Running out of room with your paltry 2GB free space on Dropbox? Fear not. If you don't mind jumping platforms to Box on Android you can nab a humongous 50GB online for nix.
Online storage provider Box
updated its Android app overnight with a bunch of new collaboration features and a tantalising promotional offer to draw new users to the service: simply log into your Box account (or register a new one) via the Android app and you'll receive a free 50GB of cloud storage on the platform.
Box for Android is available here
. Once you've downloaded it to your Android smartphone or tablet (the app itself is free) just sign into your Box account (or create a new account from within the app) and you're set to go with your capacious new 50GB, which can subsequently be accessed from notebooks, desktops and iOS devices in addition to your Android.
You'll be required to authorise app access to your device's contacts, but Box claims contacts aren't stored in any way on Box servers (a sore point with users since recent privacy muckups dissected in the tech media, most notably involving social journal app Path a little over a week ago); rather, the contacts data is utilised within the Box app itself for personal sharing and inviting collaborators to your files.
One limitation of Box is that file uploads in the free service are limited to 100MB (and this has actually just been increased too). If you can't live with that restriction due to the nature of your data, the free Box offering isn't for you, but larger file sizes can be enabled at cost, as can larger storage amounts (up to 1TB for business users and unlimited for enterprise accounts). But don't delay, folks. The 50GB promo offer is only available until March 23.