Mega releases official Android app by purchasing popular third-party alternative

Mega, the New Zealand-based re-incarnation of Kim Dotcom’s Megaupload.com, has released its first official Android app. The app itself, titled Mega, is not new: the company purchased the app and its developer and rebranded it as the official version. In the meantime, however, it added some new features and beautified the interface a little.

But what is Mega? Billed as a one-stop cloud storage and sharing service, users get 50GB for free by signing up, and can increase that allotment to 500GB, 2TB or 4TB for 9.99€, 19.99€ or 29.99€ per month respectively. Users can store movies, music and books and easily share a link to download the files but, unlike Megaupload, the service discourages and actively cracks down on piracy.

The Android app, like Dropbox, Google+ and others, allows for automatic uploads of photos, along with full control over individual files, folders and privacy options.

Aside from the free storage space, Mega may not offer anything particularly innovative — at least not currently — but it’s hard to turn down 50GB in exchange for an email address. And due to scrutiny from the U.S. government and regulatory bodies around the world, Mega emphasizes 256-bit encryption that is practically impossible to hack.

According to the company, iOS and Windows Phone apps are in development and will be available soon.

Download Mega for Android.

Via: Android Police

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