Microsoft rolls out SkyDrive app for Android phones

Summary:Microsoft's SkyDrive for Android is available for download from the Google Play store.

Microsoft has made available for download from the Google Play store its SkyDrive cloud-storage app for Android phones.

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The newest member of the SkyDrive app family, SkyDrive for Android joins the already available SkyDrive for Windows, SkyDrive for Mac, SkyDrive for iOS and SkyDrive for Windows Phone apps.

Microsoft officials had said a couple weeks ago the new SkyDrive for Android app would be coming "in just a few weeks."

According to an August 28 blog post on "Inside SkyDrive" blog, Microsoft's development team wanted to make sure the latest SkyDrive app "feels natural" for Android phone users. The new release, which is designed to "work best" with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), is still fully functional on Android 2.3 and above, Microsoft officials said.

SkyDrive for Android provides users with access to documents, photos and other files users store themselves and/or those shared by others with you. It allows users to choose multiple photos or videos to upload from their phones. It allows users to share files and photos via a link in email or in another app. And it allows users to open SkyDrive files from other Android apps.

The SkyDrive team is on a delivery roll, as of late, introducing new cloud-storage features and an updated look-and-feel , alongside new client implementations.

Topics: Cloud, Android, Microsoft, Smartphones, Storage

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