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Microsoft OneDrive for Android updated with new looks

Microsoft OneDrive 5.1 for Android updated early December 2017
Microsoft OneDrive 5.1 for Android
Microsoft OneDrive 5.1 for Android comes without the hamburger menu and features tabs at the bottom. A "Free space" option now shows up when the storage is full, advising you to remove those files you no longer need.

Microsoft OneDrive has been around for a decade already, although it was also known as SkyDrive, Windows Live SkyDrive, and Windows Live Folders. However, Microsoft's online storage service only arrived in the Google Play store in late August 2012, when the SkyDrive app became available for Android-driven devices.

The latest update to Microsoft OneDrive for Android brings this app's current version number up to 5.1 and, before anything else, removes the hamburger menu. Overall, the app receives an overhauled interface with easier navigation and a new look and feel. As you can see in the image to the right, this app's interface now contains a few tabs at the bottom, each leading to one of the vital areas for any OneDrive user: Files, Photos, Recent, Shared, as well as Me. This last area provides links to the Settings section, Recycle Bin, offline files, notifications, help/suggestions, and also allows you to sign out.

Microsoft OneDrive is a very popular app for the Android platform, as revealed by the stats displayed by its Google Play page. The app has been installed more than 100 million times so far and holds a rating of 4.4 out of 10 after being reviewed by more than 900,000 users.    

In addition to the OneDrive Basic plan that comes with 5 GB of storage space, those who need more can get 50 GB for US$1.99 a month, or 1 TB of storage and Office 365 for PC or Mac for a monthly fee of US$6.99. More information about the plans available for Microsoft OneDrive users in the US can be found on this page.


Microsoft OneDrive (Google Play store page)

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-12- 7 (Update: 2024-05-28)