Today, Amazon announced the availability of a new application for devices powered by Google’s Android operating system, namely Cloud Drive Photos for Android.
Users can download the app to receive access to their photos while on the go straight from the smartphone
or tablet PC in their hands, while also benefiting from Cloud Drive’s 5 GB of free storage, Amazon announced.
Those who would like to enjoy more storage can make purchases for as low as $10 a year for 20GB. The application, however, along with said 5GB of storage, is available for free to all users.
“Customers rely on their mobile devices more and more to capture the memories that matter to them,” said Russell Dicker, director of Cloud Drive.
“They are taking photos at birthday parties, soccer games, and kids’ recitals every day on their Android phones and tablets. The Cloud Drive Photos for Android app makes it simple to save these memories into Cloud Drive and have them automatically available on your Kindle Fire or Android Phone or Tablet.”
The way the app works is very simple. All that users need to do is to press and hold on a photo album on the Android phone
, and then select “Upload to Cloud Drive” to have their photos saved in the cloud.
Some of the main features of Android Cloud Drive include the fast access to photo collections on various devices, including Kindle Fire, Android Phones and tablets, and via web browser, along with the possibility to easily share images with their friends.
Saving photos and albums to the cloud is very simple, not to mention that the application can display photos in a horizontal mosaic or vertical grid view, with optimizations for the screen size of the device.
“Cloud Drive is already integrated into Kindle Fire HD, making it seamless to upload, store and enjoy your entire photo library. With Kindle Fire HD’s high-resolution screen, photos come alive in stunning high-definition, and the mosaic view arranges personal photos beautifully,” Amazon explains.
“Customers can also use their Kindle Fire to view their favorite photos on their TV using HDMI out, which enables you to connect an HDMI cable from your Kindle Fire to any device that has an HDMI port.”
Additional info on the service can be found on this
page at Amazon. The new application is available for download from Softpedia as well, via this link