Is it too early to call Samsung’s announcement of the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy Camera as one that most folks who attend this year’s IFA will still be talking about once the event is done? If you still can’t get enough of the dynamic duo, here’s some more news related to the two.
By now, it’s no longer out of the ordinary for manufacturers to bundle their phones with free online storage as a way to lure customers. The Samsung Galaxy S3, for instance, comes with a free 50GB Dropbox cloud storage. So we’re not entirely surprised to see the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy Camera getting the same treatment.
Dropbox has announced that owners of the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy Camera will get to save up to 50GB of data on Dropbox’s server for two years for free. The two devices will also come preloaded with the Dropbox app.
Aside from announcing the freebies, a new Dropbox auto-sync feature for the Galaxy Note 2 has also been introduced. Any photos and videos that the users have on the Gallery application will be automatically synced and stored in Dropbox. We’re not sure if this is something that users can easily turn off, otherwise those who don’t have unlimited data plan may get a heart attack at the end of the month.
Dropbox, a free service that lets you bring your documents, photos and videos everywhere and share them easily, today announced an integration with the recently released Samsung Galaxy Camera and Galaxy Note II. With these integrations, Dropbox users can now enjoy a seamless content syncing experience across all Samsung devices.
Earlier in the year Samsung’s flagship model Galaxy S III as well as the Galaxy tablet range launched with Dropbox embedded. This means when people start their device for the first time they get asked if Dropbox should sync their photos and videos automatically giving the user peace of mind that their precious memories are with them at all times.
“The most important thing to us is to provide our users with the ability to have a seamless experience across the many mobile devices they use and this partnership shows our mutual commitment to offering Samsung users the best possible experience,” said Lars Fjeldsoe-Nielsen, Head of Mobile Business Development at Dropbox. “These integrations with Samsung’s latest Wi-Fi and 4G enabled camera and Galaxy Note II means Dropbox users can rest assured their photos and videos will be with them anytime, anywhere.”
Through these integrations, users will receive Dropbox out-of-the-box on both the Galaxy Camera and Note II. Additionally, for the first time ever, the Galaxy Note II will automatically sync photos and videos stored in Dropbox with the Gallery application. This means that as soon as the Gallery is opened, users will be able to effortlessly access all their photos already stored in their Dropbox. This gives people a personalized experience as soon as they open the photo and video gallery.
People who purchase the new eligible Samsung Galaxy Camera and Galaxy Note II and complete the Dropbox get started guide (dropbox.com/gs) can get 50 GB free space for two years.
Dropbox simplifies millions of people’s lives by letting them bring their docs, photos, and videos anywhere and share them easily. The service has more than 50 million users in over 175 countries. Dropbox was founded in San Francisco in 2007 by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi. For more information, please visit https://www.dropbox.com/press.
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