SkyDrive app arrives on Android

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



1. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

'don't be evil'.

2. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

ill stick with google drive.

3. Penny

Posts: 1859; Member since: Feb 04, 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.

4. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

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

5. vivzek

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Google drive is the best thing on an Android device.

6. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i hope it will be available to BlackBerry too!!

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