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This isn't the first time that Dropbox has released beta versions of its Android app to the public, but it looks like in addition to all their other aspirations as of late, they've created a dedicated beta channel for the Android app. Adventurous users can download the latest Dropbox beta from the forums, then check the settings section of the app for the "early releases" option to get future updates. Non-Play Store downloads will have this option enabled by default.

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As for what's new in this release, the standard UI tweaks and bug fixes are present, along with the ability to share or delete multiple photos at once. You can also create photo albums and share them as you like. If you're feeling meta, you can even send the APK from the Dropbox forums to your Dropbox, then install it on your device. Go ahead and get your Xzibit jokes out of the way now.

Dropbox Forums - Android Experimental Forum Build -

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • nsnsmj

    I just wish I could swipe between tabs like in some other Holo apps.

  • JG

    I'd really like to see the "Save To Dropbox" option used elsewhere... If I come across something I want to download while I'm out, but don't want to waste the bandwidth downloading it over my mobile connection, or use the limited space on my phone (since Google doesn't want to confuse me with an SD card) I simply select Save To Dropbox Account option. A few moments later my phone/tablet beeps to let me know whatever file is safely stored in my account and is already downloading to my desktop so it'll be ready & waiting for when I get home...

    • Freak4Dell

      That's a really good idea, and it would really help push forward the move to cloud storage.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=667020551 Jose Torres

    Yo dawg, i heard you like dropbox...

  • http://dennisbareis.com/ Dennis Bareis

    I wish dropbox could keep at least selected files in sync!

    • epsiblivion

      you can already do this via favorites

      • http://dennisbareis.com/ Dennis Bareis

        No you can't, you have to open dropbox and open the folder containing a favorite or open favourites. They are otherwise not kept in sync at all.

  • Paul Faraday

    I don't really use dropbox but thought I'd update through the email the sent out. Logged in and gave me an extra 48GB for 24 months. That'll come in handy. I'll start using it now.

    • JG

      Nice.... Would you be using a Galaxy S3 or a One X by any chance? If I'm not mistaken one (or both?) of those are set to give you 50GBs (2GB free account + 48GB bonus space) account for using their phone.... If it was something else, you really need to figure out what you did so others can replicate it.... Wouldn't mind getting an extra 48GBs myself :D

  • Carlos

    I'm only waiting for a thing: being able to favourite a folder!!!

  • Castillodegredos

    Every new dropbox release just makes me frustrated. Why cant we have a "mobile sync" folder? Why cant we select "export folder to sd"? This is bullshit.

  • Aegeuss

    What I most want to see on Dropbox on my Note 2 is the ability to sort files in a crowded folder esp. as to size, date etc. Otherwise it's very hard to use it as an office supporter.