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As promised two weeks ago, Microsoft’s SkyDrive cloud storage service has launched on Android and can be downloaded now in the Google Play store.

While we have reservations about SkyDrive over its harsh content restrictions, many people like the service. Microsoft is pushing people to use SkyDrive with its upcoming Windows 8 OS and Office 2013 software. In the new version of Office, the default for saving files is now SkyDrive instead of your local hard drive. Windows 8 has a slick SkyDrive app for using your files.

Now that SkyDrive is officially on Android and already has iOS and Windows Phone clients, Microsoft has mobile covered pretty well, too. Ideally, SkyDrive could become the easiest possible way to access files no matter what device you use.

“We want to ensure that you’re able to have your files accessible across the various devices you use — so it’s important that we continue to extend the SkyDrive experience to the devices you use every day,” SkyDrive group program manager Mike Torres wrote in a blog post. “This new app for Android is similar to our mobile apps for Windows Phone and iOS and is a key part of making sure your SkyDrive files are accessible and shareable from all your devices.”

The app works for Android 2.3 and up. It promises the following features:

• Access to all of your SkyDrive content, including files shared with you.
• View recently used documents.
• Choose multiple photos or videos to upload from your phone.
• Share your files and photos – send a link in email or in another app.
• Open your SkyDrive files in other Android apps.
• Manage your files – delete, or create new folders.

You can get a better look at the app below.


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