Dropbox drops new Android app preview; delivers ICS support, bulk uploads and more

Dropbox drops new Android app preview; delivers ICS support, bulk uploads and more

Dropbox might be the darling of the cloud file storage industry currently but that doesn’t mean the company is resting on its laurels, after it announced yesterday that its new Android application will ship with Ice Cream Sandwich support and a number of other useful features.

The good news doesn’t stop there, the Dropbox team are making available preview builds of the Android application as they go, with the latest iteration containing fixes for “a bunch of bugs”, additional language support and Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) optimisation.

Droid-Life shares screenshots of the new design and upload features:


Dropbox has given its Android app a complete overhaul, introducing a new user interface and incorporating an impressive array of new features, including:

  • Favorites: quick offline access to files
  • Bulk upload photos and videos
  • An option to rename files and folders
  • Single-tap access to all file and folder actions
  • Improved gallery view
  • Upload from and export to local storage
  • Numerous bug fixes and stability improvements

The updated application isn’t yet available on the Android Market but has been shared by the Dropbox team on its forums. If you want to test the new app before it is available on general release, you can download the APK here.

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