Amazon announced this morning the launch of a new photo-management application for Android phones, which takes advantage of its consumer-facing service known as Cloud Drive, a competitor to Google Drive and Dropbox. The new app, Cloud Drive Photos for Android, allows users to upload photos, store them in Amazon’s online storage, and view and share the photos from both their Android smartphones and tablets.
Cloud Drive includes a free level of service, offering 5 GB of storage before having to pay for additional space. Afterwards, users can buy storage starting at $10/year for an additional 20 GB. For comparison’s sake, Dropbox offers 2 GB for free, while $9.99/month buys you 100 GB and $199/year gives you 200 GB. Google, meanwhile, also offers 5 GB of free storage for Drive users, and 1 GB free in its photo management service Picasa. Google’s storage plans, which start at $2.49/month and up, provide storage upgrades where space is shared between Drive (generally used for documents and files) and Picasa.