Box is able to stand out from the crowd by offering the best features for businesses of all sides. It is facing a lot of challenges though, as the mobile platforms itself are already offering some form of cloud storage. If you want to see how Android, iOS and Windows Phone utilize cloud storage, check out our Cloud Comparision.

Oh yeah, speaking of Box on Android, did any of you get your 50 GB of free storage for an LG phone?

You can download the Box Android app directly from the Android Market here.

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