04
Jul
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Feeling apprehensive about cloud storage with recent goings on? Well, MEGA might be the cloud for you with 50GB of free encrypted space. There's now an easier way to access your cloud storage with the official MEGA Android app. This isn't new per se – MEGA has acquired the top third-party client and made it official.

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The app provides full access to all your encrypted online files, with full support for uploads, camera sync, and more. Here is the current feature list:

  • Browse your MEGA storage account
  • Fast upload and download files from your Android device
  • Camera Sync, upload your photos and videos to MEGA automatically
  • Search for files within your MEGA account
  • Create public link to files in your MEGA account
  • Download
  • Delete files
  • Rename files
  • Move files
  • Create folders
  • New: New design
  • New: Using same thumbnails as mega.co.nz All current thumbnails will be removed. To get thumbnails for your images, just re-download them. All new images will have thumbnails.
  • New: Fixed bug for some devices when default folder for Camera Sync didn't work
  • New: Added option to select absolutely any folder on your device (just press back button a few times)
  • New: Other bug fixes and improvements

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MEGA, the brainchild of MegaUpload's Kim Dotcom, swears up and down it takes privacy seriously. While the future of the service is uncertain given its lineage, 50GB of storage isn't bad.

[Mega via Twitter]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

  • Android Telegraph

    Heh, installed this, went into the Camera Sync option, thought I'd use it as there's 50GB space, then it struck me that "oh no, this is Mega, no idea when it will close down and take all my stuff with it," haha. Guess that warning at the end of the article was a saver for me :P

    • Sven L.

      I don't think anything will happen. At least in the next year.

    • shonangreg

      Mega clearly and repeatedly says not to depend on its servers as sole storage. Your account might get wiped, Mega might get attacked by the NSA, etc. Use them for convenience (and client-side encryption and easy, easy sharing with anyone else with a mega account). Keep mirrors elsewhere. This is true with every file server, though.

    • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

      This was actually the reason I came here to comment, to see if others feared the same outcome might happen.

  • Paul_Werner

    Does anyone know if a cloud storage management app like this:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.srcapps.cloudcube

    that also supports MEGA?

    • MasterMuffin

      read the description, it clearly states that it doesn't

      • Paul_Werner

        Read my question. I clearly was asking to see if anyone knows of a different app that does.

        • MasterMuffin

          Actually, not clearly. You said it so that there are two ways you can understand it and I understood it wrong. "If THERE'S..."

          • z0phi3l

            Not sure your issue, but it was plainly clear what he was asking for, not sure why you have issues with basic English

          • MasterMuffin

            -_- I don't have any issues, his comment had "broken" English and I assumed wrong what he ment...

          • Pedant

            And corrected

            "-_- I don't have any issues. His comment was written in "broken" English and my interpretation of what he meant was incorrect. Looking at your comment, your English isn't perfect either."

  • Sean Lumly

    I hope there's an API that will open Mega storage to 3rd party applications. This sounds like a very good service for redundant file storage, but not as a primary one, given the uncertainty over its lifespan.

    Off topic: For those worried about privacy with more popular services (eg. Google Drive), strong file encryption can eliminate that concern. PGP (or GPG) is quite good at this and is very flexible, though it may be too complex for every-day folk.

    • MasterMuffin

      There are many 3rd party apps (this was one too) so I'm pretty sure there is

    • Chris

      People are scared of privicy with Google drive and yet use an android (made by google!) phone?

      hypocrites...

      • Sean Lumly

        Somewhat. Android source is open, which implies that it can be (and is frequently) audited by impartial 3rd parties for security. This is not the case with either the code, or operating practices surrounding Google Drive.

        In the end Google Drive and Android are extremely different things, despite sharing a single company of origin. For users concerned about security, they should carefully select Android apps with this at the core, likewise, the aforementioned idea of encryption is useful for Google Drive.

  • MasterMuffin

    I knew I chose the best one when I chose this first thing Mega came official. Now this app is official and I'm really happy :)

  • Schmammer

    All Capital Letters In Titles Sometimes Makes Things Hard To Read.

    • Android Telegraph

      yeah, I guess they could keep works like and in lower-case.

    • z0phi3l

      Only simple people have issues with easy things like capital letters

  • Benjamin Pavel

    Interesting that almost every week there is new cloud service available as if we didn't have enough of them already.
    I still rather trust Google Drive and Dropbox.

    • Chris

      Dropbox for me. though my invites and integration with HTC, i got around 29GB of space now. Drop box doesn't bull shit around eirther like Drive does.

      • Benjamin Pavel

        Well i am a Google whore (Google the term) so i always rather choose Google services for my needs.
        And could you please explain by what do you mean Drive bullshits around ? =)

        • Joris Griffioen

          I don't know whether this is what he means, but the Drive client was very unstable for me. A lot of crashes and not being able to handle big changes or big files.

          I can litterally drop a few thousand files into my Dropbox at once and the client would be like "It's sorted bud, anything else?" while the Drive client is crying in a corner.

  • cy_n_ic

    No thanks. Lost too much on the last implosion. I require storage options with longevity

  • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

    Have you guys heard about "Copy"? You get 15 GB out of the box and if you signup via a referral (like this - https://copy.com?r=vw40sD ), you get 5 GB more. Each time you refer someone else, you get another 5 GB and there's no upper limit of how much space you can earn via referral. Is that super cool or what..?

    Again, you can sign up here - https://copy.com?r=vw40sD

  • sounder

    Wish it had full phone backup option.