Dropbox is an outstanding cloud-based application. The service keeps your files synced across all of your difference devices. Not only that, but Dropbox serves well as a backup service too. Samsung liked what the company was doing and began integrating the software when they released the widely popular Samsung Galaxy S III and gave users a free 50GBs to start out with.
Just yesterday Dropbox announced a stronger partnership with the Korean tech giant by adding Dropbox integration into future Samsung devices. Not just smartphones, but smart cameras and computers too. Dropbox said that this integration will begin two months from now in March 2013. This makes me very curious as to how this will tie in with Samsung’s announcements at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February. There’s no doubt that Samsung would leave out the mention of their stronger partnership with Dropbox.
I’m speculating here, but SwiftKey recently announced via email that they are “working with some really big companies to bring the power of SwiftKey to new device owners, straight out of the box.” Since Samsung has a strong partnership with Dropbox, it would not be a far-fetched idea if Samsung is or will be partnering with SwiftKey. It would make sense, as Samsung’s own predictive keyboard is not nearly as good as SwiftKey’s.
If you’re a Dropbox user and a Samsung-lover, now might be the time to think about what Samsung device you’ll be getting next! Who doesn’t love complimentary Dropbox storage space?!
Dropbox to be embedded on new Samsung GALAXY Grand and Samsung SMART CAMERAs
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – January 7, 2013 – Dropbox, a free service that lets you bring your documents, photos and videos everywhere and share them easily, today announced a deep integration with several new Samsung devices, including the upcoming Samsung GALAXY Grand smartphone and SMART CAMERAs .
This marks the next step in the partnership between Dropbox and Samsung, which began in 2012 with Dropbox integrations on the Samsung devices, including Samsung GALAXY S III, Samsung GALAXY Note II, and Samsung GALAXY Camera.
“Dropbox and Samsung share a common goal when it comes to connectivity across devices. We believe that the things that matter most to people should be accessible at all times,” said Lars Fjeldsoe-Nielsen, Head of Mobile Business Development at Dropbox. “Extending our successful relationship with Samsung from mobile phones to cameras gives users more opportunities to access and share photos, videos and documents, regardless of what device they are on.”
Beginning in March 2013, Dropbox will also be integrated on Samsung PCs and a number of Samsung SMART CAMERAs being released throughout 2013.
The GALAXY Note II was the first Samsung device to launch with Dropbox deeply integrated in the photo and video gallery. Every photo or video users take on their Samsung device will be automatically uploaded to their Dropbox folder. This eliminates the need to hook up cables or remove SD cards to transfer photos to a PC, making it even easier to access and share content across devices and furthering Dropbox’s mission of simplifying people’s lives.