Box launches revamped Android app and expanded partnership with LG

A few months ago Box launched a polished new version of its app for iPhone and iPad. This week was the encore performance, with the release of Box for Android 3.0.

While there are still small differences in form and function between different platforms, one of the things that makes Box such a great service is that you can access and work with your data, and share it with others from virtually any operating system or device.

I wrote about the new Box for Android app–and the new partnership and marketing campaign with Android device maker LG–for PCWorld:

Box is at it again. Earlier this year the cloud service released an overhauled Box app for iOS, and today it’s launching its similarly redesigned Android app. Box also announced an expanded partnership with LG.

Box touts Box for Android 3.0 as one of the biggest updates for the app since it was originally introduced in 2010. The fundamental goal seems to have been to simplify the Box for Android experience, making it easier and faster for users to find and use the data they need.

The document previewer in Box for Android 3.0 includes support for more than 100 file types, including Microsoft Office formats, and allows users to add comments files, search document text, and present PowerPoint decks from within the app. Box also developed a new image gallery that lets you zip through photos without having to wait for the full resolution versions to load.

The redesigned app also makes it easier to find and use apps from its OneCloud ecosystem. When you preview a file, the OneCloud gallery lets you see which apps on your Android device are compatible with that file type. Box has added a couple of apps to the OneCloud directory, as well: Documents to Go, a popular editing suite for Microsoft Office files, and Hall, a business messaging application…

You can also check out this YouTube video from Box showcasing the new app:

For more, read my complete article at PCWorld by clicking here: Box launches revamped Android app and expanded partnership with LG.

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