Deutsche Telekom to preload Dropbox on its Android devices
Cloud storage service Dropbox has detailed a new partnership with mobile operator Deutsche Telekom, that will result in its Android app being preloaded on the majority of devices sold in certain parts of Europe by the German company and its subsidiaries.
This partnership also impacts Deutsche Telekom's current customer base, who will be helped to "discover" Dropbox. The Android devices that will come preloaded with the app will be available, starting in October, in Central and Eastern European markets.
There, Deutsche Telekom has a strong presence. It and its subsidiaries operate in Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, and Slovakia, just to name a few markets. There is no word on how many of Deutsche Telekom's customers will be impacted by the partnership, but, at the end of last year, the company claimed it had 142.5 million customers.
"We’re dedicated to giving our customers the best-possible user experience so they can enjoy life and work on-the-go", says Deutsche Telekom senior vice president of Business Development. "That’s why Dropbox, an industry-leading service, was an obvious addition to the services we offer. Dropbox’s intuitive interface and global popularity make it easy for everyone to see, share, and work on the photos, videos, and documents that matter to them".
This is not Deutsche Telekom's first partnership with an US tech firm, as the Germany company has also teamed up with Evernote to offer the popular note-taking service's Premium plan for free to its European customers.