Samsung and Dropbox take their relationship one step ahead. Dropbox, one of the main cloud storage services, announced deep integration with several Samsung’s Android smartphones, as well as Samsung’s Galaxy Camera and Smart TVs. Of course we expect the same integration of the cloud storage service to be available on the upcoming Galaxy S4.
Dropbox is available natively on the Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, and Samsung Galaxy Camera. Users configuring the devices will be offered free 50GB of capacity when they activate Dropbox, according to Lars Fjeldsoe-Nielsen, head of mobile business development. Dropbox’s new file-sharing capabilities leave a thumbnail of the original photo or video content on secondary device that are also Dropbox enabled. The actual content will not download until a user clicks on the thumbnail.
The Smart TV integration will rely on AllShare Play, which will allow these TV’s to view Dropbox content easily. Seeing cloud content on connected TV’s is a great idea and removes the need for external storage.
However, this integration will not be exclusive to Samsung. Any Android device can use the Dropbox app. But having it out of the box, and working well with Samsung’s own DLNA apps, will provide a better customer experience for Samsung users and will introduce Dropbox to more people. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.