Android has been mostly ignored by Microsoft when they’ve been releasing their apps (favoring Windows Phone and iOS) which is mostly due to fragmentation but it looks like SkyDrive is getting some support from Microsoft with an official OneNote application now available. It requires Android 2.3 or higher and can be found here.

And while there’s no official SkyDrive app for Android yet, they do mention:

If you have an Android device, we also encourage you to try other apps from partners built using SkyDrive APIs. For example with Browser for SkyDrive or Cloud Explorer for SkyDrive, you can view, access and upload documents or photos on your Android phone. Portfolio for SkyDrive lets you organize and upload photos from your Android phone in batches to SkyDrive. If you want to add SkyDrive support to your app, site or device, please visit our developer center.

Microsoft is making themselves visible across all platforms and I think that’s something they need to do – target users everywhere to get them back.

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  1. > Android has been mostly ignored by Microsoft when they’ve been releasing their apps (favoring Windows Phone and iOS) which is mostly due to fragmentation

    Story of my life! If only I could get fruity tiles on my Galaxy Nexus (oh wait I can, but I don’t want them, prefer the ICS stock launcher) and Bing 3D Navigation (oh wait, still doesn’t exist! — maybe apollo). What else have you got, Photosynth? Nope, we still have that. Skype? Hey, heard someone ported Google Music to WP. Good service.

    Even the crown jewel, Exchange Activesync, has been whored out with pretty much equal support for all Exchange features relative to each other — except relative to WinMo which really nailed the subtle ones. If Microsoft nixed licensing EAS and enforced all those patents to shut down every single Android OEM and Google, WinPho have a better shot. But I suppose there interests don’t really lie in the platform that intimately.

    If there is demand for it David, it is on Android and iOS.

    Good to see David that you are either improving your trolling skills or are increasingly distant from reality. Makes for more pageviews.

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