Box for Android 2.0 hits the Google Play Store

November 15, 2012
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    It would seem that Dropbox is the heavy hitter when it comes to cloud storage services, but with its newly updated Android app, competitor Box might soon be closing the gap.

    Box for Android 2.0 brings quite a few new features; some would seem to be playing catch up with the Dropbox app, and others seem to be features that are exclusive to box. One of the more interesting features is the new document preview feature. This allows Box for Android to display over 75 file types directly, without the need for an external app.

    Another cool feature in Box for Android 2.0 is the new transfer manager, which is accessed by swiping up from the bottom of the screen. Much like a download manager, the transfer manager allows users to cancel and retry transfers. The transfer manager can also apparently fix issues in completed transfers, but Box hasn’t provided many details on what exactly this means.

    Other features include bug fixes, performance enhancements, an overhauled user interface, support for offline folders and the option to open Box email links within the Box for Android app rather than the browser. If you don’t have it installed and would like to try it out, Box for Android is a free download in the Google Play Store.

    Are you a Box user, or have you decided to try the service out because of its updated Android app? What do you think of the update so far?

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