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Kim Dotcom launches an Android app for Mega

Other operating systems to follow
Fri Jul 05 2013, 16:10

CLOUD STORAGE MAGNATE Kim Dotcom has rolled out an Android app to support his Mega data storage service.

Launched by Dotcom earlier this year, Mega is a response to the reaction that his Megaupload venture received.

That reaction was to be raided, shut down, and thrown into the courts. Dotcom's Mega offers a similar but different storage proposition, one where the content and what content it is has nothing whatsoever to do with the host.

So far so good. People were swayed by the free storage at launch, and Kim Dotcom's reputation has been strengthened by a string of legal victories in the course of the past year.

The Mega app for Android is free and available now.

"The Mega App for Android is a native Android interface to the Mega service," reads the app's description in the Google Play store. "It allows you to browse your files, upload and download, search and more."

The full list of features includes the obvious access to a Mega account and the ability to browse through your files.

You can use the app to administer your account, and search and upload to it. You can also create links for sharing your content, move files, and sync camera photos.

Although there is only an Android version available at present, a couple of other versions will follow. "Our iOS app and Windows sync client are currently in the final stages of development and will follow suit," said Mega in a blog post.

So far the Android app has an average score of 4.3 out of five. µ


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