Seagate is now offering an Android app for its GoFlex Satellite WiFi-enabled hard drives. The battery-powered external hard drives are designed to be ultra portable and to work seamlessly with your mobile devices, including both smartphones and tablets. But up until now, only an iOS app was available.
Users of the GoFlex Satellite hard drive have been able to easily access files on the drive via a web interface, but now with an Android app, the process is even easier. But even without the apps, the hard drive itself is really neat as users can access it by being within the WiFi range of the device without needing to connect to the internet or a cellular network.
Now with all the data throttling of “unlimited” data plans and the switch to pricier tiered data plans these days, the GoFlex Satellite could be a great solution. This is especially so for those that get dinged by data limits due to streaming large amounts of movies and other video content while on the go. Instead of streaming, simply download and store everything you need on the portable hard drive before your next trip.
The Seagate GoFlex Satellite WiFi hard drive retails for $200 for a 500GB storage capacity. The new app for the hard drive works with Android 2.2 and above.