Nov 30 AT 12:28 PM Anthony Domanico 51 Comments

Box offers 50 GB free storage for LG, Sony Ericsson Android owners

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It’s a good time to be an Android user, at least if you own one of LG‘s or Sony Ericsson‘s Android phones. Box is partnering with both these companies to offer a whopping 50 GB of cloud storage to individuals who own any of their Android devices. This level of storage trounces the 5 GB that HTC is currently offering to its Android users, though we expect HTC is already working with Box to up their free storage level.

LG will be the first of the two companies to offer the free 50 GB of lifetime cloud storage. Users will be able to access this storage deal effective today. Sony Ericsson will make this available to their Xperia customers very soon, probably by the end of 2011.

For those unfamiliar with Box, it’s a cloud-based storage system that allows users to access files they’ve uploaded and/or linked to the cloud from any device that has access to the internet. Personally, services such as Box have been invaluable to me to access my music, movies and documents on my Android phone and tablet when I didn’t want to lug one of my laptops around.

If you own an LG or Sony Ericsson smartphone, you simply ought to head over to the Android Market and download the Box application. Once you set up an account on your LG smartphone, you should have access to their 50 GB storage level for free. Over the next few weeks, Sony Ericsson Xperia owners should see this benefit as well.


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LG-Box Partnership Brings 50GB of Free Lifetime Storage in the Cloud to All LG Android Mobile Devices

Users of LG Android Mobile Handsets Are First to Receive 50 GB of Free Cloud Storage and Enterprise-Grade Security with Box for Android to Enhance their Enterprise Mobile Experience

SAN DIEGO and PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 30, 2011- LG Electronics Inc. (LG), a global technological force in mobile communications and Box, a leading cloud content management provider, today announced that LG would be the first handset maker to offer 50GB of free cloud storage via Box for Android on all LG Android mobile devices. LG users who sign up for an account with Box through their LG Android mobile devices between November 30, 2011 and March 31, 2012 will enjoy the benefits of free, secure cloud storage and sharing for the lifetime of the account.

“With 50GB of free cloud storage from Box combined with world-class LG Android mobile devices, LG users are provided with cloud computing capabilities to support secure content management, collaboration and productivity on the move,” said Ki S. Kim, corporate vice president and head of Global Enterprise Mobility Solutions (B2B) at LG Electronics. “We will continue to set the standard in the enterprise mobility space by introducing innovative, cutting-edge solutions to enhance the mobile experience of enterprise users.”

“Android mobile adoption is growing at an unprecedented rate and by working with LG, we are bringing the full power of the cloud to those users,” said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box. “To take full advantage of mobile computing, it is essential that users never have to worry about storage limitations, and we believe that LG’s efforts combined with the capabilities of Box will be a turning point for both the mobile device and cloud storage categories.”

According to a recent Gartner report, the Android operating system accounted for 52.5 percent of smartphone sales to end users in the third quarter of 2011, more than doubling its market share from the third quarter of 2010. LG, as one of the worldwide leaders in mobile, has released a line of sleek and powerful Android devices this year including the Revolution 4G LTE, Thrill 4G, Marquee and most recently, DoublePlay.

This joint storage offering culminates from LG’s efforts in establishing a solid portfolio of enterprise mobility solution offerings through a robust partner ecosystem. It complements LG’s current suite of solutions encompassed within four major categories — mobile device management and security, mobile virtualization, unified communications and cloud computing. As a leading player in the B2B enterprise sphere, LG has gained industry recognition for its manufacturing expertise and integration of mobility solutions into smartphones. Just recently, the Revolutionâ„¢ by LG with VMware Horizon Mobileâ„¢ — the world’s first LTE 4G dual-persona smartphone — was announced as an Honoree of the International CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Awards.

