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Microsoft SkyDrive Comes to Android

Microsoft launched SkyDrive in 2007 so they could offer cloud storage as part of the Windows Live, but it was only in the past year that they really started making it a competitive service.

In December 2011 MS released a SkyDrive app for iOS and Windows Phone, and a few months later they released apps for Windows and OSX. And today Microsoft released an app for Android. Just like the other SkyDrive apps, the new Android app gives you easy access to all of the documents you’ve stored on the service. SkyDrive offers new users free storage (up to 7GB)with more available at competitive rates.

You can find the app in Google Play. You’ll need to run Android 2.3 and above to use the app, though Microsoft notes that it works best with Android 4.0.

As for me, I’ll be busy today. I’m moving my Amazon Cloud Drive files to Dropbox, my Box.net files to Google Cloud, my Dropbox files to Microsoft SkyDrive, my  Google Cloud files to iCloud, my Microsoft SkyDrive files to SugarSync, my iCloud fils to Amazon Cloud Drive, and my SugarSync files to Box.net. (Did I miss one?)

I’m kidding, of course; I just wanted to list as many alternative cloud storage services as I could recall. There are quite a few options out there and they’re all worth consideration.


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