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Box for Android Sees Major Update to 3.0 – Partners With LG for Free 50GB Promo

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Box, one of the most robust cloud storage options available, received a major update on Android today to version 3.0. The update is being called “one of the biggest updates” ever for the company, because it introduces an overhauled UI, new image gallery, fully native OneCloud, two new languages, and added security.

Beyond the big update, Box is also announcing a new partnership with LG. In this new deal, Box is handing out 50GB of free storage (for a year) to anyone who owns an LG G-series device. All you need to do is login to the Box app from your LG G-series device and the storage is yours. Again, only for one year. 

The app is live on Google Play now, for free. Feel free to grab it

What’s New

  • An overhauled, polished UI
  • A new image gallery, with a lightning-fast document previewer (allows even historically difficult file types, like PowerPoint, to render perfectly)
  • A fully native OneCloud app gallery (sign contracts, annotate reports, e-fax spreadsheets—right from Box; also, when you preview a file, easily see which apps are compatible with that file type)
  • Two new languages (26 total)
  • MobileIron Android App GA (for added security)

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Via: Box
  • Weng

    I got the upgrade a few days ago and the way i remember it was 50gb storage for life. So the new promo with 1 yr limit only applies for those who registered starting may 20 onwards is this correct? May 20 is when they made the changes on the promo.

  • azsxdc

    50GB of free space is nice but you’re hugely limited by the 250mb limit on individual files. Dropbox and Google Drive impose no limit on even their free accounts while Box’s paid accounts max out at 5GB per file. I got 50GB free with my phone and I hardly use it.

    • michael arazan

      I use my box free 50 gb x 2 just for pictures only and my drive account for all the hd videos. since 10 minutes of 1080 is 1 gb and 20 minutes of 720 is 1 gb. I don’t get why box limits the uploads, when every other cloud storage doesn’t., db, drive, MS one drive, all unlimited.

  • Chase Chick

    Any word on a hack app like came out with the Sony a couple years back? I’d like to get an extra 50 gigs

  • Keith Taylor

    Got 50 about 2 years ago lifetime.

  • XboxOne

    Even the LG Optimus G?

  • AnthonyMoya

    I got the free 50 GB when I got the HP Touchpad and fortunately it was for life. I somehow got another free 50 GB and now have 100 GB free from them. I think I got the other 50 when I got my HTC One but not sure. Not sure how it happened but I’m not complaining lol

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    awhile back i entered in some cheat code for 50gb free storage on Box, without expiration. I got the 3.0 app but not another 50gb. I’m on a custom rom so i’m sure thats what it is.

  • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

    Just get a NAS and build your own cloud :)

  • Rowan Roy

    I also use dropbox but now I love it very much http://bit.ly/1giOsmK

  • anon

    This promo has been active for awhile but it was 50GB for free for life. Idk about the 1 year mark. Also it works with ANY LG device. Go to a store make your account then log out lol.

  • Detonation

    Already had 50GB from the HP Touchpad offer a few years ago that I guess doesn’t expire. Just installed and logged in from my G2 and didn’t see any notification or increase in space.

    • JSo

      Hp TouchPad FTW

    • Keith Taylor

      I got a touchpad, don’t remember that offer

  • Guy Pierce

    Yet another reason to love my G2!

  • A WOMAN ON MENOPAUSE

    I use dropbox….. my EVO LTE 23GB promo ends soon, but i still have lots of space due to invites and the google drive storage from my m8….. and the 128GB card and 32GB internal…. I’ll have lots of space…

  • Droid Ronin

    I wonder if the Nexus 4 or 5 qualifies for the 50 GB promo.

    • A WOMAN ON MENOPAUSE

      as the article states:

      “Beyond the big update, Box is also announcing a new partnership with LG. In this new deal, Box is handing out 50GB of free storage (for a year) to anyone who owns an LG G-series device. All you need to do is login to the Box app from your LG G-series device and the storage is yours. Again, only for one year”

    • anon

      It does for the 5. Its an LG. Atleast when I did it last year. I never heard of the promo changing.