Amazon Cloud Drive Photos Offers 5GB of Free Storage
Updated: corrected statement regarding relationship with the standard cloud drive app
Amazon today launched a new cloud service for Android smartphones that allows device owners to store up to 5GB of photos online for free. The service, called Amazon Cloud Drive Photos, is an extension of Cloud Drive to Android devices in a photos-focused way. According to Amazon, "Photos you store in Cloud Drive are surfaced in the app and photos stored via the app are available within Cloud Drive from computers." The photo drive provides one-tap uploading of entire photo albums from either phones or tablets. Photos stored in the cloud can then easily be shared via email and Facebook, and can be viewed on phones, tablets, and computers. The application and service are free to use, though those looking for more storage can buy an additional 20GB for $10 per year.