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Dropbox release new beta, adds Nexus 7 support

by On August 16, 2012

Dropbox has been around for quite a while now and has proved to be a very popular app. It is available to download for free from the Google Play Store and comes with 2GB of online storage as standard. There are a few ways to increase your storage space, such as referring friends or automatically uploading photos and videos taken from your phone straight to Dropbox – which is a great way to back up your snapshots should anything ever happen to your beloved smartphone. As well as being available to download for free from the Google Play Store, Dropbox also release beta versions of the Android application on their forums. In the past, we’ve seen Dropbox release the beta which included the new feature of automatic uploads, before releasing it to the masses. Their latest beta version of Dropbox again has more features than is currently available on the stable release version on the Play Store. First up and perhaps one of the most important new features is support for Google’s own Android powered tablet, the Nexus 7 which was released last month. Video files will now have thumbnails so you can see the small preview image before downloading the file. Dropbox have also improved video play back, specifically for smartphones and tablets running Android Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean. Another nifty feature that has been included in the update is the ability to open files from Dropbox directly into other apps. As it stands at the moment with the version available on the Google Play Store, you need to export most files before being able to open them in their respective Android app. As well as the new features, various bugs have been fixed in the latest version of Dropbox. You can go ahead and download the Dropbox beta from Dropbox.com by scanning the QR code below with your Android smartphone or tablet.

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