Microsoft Announces SkyDrive for Android App
Microsoft today rolled out a number of changes to its SkyDrive online storage service. Among the new features headed to Microsoft's cloud syncing service is a refreshed design for desktop and tablet browsers; faster performance for the Windows and Mac OS clients; and improved APIs for developers. Microsoft also announced that it is soon going to release a version of SkyDrive that is compatible with Google's Android platform. Users of Android devices will be able to access, upload, and share photos, files, and other data to and from their Android phones. SkyDrive for Android is due to arrive in the next several weeks.
Microsoft Releases New Office Apps for Android Smartphones
Microsoft today released a preview version of Office for Android smartphones. The latest renditions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint closely match those available to the iPhone.
Microsoft Releases Edge Browser for Android and iOS, Launcher for Android
Microsoft today made a beta version of its Edge browser available to Android and iOS devices. The beta, available to registered Windows Insiders, requires users to initiate the signup process through a Windows 10 PC.
Microsoft Says It Optimized Skype for Older, Slower Android Devices
Microsoft recently released an updated version of Skype for Android meant for older smartphones. Specifically, this down-tuned variant of Skype is intended for Android devices running 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich to 5.1 Lollipop.
Microsoft's New Photos Companion App Acts Like AirDrop, But for Windows PCs
Microsoft's garage team has released a new application that lets Android and iOS users easily transfer photos from their phone to their Windows 10 PC. Photos Companion works in coordination with the Microsoft Photos app on Windows 10 PCs.