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Shutting download Megaupload led to MEGA, the cloud storage service created by Kim Dotcom. This is the application of its official client for Android

The official client of the cloud storage service

November 28, 2023
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You probably remember Megaupload, the online storage service that offered us content via direct download for free by simply registering as a user or paying a monthly flat rate that gave us access to absolutely everything. Then you'll also definitely remember how it was shut down after a stunning police assault on the mansion of its owner, Kim Dotcom, due to the copyright violation lawsuits that were filed against him. Whilst the always controversial Mr. Dotcom waits for his case to be settled at court, he has launched an alternative cloud storage service to compete against others of the likes of Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive or Box. We're obviously talking about MEGA APK. And you can download MEGA Android for free to have a very reliable online hard drive.

The safest cloud storage of them all?

MEGA APK is the official Android client to manage our storage space and all the files we upload to our account. It allows us to do so from our smartphone or tablet, also letting us upload, download and organize and rename files.

End-to-end encryption is one of this service's strong points.

But which one's better? Why should I use it instead of Dropbox, Google Drive, and others? Well, it's not all about the 50 GB of free space that it offers. It also has to do with the file encryption provided, mainly due to Dotcom's legal conflicts with US government. It implements end-to-end encryption in which only the uploader and downloader can view the contents, without the service itself or any middlemen being able to access the files.

Options available and main features

Once you download MEGA Android to your smartphone or tablet, you'll be able to make the most of the following features:

  • Upload and download files from Android.
  • Search for files in your account.
  • Access basic file edition functions: rename, move, delete...
  • Create folders to organize your contents.
  • Share links to the contents of this service.
  • Synchronize your camera: you'll be able to automatically upload photos and videos.

How much does MEGA cost?

Regarding its free version, it's definitely one of the most interesting services available because, as we mentioned above, it offers 50 GB of free space to be used without paying. However, if we want even more space we can subscribe to any of the following monthly plans:

  • PRO LITE: $4.99€ per month, 200 GB of storage space, and 1 TB of monthly bandwidth.
  • PRO I: $9.99€ per month, 500 GB of storage space, and 2 TB of monthly bandwidth.
  • PRO II: $19.99€ per month, 2 TB of storage space, and 4 TB of monthly bandwidth.
  • PRO III: $29.99€ per month, 4 TB of storage space, and 8 TB of monthly bandwidth.

As you can see, it's a great service to store all your data on the cloud and a very interesting alternative to other online platforms of this nature. Furthermore, it also offers us clients for other operating systems such as iPhone and Windows PC.

What's new in the latest version

  • Bug fixes and improvements.

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  • How to upload files to MEGA and share them

    After the dramatic end of Megaupload, its founder, Kim Dotcom, launched MEGA, in 2013, a new storage service that was designed to be more in line with the usual standards of this type of platform and to be different from the original service. MEGA offered some substantial advantages since its beginnings. For example, it offered 50 GB free just for registering, plus high-speed downloads and extra security with end-to-end encryption. Even today, you can enjoy all these features and upload files from your mobile and share them. To do this, the first thing you must do is install the official MEGA application, available for secure download from Malavida.