Friday, November 2, 2012

Amazon introduces Cloud Drive Photos for Android with 5GB of free storage

Amazon's recently announced Cloud Drive Photos for Android application allows users to upload, store, and share photos from their Android phones and tablets. This free app lets users make use of Cloud Drive's 5 GB of free storage and have thousands of their photos in the Amazon Cloud. Additional storage can be purchased for as little as $10 a year for 20GB. The Cloud Drive Photos for Android app is available on the Amazon Appstore or from Google Play, and you can learn more about the app here.

"Customers rely on their mobile devices more and more to capture the memories that matter to them," said Russell Dicker, Director of Cloud Drive. "They are taking photos at birthday parties, soccer games, and kids' recitals every day on their Android phones and tablets. The Cloud Drive Photos for Android app makes it simple to save these memories into Cloud Drive and have them automatically available on your Kindle Fire or Android Phone or Tablet."
Cloud Drive Photos with 5GB of free storage
Cloud Drive Photos with 5GB of free storage

To save your photos from an Android device to Cloud Drive, press and hold down on a photo album on an Android phone and select 'Upload to Cloud Drive' to save existing photos from the device to the Cloud. Amazon Cloud Drive uses the same data storage infrastructure used by Amazon to run its own global network of web sites.

Here is a quick look at the features of Android Cloud Drive Photos:
  • Save your entire photo collection in Cloud Drive and your photos will be available to enjoy on your Kindle Fire, Android Phones and tablets, or with any web browser.
  • You can select photos directly from your Cloud Drive and share them through Facebook, email and many other apps.
  • It's simple to save photos to your Cloud Drive – simply press and hold on a photo or album and select 'Upload to Cloud Drive' to save directly to the Amazon Cloud from your device.
  • Your photos are displayed in a horizontal mosaic or vertical grid view, optimized for the screen size of your Android device.

Amazon states that Cloud Drive is already integrated into the Kindle Fire HD, making it seamless to upload, store and view the entire photo library. The brand states, “With Kindle Fire HD's high-resolution screen, photos come alive in stunning high-definition, and the mosaic view arranges personal photos beautifully. Customers can also use their Kindle Fire to view their favorite photos on their TV using HDMI out, which enables you to connect an HDMI cable from your Kindle Fire to any device that has an HDMI port.”

Learn more about Amazon Cloud Drive here.

Amazon Cloud Drive can be a good alternative for those who have exhausted their storage capacity on their devices and can compete with the likes of FolderSync and Dropbox, both of which are quite popular.

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