Western Digital app gives access to photo library
Dubai, November 23, 2010
Western Digital, a world leader in external storage solutions, today announced that its WD Photos photo viewer app now enables Android smartphone users to view all the photos stored on their WD home network drive.
The WD Photos app also is available for iPad, iPhone, iPhone4 and iPod touch mobile digital devices, and is now available at the Android Market as a free download.
Designed for the Android platform, the WD Photos app is compatible with the most popular Android OS-based smartphones, in native resolution, including, but not limited to, the Droid by Motorola, Droid Incredible by HTC, Nexus One, and HTC EVO 4G. After users have copied their pictures into the Shared Pictures folder on their WD network drive, the WD Photos app provides users access to their photo library while connected to their home network or from anywhere they can access the Internet using compatible mobile devices, said the statement.
Users' photos remain private, safe and secure on their network drive, eliminating the need for time-consuming uploads to costly online photo services and the need to choose which pictures to sync to their Android smartphone.
On their Android device, consumers can search for their specific photos by name or the date the photo was taken and scroll through thumbnail previews while sharing all of their memories with friends and family, it said.
Android phones have captured 34 percent of the fast-growing US smartphone market, and shipments increased 886 percent in the second calendar quarter of 2010, year-over-year, making it the largest smartphone platform in the US, according to Canalys, a leading global provider of smartphone market data and analysis. –TradeArabia News Service