Dropbox now in Brazilian Portuguese

Last Updated: Thu, Apr 04, 2013 16:30 hrs

San Francisco, Apr 4 (IBNS) Dropbox, a free service that lets internet users bring their documents, photos, and videos anywhere and share them easily, announced availability in Brazilian Portuguese.

Dropbox in Portuguese will be available for PC, Mac, Android and on the web, with iOS availability to follow.

Dropbox currently has millions of users in Brazil: from the students at University of Sao Paulo who use Dropbox to share assignments, to businesses in the healthcare, film and telecommunications industries, among others.

There are also thousands of local developers in Brazil exploring how to use the Dropbox platform to create new applications.

"At Dropbox we believe in building technology to make people's lives easier across the globe and launching in local languages is an important part of making that a seamless experience," said Drew Houston, co-founder and CEO of Dropbox.

"Latin America will continue to be an important region for Dropbox and we are excited to launch in Portuguese."

Additionally, mobile continues to be a key component to the growth and innovation of technology companies like Dropbox in Latin America.

According to the Brazilian Electrical and Electronics Industry Association, smartphone sales grew 78 percent in Brazil in 2012 and the Brazilian production of tablets is slated to increase from 2.8 million units to 5.4 million by the end of 2013.

"Mobile is key to the Dropbox mission of letting people bring all their stuff with them anywhere," said Lars Fjeldsoe-Nielsen, head of mobile business development at Dropbox.

"The growth of mobile in Latin America is very exciting and we are working with mobile partners, like Samsung, to provide deeply integrated experiences with Dropbox across devices."

Dropbox is currently available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American Spanish, Castilian Spanish, and now, Brazilian Portuguese.