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Last Updated: August 1st, 2012

Good news for owners of LG Android devices as they have partnered with popular cloud storage provider Box to offer 50GB free storage for personal accounts.

If you wish to claim the 50GB of free storage, simply download the free Box Android app and login before March 31, 2012. The promotion is valid on all LG phones and tablets in the US running Android 2.1 and above. Once claimed, your account will have 50GB of free, secure file storage and sharing forever.

Offering free cloud based storage seems to have become a trend for device manufacturers, as HTC recently partnered with Dropbox to offer 5GB of free storage on all Sense 3.5 handsets.

If you were salivating at the chance to pick up the speedy dual-core LG Nitro HD, the free 50GB storage from Box.net may help sweeten the deal.

Press release:

We want to make it incredibly easy for you to share, manage and access important content from absolutely anywhere. And to ensure that storage limitations never get in the way of your sharing, we’re excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with LG to offer free 50GB Box Personal accounts on all LG phones and tablets running Android OS 2.1 and above.

This announcement comes at an exciting time: Android continues to gain massive traction in the marketplace, with Gartner reporting that 52.5% of smartphone sales in Q3 2011 were Android devices. That’s more than double the same quarter of 2010.

Want to claim your Box 50GB? Just log into Box for Android on your device before March 31, 2012. If you don’t have a Box account yet, be sure to download the app on your LG Android phone or tablet. You’ll have 50GB of free, secure file storage and sharing for the life of your account.

And to help you work smarter from the road with all that extra space, we’ve also released a new version of Box for Android that includes several highly requested features. First, we added the ability to download files from Box to your device. This feature is important for sales reps and project managers that need access to key documents from the road.

In addition, we added offline mode, which lets you access those downloaded files from your Box account even when you’re not connected to the Internet. This makes it possible to stay productive when you don’t have a connection, whether you’re in Box or other Android apps like Astro or Quickoffice.

It’s now easier to get files, videos and photos into your Box account with the new bulk upload capability – a big time saver when you’re backing up a lot of content from your phone or tablet. To round it all out, there’s an updated UI, so you’ll notice the app is easier to navigate for faster access to your files.

Download Box for Android now in the Android Market to get your free 50GB if you’re on an LG device. Help others claim their free 50GBs too by tweeting this post and using #Box50GB!

P.S. Don’t have an LG Device? Check out this post to learn more about our current promotions and what we have planned for the future.

[Source: Box.net via AndroidGuys]

Abhiroop Basu
Abhiroop Basu is an opinionated tech and digital media blogger. As a doe-eyed twenty-something he started his first blog TechComet to comment on anything tech-related that caught his omniscient eye. Since then he has blogged for Android Police, Make Tech Easier, and This Green Machine. In the real world, Abhiroop Basu is a resident of Singapore and the Editor of The Digit, a subsidiary of The Potato Productions Group.

  • Force

    Well, with apps like MarketEnabler it would be possible to fake the location, would it be possible as well to fake the Device Manufator?
    Just thinking, not that I actually would do it, as I am happy with Dropbox x)

  • benjymous

    Presumably you could change your password to something simple, ask a friend with an LG phone to sign in on your behalf from their phone, then just change your password back again, unless there's some limit of one 50gb deal per LG phone.

  • fat fred

    I'm outside US. Living in Europe but still got my free 50GB. Nice.

  • wes

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1372055

    I've edited my xoom build.prop and have recieved the 50gb promo.

    • Jon

      Galaxy S2. I'm surprised how easily this worked. Edited the build.prop as directed, rebooted and installed the app. Received the welcome 50gb after registering (didn't use this service before). I live in Hong Kong.

      • wes

        Glad to help. It is surprisingly easy isn't it.

  • http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1413382 redphx

    How to upgrade to 50GB of storage without rooting your phone: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1413382

  • Execution

    There are few ways to Sync with PC. You can use SocialFolders for freww with 2000file / month limit or if you sign up from this link https://socialfolders.me/r/1voj6 we both will get addional 1000 files/month. For me that's plenty. :) With this feature I love it more than dropbox :)