Amazon Cloud Drive Photos App for Android; 3M Samsung Galaxy Note II & 30M Galaxy S3 Sold

Amazon's Cloud Drive Photos app for Android, now offering customers free cloud storage to save photos anywhere from their Android phones and tablets.Cutomers who download free Android app, can take advantage of Amazn Cloud Drive's 5 GB of free storage, and have thousands of their photos at their fingertips in the Amazon Cloud. Addiionally, users […]

Amazon's Cloud Drive Photos app for Android, now offering customers free cloud storage to save photos anywhere from their Android phones and tablets.

Cutomers who download free Android app, can take advantage of Amazn Cloud Drive's 5 GB of free storage, and have thousands of their photos at their fingertips in the Amazon Cloud. Addiionally, users can purchase storage for $10 a year for 20 GB.

To save photos from Android device to Cloud Drive -- simply press and hold on a photo album on a Android phone, and then 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.

Amazon Cloud Drive Photos app for AndroidAmazon Cloud Drive Photos App for Android Tablet and Smartphones

  • 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 browser.
  • 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.

You can get the Cloud Drive Photos for Android app from Amazon Appstore or from Google Play.

Samsung sold 3 million Galaxy Note II and 30 million Galaxy S III

Samsung phablet a 5.5 inch Galaxy Note II, has now reached the "three million unit mark after about 37 days of its lauch" in August at the IFA, Berlin event. Samsung claims that sales of the Galaxy Note II are currently three times that of the original.

The original Galaxy Note sold 10 million units between its launch in late 2011 and August, and it seems like the launch of the Galaxy Note II will surpass that of the original. This, combined with over 20 million unit sales of the Galaxy S III, as of September.

Also, the company on its Facebook page has also revealed that the Galaxy S 3 hits "30 million sales mark worldwide since it launch in May this year."

The Galaxy S3 has already outsold the original Galaxy S smartphone, which sold a total of 10 million units. it has also outsold the more recent Galasy S II, which reached the 20 million unit sales milestone.

Almost as persistent as rumours that Microsoft is building its own "Surface Phone" are rumors claiming that Facebook is also developing a smrtphone of its own.

A "very reliable source" who's confirmed that the oft-mooted device is more than just the stuff of hearsay, and is a very real handset that's currently in development, reports Pocket-lint, who claim that the source even says that the handset is being built by HTC and is presently known as the 'Opera UL', unambiguously adding that "it is the Facebook phone, made for Facebook".

HTC Opera UL had already been appeared on the online NenaMark2 benchmark test, with specificatios including: "a 1.4GHz processor of unknown build, a Qualcomm Adreno 305 GPU and HD (1280x720px) display, along with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean."

Mockup of Facebook smartphone : HTC Opera UL

Facebook caused quite the stir when it announced plans to purchase Instagram, the vast photo sharing network that's most famous for its dazzling array of image filters. Now, Twitter has planned new photo filters inspired with the huge popularity of Instagram.

The New York Times, is reporting that Twitter is planning to integrate its own Instagram-style image filters within its mobile apps "in the coming months", and further additions are already being discussed.

One feature likely to be added soon is the ability to upload videos directly to Twitter, circumventing third-party video services such as YouTube and Vimeo.

Finally inspired with the succes of recently launched Explore on Foursquare.com, the company now has built a logged-out mobile version of Explore for BlackBerry during a recent hackday.

"With today's update, BlackBerry becomes the first place where you can download Foursquare and start searching for places immediately, before you've even signed up," 4sq said.

"Thanks to our nearly 3 billion check-ins and 30 million tips, we've gotten really great at making local recommendations," the company added.

"We'll find the best places nearby, and show you photos, tips, hours, menus, and more. Even if you haven't signed up or checked in yet, we can tell you the best places to go based on what's popular in the neighborhood, where the experts go, the time of day, and more," 4sq said

Take Explore for a spin on your BlackBerry, download the app from BlackBerry AppWorld.

Foursquare Explorer on BlackBerry Launches