Amazon has rolled out a free Android app for its Cloud Drive Photos platform, making it easier for users to upload, store, share and browse photos from their phones and tablets.
The Cloud Drive Photos for Android app can be downloaded here, allowing users to take full advantage of Cloud Drive’s 5 GB of free storage. Additional storage can be purchased for as little as $10 a year for 20 GB.
"[Users] are relying on their mobile devices more and more to capture the memories that matter to them," explained Amazon Cloud Drive exec Russell Dicker. "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."
As Amazon explains, it’s quite 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. You can also select photos directly from your Cloud Drive and share them through Facebook, email and other social networking apps.
It should be noted that Cloud Drive is already integrated into Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD, making it seamless to upload, store and enjoy entire photo libraries. The Kindle Fire can also be used to view photos on a TV using HDMI out, which enables users to connect an HDMI cable from the Kindle Fire to any device equipped with an HDMI port.