Latest Dropbox beta reveals new features, UI improvements for Nexus 7

The folks at Dropbox are always letting users in on the latest app betas, and they've just dropped a new one on us with a few basic but welcome features.

  • Thumbnails for video files
  • Better video playback for both ICS and Jelly Bean
  • UI improvements on the Nexus 7
  • Ability to open Dropbox files directly in other apps
  • Various bug fixes

Probably the most important item of the list is updated Nexus 7 support, which shows that the developers over at Dropbox see the importance in properly supporting the latest Google platform release. Take a look after the break for a few screenshots of the latest beta update, and be sure to follow the source link below if you're interested in getting in on the pre-release action.

Source: Dropbox Forums

Andrew Martonik

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.

  • Ability to open dropbox files directly in other apps is a huge new feature.
  • You're not wrong. I've just tested it on a Nexus 7 with Jelly Bean but can't figure out how you open the video in another app? If you 'export' said video to another app, it does what it used to and downloads the whole file before playing. Does anyone know how to get Dropbox to stream the video to a 'chosen app' ?
  • I love Dropbox. They've done a decent job of keeping the app fresh and relevant.
  • Wonder if this is compatible with the Kindle Fire?
  • Expanded Nexus 7 support is kinda vague, any idea what "improvements" they are talking about. I've got a Nexus 7, and the current (non-beta) release looks pretty good.