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Microsoft Skydrive Android app is available in Google Play store

Works best with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Wed Aug 29 2012, 12:35
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SOFTWARE HOUSE Microsoft has released its Android Skydrive app in the Google play store, allowing you to access and browse all the SkyDrive content from any Android device.

Joining the IOS and Windows Phone apps released earlier this year, the Android app will give you all the features of Skydrive including recently viewed documents, ability to upload multiple photos and videos from your phone, share your files and photos, open your SkyDrive files in other Android apps and manage files by deleting or moving them or creating new folders.

"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," Skydrive apps group program manager Mike Torres said in a post on the Windows team blog on Tuesday.

Microsoft said the app works best with devices running Android 4.0 Ice Scream Sandwich (ICS), but also supports the previous versions, Android 2.3 Gingerbread and Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that it had redesigned its Skydrive cloud storage service to complement its recently launched webmail service.

Microsoft said the redesign is new and modern, but in reality it is a carbon copy of the design seen on its Outlook webmail service. The firm also integrated searching for file names and the contents of Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint files stored on the service. µ


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