MediaFire launches Android app, offers 50GB for free

The cloud storage provider MediaFire has finally launched its Android mobile app, and to commemorate the occasion, it is offering users 50 free gigabytes of storage space. The service already offered an iOS app for Apple users on top of its desktop app, both of which also offer the free 50GB. The app offers a handful of features that simplify using the cloud storage service.

The MediaFire Android app includes ads if the user is under a free account, although they can be eradicated with a cheap monthly subscription at $1.50 per month. Still, one can't complain too much considering the very large amount of free storage the service offers. MediaFire does have a limit on how long it will store files on inactive accounts, however, though users will receive ample time and notifications before the files are purged.

As notes PC World, the app does have some downsides that might make it less than ideal for certain types of users, including those who often batch upload. The MediaFire Android app does not support multi-file uploading, nor does it integrate to allow direct uploading from the handset's camera. In addition, free users are limited to a maximum file size of 200MB, although those who upgrade to a monthly subscription can upload file sizes up to 1GB.

The app is currently available in version 1.0.1, and can be used on handsets running Android 2.2 and higher. The app is free to download, and is 6.8MB in size. According to Google Play, the app has access to the camera, network (including communication), and storage. While it generally has good reviews, some users are reporting issues getting it to run properly.

[via PC World]