Some fourteen days ago, Microsoft advised customers that they were expanding their cloud locker service SkyDrive so as to allow Android devices to have access to online storage. Well, the Redmond company has kept true to their promise and as of today, the SkyDrive app can now be downloaded through the Google Play Store.
There have been some customers that have been complaining that Microsoft has ruled with an iron fist when it comes to SkyDrive, prohibiting users from uploading certain types of files. Regardless of this however, SkyDrive does have its loyal followers and expanding to Android just increases the flexibility of this online storage service. With Microsoft having such a dominant grip on the desktop OS market, Windows 8 along with their Office 2013 will see SkyDrive take an even more prominent role and the reason for this is that the default location for saving files in Office is now SkyDrive. In addition to this, the Windows 8 OS also comes standard with a SkyDrive app.
With SkyDrive being ported to Android, Microsoft now has the two major mobile operating systems covered, namely Android and iOS. SkyDrive for Android is compatible with Android 2.3 and above and in terms of features, it will have pretty much the standard features one would expect including full access to all of your SkyDrive content including shared files, a list of recently used documents, the ability to create and delete folders and the option to upload both videos and pictures from your mobile phone.