Box delivers biggest Android update in four years

Box has updated its Android app for the first time in four years with one of the largest refreshes to the version since its launch back in 2010.

The cloud storage company announced that Box for Android v3.0 has a completely upgraded user interface that brings content to the front and centre with an eye on improving speed and simplicity.

“We believe the new Box for Android provides the best mobile productivity experience on any Android device,” stated a blog post announcing the news.

One of the additions is a “lightning-fast” document previewer that can be used to preview over 100 file types including PowerPoint presentations and other files that can sometimes be tricky to open. As well as this there is a new image gallery that allows users to quickly swipe through previews of photos without having to wait for full-resolution versions to load.

Enhanced productivity with OneCloud is another welcome new addition to the app and when it is installed alongside Box it gives the cloud service an entirely new dimension. A fully native OneCloud app gallery gives Box users the chance to find out apps that are compatible with the file type. This includes Hall’s business messaging application and Documents to Go, which are both now available for Android users of Box.

When it comes to the UI, it has overhauled the entire app so that it has a far more polished feel than before and includes vast changes to menus throughout all parts of the app and information headers on each folder.

Box also announced that it has signed an agreement with LG to supply anyone buying a G-series device with a free 50GB account for one year when they download and log into Box for the first time.