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Dropbox Beta Users Enjoy Update

Dropbox was founded by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi in 2007, and enjoyed seed funding from Y Combinator. Today, the “then-startup” is funded by Sequioa Capital, Accel partners, and Amidzad. Since the company went public in Q3 of 2008, Dropbox has attracted millions of users and are still growing. Their passion is “making a product that rocks and putting it in millions of people’s hands.”

Here are their release notes:
Internationalization (French, Spanish, German, Japanese)
Lock Code now protects your Dropbox from prying eyes.
Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) tablet compatibility fixes
o Better checking for file modifications before uploading
o Improved character set support
o Displays error message when SD card is full
o Dropbox service no longer starts up on all network changes
o Dropbox no longer lists itself as an app it can share data to
Removed permission to read phone state and identity, since it’s no longer needed.
Added permission to prevent phone from sleeping, so uploads & downloads finish when your screen turns off.
Mobile Tour gives an overview of Dropbox features on first login.

The company is looking forward to their users test-driving their cloud-computing service in their native languages. Their 1.1 release will include support for Spanish, French, German, and Japanese, and they want to make it sure they have it down pat! Check out the video below for an easy-to-understand demonstration for the Dropbox service!

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