Microsoft under its new CEO, Satya Nadella, is making a broad push to secure a competitive share of the cloud market. The company has been doing so for quite some time with its OneDrive app, and now the software manufacturer has made that same app available for the Amazon Fire Phone and Kindle Fire.
This isn't the first time Microsoft is bringing an app to Amazon's smartphone and tablet platform. The company first did so with its OneNote app, and this next step is another move that should prove that Microsoft is a company that is now embracing change and realizing that the world no longer revolves around the Windows platform.
With the OneDrive app for the Kindle Fire and Fire Phone, users can manage and share their files and documents wherever they are, as long as they have a working Internet connection. In addition, Amazon mobile platform users can share files via a link.
"OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) is the one place for everything in your life. Easily store and share photos, videos, documents, and more. When you upload files from your Android device to OneDrive, you can get to them when you're on your PC, Mac, tablet, or phone. With OneDrive for Android, you can easily get to, manage, and share files on the go," according to the app's description.
As it stands right now, Microsoft's OneDrive is available on every platform, which includes PC, Mac, Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Amazon's mobile platforms. However, the same can't be said about Google Drive and Amazon's own cloud services.
It's great to see Microsoft making this push to make its services available on every platform. This can be seen as a good move, as it would allow folks who are not on the Windows platform to take advantage of what the company has to offer.
From our experience, it is safe to say that OneDrive is one of the best cloud services available right now, and prices are great. With some more improvements, Microsoft has a rare chance of having the best cloud-related product on the market.
We're interested to see what else Microsoft is working on, and whether or not the company will adopt the same procedure and bring it to other platforms across the field.