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You can go ahead and add one more to the list of Honeycomb optimized apps, as cloud storage provider Box pushed out an official build of its app designed for Android 3.x earlier today.

Box is a cloud storage service similar to that of Dropbox, offering full content management and syncing. It seems to be geared more towards business users, as it offers more control over what users can access and edit, as well as integration with popular services like Google Apps and Microsoft Sharepoint.

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The Honeycomb apps takes advantage of the larger screen, allowing you to access your stored files in a familiar and intuitive manner. Other features include:

  • Upload, access and view content on your Honeycomb tablet or Android phone
  • SSO for simple login process
  • Easily share files and folders with links
  • Find files fast with built-in search
  • Save files you create in other Android apps to your Box account

Box has a few different account types, offering everything from a free 5GB plan for one user to an unlimited account for enterprise users. To find out more about available plans and storage, head over to Box.net and have a look around.

[via Phandroid]

Box Achieves Mobile Ubiquity With New Offerings for Every Enterprise on Every Platform

Native Apps for Android Tablet and PlayBook Join an All-New HTML5 Compatible Mobile Browser to Round Out Box's Mobile Strategy

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 11, 2011) - Box today launched three new mobile solutions, with Box for Android Tablet, Box for PlayBook, and an all-new HTML5 compatible mobile browser. Due to escalating mobile adoption in the enterprise, Box has already seen an increase of over six hundred percent in mobile customer implementations within the first seven months of 2011 compared to all of 2010. Box's new solutions answer growing demand for multi-platform support, and reinforce the company's mission to make it easy for today's mobile workers to access and share content from anywhere, on any device.

"Enterprises that are embracing mobility are also having to embrace platform diversity, as employees want to have access to tools and content from the devices of their choice," said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box. "The future of enterprise mobility won't be owned by any one platform, and we're investing aggressively to deliver an unparalleled experience across all devices in a way that platform-committed vendors like Microsoft fundamentally cannot."

According to the August 2011 report by Forrester Research Inc., "The Forrester Wave™: Mobile Collaboration, Q3 2011," in which Box was named a leading mobile collaboration vendor, "We now live and always will live in a multi-device world, where companies and consumers choose different smartphone and tablet platforms and expect to get apps on all of them. This means that companies need vendors that already support the most important mobile platforms: iOS, Android, and RIM, as well as Windows and Macintosh computers and the common browsers."

Today's announcement includes Box for Android tablet and Box for PlayBook, both providing simple and secure collaboration and content sharing for Honeycomb and RIM platforms. These new mobile offerings join Box's apps for iPad and TouchPad, rounding out the company's tablet app lineup. Additionally, to ensure that every user has an unparalleled Box experience on any device, Box launched a rebuilt version of m.box.net, its mobile web offering. The new m.box.net site leverages HTML5 features to enable users to easily view files and folders as well as directly add comments, share new content and search throughout their entire account quickly on any device.

Companies such as Pandora, TaylorMade, Clear Channel and Six Flags are successfully building collaborative mobile workforces and realizing the benefits of Box's mobile solution. To date, downloads of Box's native apps total approximately 400,000 for iOS and 100,000 for Android.

To learn more about Box for Android, Box for PlayBook or m.box.net, please visit www.box.net/mobile or join our upcoming customer conference at www.box.net/boxworks.

To read about Box's placement in The Forrester Wave™ report, please visit www.box.net/forresterwave.

Cameron Summerson
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  • http://www.steveedson.co.uk SteveEdson

    Looks good but I already use dropbox and i'm happy with it. I hope this pushes dropbox to bring out a tablet optimised app though

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