Amazon Cloud Drive customers can now save and enjoy free storage of
thousands of photos anywhere from their Android phones and tablets
Never worry about having stranded or lost photos again – Cloud Drive
easily and securely stores customers’ photos in the Amazon Cloud
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 1, 2012--
(NASDAQ:AMZN) – Amazon.com, Inc. today announced the launch of Cloud
Drive Photos for Android app, making it even easier to upload, store,
share and enjoy photos from Android phones and tablets. Android phone
and tablet users can download the free Cloud Drive Photos for Android
app to take advantage of Cloud Drive’s 5 GB of free storage, and have
thousands of their photos at their fingertips in the Amazon Cloud. Users
can purchase additional storage for as little as $10 a year for 20 GB.
The Cloud Drive Photos for Android app is available in the Amazon
Appstore or from Google Play, and you can learn more about the app at www.amazon.com/androidclouddrive.
“Customers rely on their mobile devices more and more to capture the
memories that matter to them,” said Russell Dicker, Director of Cloud
Drive. They are taking photos at birthday parties, soccer games, and
kids’ recitals every day on their Android phones and tablets. The Cloud
Drive Photos for Android app makes it simple to save these memories into
Cloud Drive and have them automatically available on your Kindle Fire or
Android Phone or Tablet.”
It’s easy to save your photos from your Android device to Cloud Drive.
Simply press and hold on a photo album on your Android phone, and select
“Upload to Cloud Drive” to save existing photos from your device to the
Cloud. Amazon Cloud Drive uses the same reliable and fast data storage
infrastructure used by Amazon to run its own global network of web sites.
Android Cloud Drive features include:
All Your Photos, Wherever You Go: Save your entire photo
collection in Cloud Drive and your photos will be available to enjoy
on your Kindle Fire, Android Phones and tablets, or with any web
Share Photos Through Your Favorite Apps: You can select photos
directly from your Cloud Drive and share them through Facebook, email
and many other apps.
Save to the Cloud: It’s simple to save photos to your Cloud
Drive – simply press and hold on a photo or album and select “Upload
to Cloud Drive” to save directly to the Amazon Cloud from your device.
Beautiful Photo Display: Your photos are displayed in a
horizontal mosaic or vertical grid view, optimized for the screen size
of your Android device.
Cloud Drive is already integrated into Kindle Fire HD, making it
seamless to upload, store and enjoy your entire photo library. With
Kindle Fire HD’s high-resolution screen, photos come alive in stunning
high-definition, and the mosaic view arranges personal photos
beautifully. Customers can also use their Kindle Fire to view their
favorite photos on their TV using HDMI out, which enables you to connect
an HDMI cable from your Kindle Fire to any device that has an HDMI port.
To learn more about Amazon Cloud Drive, visit www.amazon.com/clouddrive.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle,
opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s
Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most
customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything
they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the
lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of
unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books;
Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home
& Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health &
Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web
Services provides Amazon’s developer customers with access to
in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end
technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any
type of business. Kindle Paperwhite is the most-advanced e-reader ever
constructed with 62% more pixels and 25% increased contrast, a patented
built-in front light for reading in all lighting conditions, extra-long
battery life, and a thin and light design. The new latest generation
Kindle, the lightest and smallest Kindle, now features new, improved
fonts and faster page turns. Kindle Fire HD features a stunning custom
high-definition display, exclusive Dolby audio with dual stereo
speakers, high-end, laptop-grade Wi-Fi with dual-band support and
dual-antennas/MIMO for 40% faster throughput than other tablets, enough
storage for HD content, and the latest generation processor and graphics
engine—and it is available in two display sizes—7” and 8.9”. The
large-screen Kindle Fire HD is also available with 4G wireless, and
comes with a groundbreaking $49.99 introductory 4G LTE data package. The
all-new Kindle Fire features a 20% faster processor, 40% faster
performance, twice the memory, and longer battery life.
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of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly
from management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve
risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to
competition, management of growth, new products, services and
technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international
expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center
optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and
strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption,
inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More
information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's
financial results is included in Amazon.com's filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual
Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.
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