Microsoft has announced that Android will, at long last, be getting an official SkyDrive app in “just a few weeks.” Windows Phone has had built-in SkyDrive integration since launch, and SkyDrive apps were released on Windows Phone and iOS in December 2011. Android users, however, were left without an official way to access the files they had stored on Microsoft’s cloud storage service from their tablet or smartphone. There are a few unofficial third-party apps, but they’re no replacement for the real thing. Thankfully, this problem will be rectified in the near future.
SkyDrive for Android will support all of the features you’d expect, including file uploads, downloads, and sharing via the “send a link” feature. The free app isn’t available yet, but Microsoft expects to make it available on Google Play in the coming weeks. At this point, there’s no word on whether the app will be released on the Amazon Appstore for Android.
The Android app isn’t the only SkyDrive improvement. Microsoft has also completely overhauled the website’s interface and added new features for developers and customers who use the SkyDrive application on Windows and OS X. For the full run-down on what’s new, head on over to our sister site Pocketables.