With secure file sharing and storage from Box, LG is poised to support users’ demands for access to content from their mobile devices in both their personal and professional lives. Today, Box helps more than seven million individuals and 100,000 businesses, including 82 percent of the Fortune 500, share and manage all their content in the cloud and from mobile devices. Now, LG device owners will realize the full benefits of the Box platform, leveraging the Box app to:

  • Manage an immense amount of content in the cloud with 50GB of free storage, the equivalent of approximately 50,000 docs, photos and presentations.
  • View, upload and share all types of content from anywhere.
  • Leverage Box’s open platform to securely access and share information across devices and applications with extreme ease.

Details and Availability

The Box for Android 50GB promotion is applicable to Android OS 2.1 or above with display resolution 320×480 or higher. The promotion is available in the U.S. starting November 30, 2011 and concluding on March 31, 2012.

For more information on LG’s Enterprise Mobility Solutions, please visit

For more information on the Gartner report, “Market Share: Mobile Communication Devices by Region and Country, 3Q11,” please visit Gartner’s website at

About LG Electronics, Inc.

LG Electronics, Inc. (kse:066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 93,000 people working in over 120 operations around the world. With 2010 global sales of 55.8 trillion Korean won (USD 48.2 billion), LG comprises four business units – Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, and Air Conditioning & Energy Solutions. LG is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines, and refrigerators. LG has signed a long-term agreement to become both a Global Partner and a Technology Partner of Formula 1(TM). As part of this top-level association, LG acquires exclusive designations and marketing rights as the official consumer electronics, mobile phone and data processor of this global sporting event. For more information, please

About LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company

The LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is a leading global mobile communications and information company. With its cutting-edge technology and innovative design capabilities, LG creates handsets that provide an optimized mobile experience to customers around the world. LG is pursuing convergence technology and mobile computing products, while continuing its leadership role in mobile communication with stylish designs and smart technology. For more information, please visit

About Box

Founded in 2005, Box provides a secure content sharing platform that both users and IT love and adopt. Content on Box can be shared internally and externally, accessed through iPad, iPhone, Android, TouchPad and PlayBook applications, and extended to partner applications such as Google Apps, NetSuite and Salesforce. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Box is a privately held company and is backed by venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Emergence Capital Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, Scale Venture Partners, and U.S. Venture Partners. To learn more about Box, please visit

Via: Into Mobile

Source: Engadget

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  • AsakuraZero

    linked to the clout <= cloud


    damn no samsung love =O just when i go to samsung my xperia get some loving sad panda


    cool… i got my 50gb by getting a touchpad.. have since sold the tp and still have the 50gb.. buahahahahaha

    • stenzor

      for life? man that’s a good deal

      • Anthony Domanico

        Yeah, this would be a free 50Gb for life.

        • stenzor

          I guess in like 5 years we’ll laugh at that number since it will be able to only fit a couple Word documents

          • Anthony Domanico

            my thoughts exactly.

  • james bricknell

    Still wont make me get a crappy sony though..

  • rantmo

    Hey, why the hell not? I love free stuff! Plus it’s an upside to owning a g2x!

    • erikiksaz

      Hah, one of the few up sides :) Oh well, 50gigs is still 50gigs.

  • ranwanimator

    On a completely unrelated note how does “Box” not incur trademark infringement on “Dropbox?” It’s the same service and a name close enough to cause confusion between the two.

    I wonder if when HTC gets in on the deal it’ll work on my old G1. I’d probably sign up if it did.

    • Sathariel

      According to wikipedia, Box was founded n 2005 and DropBox was launched in 2008 so it’d be the other way around.

    • Bruce

      Well, that’s because started the service in 2005 and started in 2009.

  • thekaz

    so.. is this supposed to make me not choose a Nexus, Razr or Rezound? (okay, the Rezound’ll give me 5, but…)

    • Anthony Domanico

      haha…there are other solutions out there. Several cost money though.

  • abhijeets06

    WHY LG or Sony Ericsson‘s Android phones ???? NO SAMSUNG

  • BigCiX

    Might just take advantage of that deal.

