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SkyDrive app for Android coming soon, according to rumors

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SkyDrive app for Android coming soon, according to rumors
According to a tipster for Neowin, there is an Android SkyDrive application in the works. How does he know? In a nutshell, he read it in a document obtained from the public folders of SkyDrive team members. The documents that leaked the information have already been taken down, yet the tipster managed to take snapshots of the evidence, although he prefers not to reveal them.

There are little details as to how the app will operate or how it will look. However, there appears to be a new feature incoming – Recycle Bin. It is speculated that this is added for backup purposes, so if a user deletes a file or needs a document's older version, a backup will be available for restoring. Supposedly, this feature will eventually come to all SkyDrive flavors, including the service's mobile and desktop apps.

If the leaked information is to be believed, the Android SkyDrive application should be out by the end of July. Will it be more convenient to use than the alternatives such as Dropbox or Google Drive? Only time will tell.  

source: Neowin

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posted on 31 May 2012, 04:47

1. Thomas5.3 (Posts: 37; Member since: 30 Oct 2011)


This is definitely great news for people who are looking for a lot of free storage and already have an hotmail-account for quite a while. I stopped using hotmail as my primary email but lateley i found out i have 25gb of free storage on skydrive. desktop software (mac) works really good hope the app will work the same.

posted on 31 May 2012, 05:05 1

2. iWallE (Posts: 48; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)


Sounds like a great option for everyone who owns a Windows PC and an Android phone. And according to all those statistics and infographics, that seems to be the majority of people.
Actually, the lack of an Android app is the main reason why I currently use Dropbox and not SkyDrive. Should such an app come to life, the 25 GB free storage could lure a lot of people into using Microsoft version of cloud services.

posted on 31 May 2012, 11:04

3. Jyakotu (Posts: 822; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


It took me awhile, but I'm kind of warming up to cloud storage.

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