Verizon Cloud content storage app rolls out to Android


Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) introduced Verizon Cloud, a secure storage application enabling subscribers to back up and access content like text messages, contacts and multimedia via smartphones, tablets, the Web and the desktop.

Initially rolling out for Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android operating system, with an app optimized for Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS in the pipeline, the free Verizon Cloud enables consumers to sync photos, videos and more to their device and share that content with friends and family, or stream music and movies on the go. Verizon is also offering a downloadable Verizon Cloud desktop client allowing users to back up content from their PC or Mac's hard drive.

"As customers use multiple devices, sometimes running on different operating systems, Verizon Cloud will allow for the transferring of some content between Android and iOS devices, making it accessible across smartphones, tablets and computers," Verizon Wireless said, adding it will expand the service to additional operating systems later this year.

Verizon Cloud offers 500 MB of free storage with all Verizon mobile plans. Upgrade options include 25 GB for $2.99 per month, 75 GB for $5.99 per month and 125 GB for $9.99 per month.

Verizon Cloud replaces the operator's Backup Assistant cloud storage service. "If you are an existing user of Backup Assistant or Backup Assistant Plus, all your content will automatically transfer over to Verizon Cloud," the new app's Google Play store page states.

For more:
- read this Verizon Wireless News Center post

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