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SkyDrive app arrives on Android

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SkyDrive app arrives on Android
SkyDrive, Microsoft’s cloud storage and file management system, has now arrived on Android’s Google Play store in a free app with the Modern (formerly Metro) UI. The SkyDrive application works on Android devices running 2.3 Gingerbread or later.

With SkyDrive for Android you can upload documents and images, manage them in folders and share with others online. To view and edit documents, though, you’d have to rely on third-party office apps you have installed on Google Play.

At first sight, we do like the looks of the SkyDrive app, but it seems that functionality is still a bit limited. Still, it’s a nice first step toward bringing Microsoft’s cloud system to other platforms. With its Google Play debut, SkyDrive is now on three platforms - Windows Phone, iOS and Android.

source: SkyDrive

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posted on 29 Aug 2012, 06:22

1. mercorp (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

'don't be evil'.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 06:31 3

2. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

ill stick with google drive.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 08:45

3. Penny (Posts: 1670; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)

If you're using other Google products, that makes sense. All of these companies are building out ecosystems that work best when paired with other products in that ecosystem, and that is true for SkyDrive.

From what I understand, SkyDrive on Android is a basic manual cloud storage solution, although still integrated with Hotmail and Office web apps if you are using a browser. If you have a Windows Phone, however, all of your documents and pictures automatically sync (not music though), and you can browse and edit all of the office documents on your SkyDrive account with the built in version of Microsoft Office on Windows Phone. Definitely not as compelling to use SkyDrive if you're not using other MS products.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 10:53

4. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

not bad to contain softwares for just one OS its good if they give the good things out for other OS for FREE

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:04

5. vivzek (Posts: 38; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)

Google drive is the best thing on an Android device.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 21:06

6. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

i hope it will be available to BlackBerry too!!

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