As rumoured in the middle of the month Microsoft has now released an Android application for linking and organising their SkyDrive Cloud storage service. The launch of the Android SkyDrive App follows on from the iOS version which was recently launched.
For those reader that are not familiar with Microsoft’s SkyDrive service, its been created by Microsoft to provide a place to store your files so you can access them from virtually any device, in a similar view to other cloud storage solutions such as Google Drive, Dropbox and SugarSync.
The new SkyDrive Android app now allows you to access all of your SkyDrive content including files shared with you, directly from your Android smartphone or tablet. You can also multiple photos or videos to upload from your phone, and share documents with other applications. Microsoft explains:
“In building the new SkyDrive app for Android, we wanted to ensure we kept the same intuitive design of all SkyDrive experiences while also making use of Android design patterns and conventional interactions, so this feels natural for people with Android phones. In this release, SkyDrive is available for Android phones with access to Google Play. The new app is designed to work best with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)—though it’s also fully functional on Android 2.3 and above.”
Microsoft’s SkyDrive Android app is now available to download from the Google Play Store for free.