Microsoft’s push to make their software available on other platforms has taken another step forward with the release of SkyDrive for Android. They didn’t go Metro this time either – they made it look Android (it hurts my eyes). This is a good move ahead of Windows 8’s launch so that they can keep all users connected and make their platform more compelling:

In building the new SkyDrive app for Android, we wanted to ensure we kept the same intuitive design of all SkyDrive experiences while also making use of Android design patterns and conventional interactions, so this feels natural for people with Android phones. In this release, SkyDrive is available for Android phones with access to Google Play. The new app is designed to work best with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)—though it’s also fully functional on Android 2.3 and above.

And here is a more detailed list of some of the main features of SkyDrive for Android:

  • Access your SkyDrive—documents, photos, and other files, plus the files other people have 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 from other Android apps.
  • Easily manage your files—delete or create new folders.

You can read all of the details here. Here’s the download link.

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