HTC One Google Drive deal

40GB total free cloud storage for HTC One owners who update

Yesterday we brought you news of HTC Sense 5.5 and Android 4.3 hitting some European HTC One devices, and now there's another reason to eagerly await the latest update for the phone. Similar to the Google Drive promotion for the HTC One Max, which gives owners of that phone 50GB of free storage, HTC Ones running Sense 5.5 can claim 25GB of free Drive space. Added to the basic 15GB allowance, that's a total of 40GB of free cloud storage.

Claiming your free space is as simple as starting up the Google Drive app once you've updated to HTC Sense 5.5 and hitting the "Redeem" button. Like the HTC One Max offer, the additional 25GB is good for two years and must be claimed before Jan. 1, 2016.

The official Google FAQ page notes that the Developer Edition HTC One isn't eligible for this offer due to its unlocked bootloader. For the same reason you'll be unable to claim your free storage if you've unlocked your HTC One's bootloader — though relocking it will allow you to redeem the offer. 

HTC Sense 5.5 also offers deeper integration with a couple of Google's key services. Google+ is now supported in BlinkFeed, Google Drive can be used with the integrated HTC Backup tool and Google+ sign-in can be used to log into HTC's account services.

Also see: HTC One getting Android 4.3 + Sense 5.5 update in parts of Europe

More: Google Drive offer FAQ

 

Reader comments

Updating to HTC Sense 5.5? Claim 25GB of free Google Drive space

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Don't have a HTC one but the 25 GB I have is enough, downloaded quick office to get 10gb free.

Posted via Android central app on my newly-rooted LG Google Nexus 4

Honesty, since I got my PERMANENT 50 gig box account these temporary promotions just seem useless. HTC already has a dropbox promo on right now too. Free is nice, but I'm not sure why they did this. HTC devices are so damn good but it seems they're out of ideas on how to promote them.

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It isn't so much that they are out of ways, it is that they are fighting for each and every sale.

I agree that HTC products are good, but they are still losing ground to Sammy and realistically LG.

They need every edge no matter how small

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And that's why they've focused product lines and started offering customers more to stick with them. It seems like they knew they had messed up.

Good job HTC at keeping your flagship's updates rolling. UI and Android Version... Finally

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these free promo for free space is not worth it if it's only for 2 years after that if ur over the basic storage u have to pay for the extra space or get your files deleted I found out the hard way with the s3 Dropbox promo

Posted via ACA on LG G2

The files don't get deleted after two years....you still have access to them..you just can't add any files after the two years

Posted via Android Central App

have you ever tried reading the terms do that sometime and you will see what am on about am not making anything up i only realised that after my 2 years promo ran out and I read it either u pay or they will remove your files

Posted via ACA on LG G2

have you ever tried reading the terms do that sometime and you will see what am on about am not making anything up i only realised that after my 2 years promo ran out and I read it either u pay or they will remove your files

Posted via ACA on LG G2

sorry, did not mean to imply you did not know what talking about... just had read this on another site so assumed it was the case...

"Some of you may be wondering what will happen after those two years. Well, your stuff won’t just suddenly disappear, if that’s what you were thinking. Your files will still be available and accessible from the web, but you won’t be able to add any additional files unless you opt to add more storage space (for a nominal fee, of course). Be sure to take advantage of this offer as soon as possible, as we’re not sure how long it’s going to last."

Posted via Android Central App

I have a Galaxy Nexus and already get 41 gb free storage from google, from gmail, drive, g+, basically they roll everything into one now. I believe the more Google apps you have the more free storage you get with each app and service you use from them, everyone is able to get up to 40 gbs for free.

Do they have a Google Drive promo like this for nexus devices and Google play edition devices?

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I have an HTC One on Sprint that has been upgraded and I am not getting presented with the offer. I only have the 25GB that came with it. I thought this would bump it up to 50.