SkyDrive Gets Modern Interface and Application for Android

Microsoft has updated the interface SkyDrive on Tuesday (14). The storage service in the cloud company won a visual style based on Windows 8 and Outlook.com, with solid colors and minimalist design. The Redmond company also announced the availability of the application for Android, which will allow direct file management cell.

The new look of SkyDrive is being distributed gradually and will be available for all users in the next 24 hours. He looks a lot like Outlook.com, webmail service recently launched that has reached 10 million users. The new interface has great links and texts, can be used without juggling tablets or PCs with touch screen.
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The search SkyDrive got smarter, displaying results instantly and looking within Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. At the top, a bar allows the user to perform various operations, such as moving files or download an entire folder. The photo management improved: now you can select multiple images simultaneously in thumbnail mode and drag folders and files in browsers with HTML5.
The synchronization application for Windows and OS X will still be updated this week and let the faster SkyDrive. Automatic upload time photos fell by half: it was 2700/2 to 1300/2 in the tests. The application was also lighter, reducing the CPU time of 220 seconds to only 55 seconds when looking for changes between 40 000 files.
Finally, Microsoft is also releasing an app for Android users, similar to Windows Phone and iOS. You can browse the folders on SkyDrive, upload and share files through a link. Unfortunately, SkyDrive is not yet available in the Play Store; the team’s SkyDrive says he appears “in a few weeks.”
SkyDrive is gaining a growing space within Microsoft. The day before the launch of Google Drive, the company announced the applications for Windows and OS X. Microsoft recently released download the preview of Office 2013, which is integrated with the service and save files in the cloud by default. With the release of Windows 8, SkyDrive should gain even more attention. We can expect more news soon.