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August 05, 2011

Seagate Intros New App for Android Operated Mobile Devices

Seagate has introduced a new app for Android operated mobile devices which will provide a seamless wireless connection to 500GB of storage to stream up to 300 HD videos.

GoFlex Media App for Android provides a progressive download feature that temporarily loads the video on to the Android device it is being streamed to. This allows the drive to go into stand-by mode and extending battery life, said company officials.

In addition, GoFlex Media App for Android also offers access to media library stored on the GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage device wherever the user is present, eliminating the need for Internet or wires.

With this newest offering, users can stream HD videos and begin playback in an instant and enjoy music and video collections, photo albums, and even review documents. It also automatically organizes all the digital media into videos, photos, music, and document folders.

The company introduced GoFlex Satellite earlier this year in May, claiming that it’s the first battery-powered external hard drive to wirelessly extend the storage capacity of any Wi-Fi enabled mobile device. It was compatible with Android tablets and phones using the device's browser.

However, thanks to the seamless connectivity and added features of the newest offering, the experience with GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage is expected to enhance.

“Seagate GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage continues with this theme of flexibility by providing added storage to mobile devices where there may not be a physical port to connect a cable,” said Patrick Connolly, vice president and general manager for retail product group at Seagate.

Connolly said that an Android supported app had been part of the company’s development plans for the product from the very start. “We are now pleased to offer the new GoFlex Media App from the Android Market.”

The GoFlex Media App for GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage and Android mobile devices is available to download for free from the Android Market.

Last month, Seagate Technology reported financial results for the quarter ended July 1.The company said that it shipped 52 million disk drives and reported revenue of $2.9 billion, gross margin of 19.3 percent, net income of $119 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.27.

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Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for MobilityTechzone. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Carrie Schmelkin

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