Samsung has become the latest device maker to have tied up with the cloud storage povide DropBox to offer their customers free cloud storage with a device. This time it is the Galaxy Tab 2 android tablets that are getting all the cloud storage love from DropBox. The Tab 7.0 and the Tab 10.1 are both going to come with 50GB of free cloud storage. This offer is however a timed trial of the DropBox service and it will last for one year from activation. Once that period is over, you will be able to have 2GB for free on the tablets and you can always buy more. Besides, there’s a loyalty clause too.
A 50GB storage comes for $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year, which is something that most home users would not need to buy in to. Howver, it is nice to know that you will be able to test drive that much cloud storage for one whole year before you are asked to decide whether you would like to buy it or not. 2GB is often more than enough for individuals who just want to store important documents and may be some data backups such as keychains.
Once you have exhausted the one year trial, you will be reverted back to the original free plan that is 2GB in size. However, there’s one more provision for Galaxy Tab 2 buyers, should they continue to use the tablet beyond two years. Once you complete two years of usage and enter the third year, DropBox will graciously add more storage space to your account. This will be a 3GB addition that will make your storage capacity go up to 5GB. Of course, many of us would be replacing our old tablets down the line but for many it may become a second tablet (you know, for backup) that also happens to have a 5GB DropBox account.
There’s no information on whether existing DropdBox users will simply have the bonuses added to their accounts or whether they would have to make a new one to link to the Galaxy Tab 2. However, since this is a cloud service we can expect DropBox to automatically adjust space bonuses to existing accounts.
The Galaxy Tab 2 is the second generation Android tablet from Samsung, following the original line of Galaxy Tabs adroid tablets. The new line has better processors, better displays, improved design and most importantly — the Galaxy Tab 2 tablets come with Google’s latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. This version of Android has been especially made for working on bth smartphones and tablets. Previously, Android tablets only had Honeycomb as a dedicated tablet OS but that version did not work on phone. Some manufacturers decided to port the other Android versions to their tablets but it did not have the same usability as Honeycomb. Android 4.0 has finally ensured a united user experience on Android devices.