Dropbox Has Been Downloaded Over Half a Billion Times on Android

Dropbox Hacked

Dropbox Hacked

When it comes to how frequently we use certain apps and services, we can almost certainly conclude that social media apps will take the lead. Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Messenger, Instagram etc all have many users across all mobile platforms. On Android, they (except Twitter) even belong to a special club: the 1 billion downloads club. Also, most of Google’s own apps which are mostly pre-installed on every other Android device leaving the shops have raked in a billion downloads each. As such, it comes as quite a surprise that a productivity application, Dropbox, is on the way there.

Dropbox has raked in over 500,000 downloads on the Play Store. While Dropbox may not have the advantage of being preloaded on almost all devices running Android as is the case with the likes of Google Maps, Chrome, YouTube and the like, it has for a while now, been pre-installed on some smartphones. Like Samsung’s popular Galaxy smartphones. Throughout 2012 and 2013, it was a constant feature on Samsung devices which even included a complimentary 50 gigabytes of free storage valid for 2 years. With Samsung selling lots of such devices every year and the profile of Dropbox as the poster child of cloud storage services, this was going to happen sooner rather than later.

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Emmanuel writes on mobile hardware, software and platforms.