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Amazon extends its cloud service to mobile

Amazon has expanded its online cloud sharing service to mobile platforms with the release of a dedicated app on iTunes, Android and the Amazon store.

Similar to its rivals, The Cloud Drive app will tailor aspects of its already established service to suit mobile such as automatically uploading photos from smartphones into Cloud Drive. It has been made available on iOS, Android and comes built into Amazon’s Fire Phone.

While Amazon’s entry into the mobile cloud service has long been preceded by Dropbox and Google Drive, it is the cheaper of the options offering unlimited photo storage and 5GB of video space for $11.99 per year and $60 for unlimited storage for both photo and video.

The app uses a similar folder set up already established on the desktop versions which includes folders like pictures, videos and docs. File sharing is available through the app via links which can be made public and shared on social media as well as the option to attachment files through emails. Users will also be able to stream music and videos stored on the app although this is service is basic in comparison to other music streaming services.

The interface and functionality of the app basic in comparison to what Google, Apple and Microsoft offer however Amazon’s expansion of Cloud Drive into mobile is a significant first step which is likely to develop.

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