If you've ever wanted cloud storage that you don't have to pay for each month, well, you have had no shortage of options for years. But here's another one. Lenovo has launched an Android app that taps into its new Beacon storage device. This way it can serve files to your Android phone or tablet alongside your TV and other electronics.
Android devices actually get a better deal than TVs, which must be physically tethered to the Beacon using an HDMI cable. Handsets can pull the data down from anywhere, including outside of the house. The catch is that you need to have the Windows Beacon software installed to manage access permissions. Depending on what your home setup is like, that catch could be quite the deal breaker.
The Lenovo Beacon is powered by an Intel Atom processor and supports up to 6TB of space (which you have to supply yourself via the two offered USB ports). The media center portion of it uses XBMC. It's still finding its way into stores, but you can get more information at Lenovo's site below.