  • Sathariel

    Got this for my G2X. Just a word for those who are used to DropBox like me, does offer a desktop client but only for business and enterprise customers. But since the API is open source there’s third party client available.

  • OutofPlace

    Nice! I’ve nagged pretty much all of my friends with Dropbox referrals and topped out at 7gb there. I use that a lot for work so it’ll be nice to separate the work from the personal. 50gb is far more storage than I need, but as the saying goes: if it’s free it’s for me!

    Any Box users out there with opinions about the service and/or the app?

    • mlcottingham

      I haven’t used it in a while, but I was unimpressed when I used it 3 years ago. At that time, I thought the user interface was down right hostile. Conversely, got DropBox about a year ago… and it was so easy to use that (a) actually paid to increase my space and (b) was able to coach my MOM to use it in no time.

  • tengo

    Awesome! Thanks for this article. I just got my (much needed) 50GB!

  • Chuxter

    So what happens to this Cloud storage if I get a new phone that isn’t LG or Sony?! The article says “Lifetime storage”, but it doesn’t indicate whether or not it continues once you switch phones. Could someone please clarify?

    • eric

      Yeah… What he said…

  • tengo

    Awesome! Thanks for this post…. I just got my (much needed) 50GB!

  • Shadowlore

    Suspect they’re going to get around to offering 50GB to everyone eventually. iOS users were granted this about a month back as well, then HTC.. now LG and Sony? Only waiting to see them offer it for Samsung and Motorola as well now.

  • aj

    Almost makes me wish that i had a lg or sonu erricson phone. NOTTT!!!!! nah no hate but i dont that much space. Google music and amazon provide with enough cloud space

  • thaghost

    This is the first time in my seven months of being a LG customer (g2x) that i am pleased with anything they have done.

  • ilmma27

    It’s similar with dropbox, right? I’m a HTC user and I might migrate to this if I eventually can get 50 gigs of free storage for life from HTC. sweet!

  • ndub21

    How come SAMSUNG owners never get any of this love?

  • spintrex

    Bah what a tease for my GSII, hopefully the future holds something similar for samsung owners how about 150 gb FOR LIFE>!>!

  • Mighty_O

    I want some free gigs of free space!

  • squide

    Sweet got 50 GB for my G2x

  • Macoi

    wow. thanks LG?!?!
    now hurry with the GB update! xD

  • Minesh Rai

    Box will provide 50GB of free cloud storage to LG Android smartphones…….waiting for my HTC EVO 3D………..

  • Azam

    is this available in US market only? Android Central said so…

  • nik

    Always have your stuff when you need it with @Dropbox. 2GB account is free!

  • Futureboy

    Bah! When is Google going to pony up 100GB of cloud storage for Nexus owners?

  • codemonkey19

    Does anyone know if the HTC Nexus One would qualify for the Box offer?

  • SLC75

    This excites me….maybe more if it said HTC :)

  • ccn_cristi

    Yay ! :D No longer a perk just for the Apple devices!
    Keep it going!

  • blaseb

    Great hookup!

  • zodiac38

    does this also apply with the sony tablet s?

  • phaet2112

    This is the kind of differentiation that makes handset makers attractive

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  • Crash27

    Just signed up on my Xperia Play, Only have 5GB, have to wait for the other 45GB for a bit….

  • Danthes24

    I have tested and now i have 50GB on Box on my LG Optimus 2x…very nice

  • wombas

    Does anyone know when a se comes on board. Also Havre you seen their nozomi. awesome

  • Albert Altman

    I was happy to hear about this since I have an LG 2x device.
    but there is no good PC client for it and its limited to 100mb files. very disappointing.
    I think ill stick with my Dropbox account instead.

  • theicebergx

    I got my free 50 gigs :-)

    • crocobaurul

      And what are going to do with them? :D

  • horizontica

    EPIC, Just got my 50GB with my Samsung GS with this.

    Note: Link available to ten users. ;)