Amazon has finally made the Cloud Drive accessible to the UK consumers. The digital locker allows the users to store five gigabytes (GB) of data for no cost.
If the storage space needed exceeds the above mentioned space Amazon provides a variety of options in paid service usage. These options start at £6 a month for 20GB, £16 for 50GB, £32 for 100GB, £64 for 200GB, £160 for 500GB and £320 for 1,000GB.
If you have an account with Amazon, the Cloud Drive can be accessed with your account details. The company has listed two ways of accessing the drive, one is through Amazon’s website and the other is with the help of a desktop application.
The desktop application will allow the users to control and access their data from Mac and desktops. The media files will be accessed through the Cloud Player.
Flash player is a prerequisite for uploading the files, otherwise the system works like any other file uploading services. The cloud storage locker was launched in the US over an year ago, but Amazon has taken its time to unveil the feature in the UK.
The service appears on the market as a direct competition to Apple’s iCloud, Google Drive, Dropbox and Microsoft’s SkyDrive.
Rumours about Amazon launching a successor to Kindle Fire are creating headlines in the technology market. These rumours have been fuelled by Amazon’s announcement of a special event on September 9.
If the rumours turn out to be true, this would be the first instance of Amazon launching a version of its tablet on UK soil.