Four months after overhauling its iOS app, Box has rolled out a major update for its Android app completely revamping it with focus on images and documents.
The updated Box app for Android (version 3.0), available for download in Google Playstore, includes a redesigned user interface, image gallery improvements, minimalist controls and a high-speed previewer.
“Available for download today, Box for Android v3.0 sports an overhauled interface that puts your content front and center. Built for speed and simplicity, we believe the new Box for Android provides the best mobile productivity experience on any Android device,” stated Simon Tan on the Box official blog post.
The cloud storage service has improved the gallery viewing section with “lightning-fast document previewer” that supports more than 100 file types, along with page thumbnails, grid views, and full text search inside files. The updated app features a new swipe-style menu along with information header for each folder.
Box has also partnered with LG, to be pre-loaded in the LG’s range of G-series handsets. The company is also offering LG G-series customers with 50GB of free cloud storage for a period of one year. The free storage offer is currently limited to the US, South Korea, and Western Europe regions.
“Mobility and the cloud are revolutionizing the way businesses and individuals connect, collaborate and stay productive,” said Ramchan Woo, Director of Product Planning at LG Mobile of LG.
“We’re incredibly excited to partner with Box and offer our customers a simple, yet powerful solution for sharing and accessing content from LG smartphones and tablets wherever work may take them.”
The new Box app also supports 2 new languages – Polish and Turkish, taking the total number of supported languages on the Android app to 26. The app also hosts a native OneCloud app gallery, enabling users to “easily see which apps are compatible with that file type.” Box has also extended its MobileIron AppContent support for Android users.