Spice Launches Cloud Storage Android App… But Where is it?
Spice Mobile has announced launch of “Spice Cloud” – A android based cloud storage mobile App (?) that enables consumers to wirelessly store and secure data from their devices. As per the announcement, the app also provides anti-theft features that keeps the user content safe and also allows them to locate their device in case it is lost or stolen.
Now, before we go deeper into this application, I want to point out that we tried looking for this app on the Google play store and even on their site. We also signed up for their services, but unfortunately we could not locate the supposed Android app.
One possibility is that Spice cloud is available only for Spice devices because the announcement for the same came with launch of their newest Android phone called Stellar Virtuoso Pro, carries this storage service. Stellar Virtuoso Pro buyers will get free 2GB storage space.
However, if that was the case, Spice Cloud should not have allowed me create an account for the same. Also, if the service is available only for Spice’s Android based mobiles, then how will previous Spice buyers take advantage of the same.
We are trying to get in touch with Spice officials to understand more on this. In the meantime, lets look at what Spice cloud has to offer.
Spice Cloud Features
- As per Spice Cloud website, the application allows storage and sync of files (photos, videos, documents & any other files) across various devices including phone, tablet and laptops.
- 2G space Free
- Anti-Theft features like locking your device remotely, wiping off all the content, remote alarm or locating the device’s exact location on the map.
- Synchronization of files happens on air and is encrypted at source, so no one else can access those files but you.
Like I mentioned before, we could not use the app as it is not available, but from the looks of it, I really find it difficult to reason as to why a user must not use popular services like Cloudbox or Google Apps that offer far more features. Additionally, 2GB storage space is relatively far too less space as compared to what other apps offer, which are between 5 GB to 15GB.
Yes, it is great that Spice is first Indian company to launch such a service, but I personally see very few people actually using this service for backup, storage and sync purposes.
If you are a Spice customer and you get hold of this app, do let us know. We surely want to give it a try!