Microsoft OneDrive Goes Global, Adds Automatic Camera Backup for Android

Paul Lilly

Say goodbye to SkyDrive and hello to OneDrive

Microsoft's rebranded SkyDrive service, now known as OneDrive, is now available globally , the Redmond outfit announced in a blog post today. If you're already a registered SkyDrive user, don't fret, your data is still there. Furthermore, there are a few incentives to sign back in (or sign up to OneDrive), such as a new automatic camera backup feature for Android, along with different ways to increase your storage ceiling.

OneDrive users receive 7GB of storage space for free, You can increase that amount in 500MB increments by referring friends for a total of up to 5GB of additional space. And if you use the above-mentioned camera backup feature, you'll receive 3GB of additional storage.

"We’ve built OneDrive into the latest versions of Windows, Windows Phone, Office, and Xbox. You can even make OneDrive your default storage option, so you never have to worry about whether you are saving files to the cloud: They are just there," Microsoft explains in a blog post . "If you happen to carry an iPhone or Android phone, or use an iPad, Android tablet, Windows device, or a Mac—OneDrive is available there, too."

Microsoft announced the name change a month ago, which came as part of a trademark settlement with British Sky Broadcasting, known as BSkyB. Turning lemons into lemonade, Microsoft used the name change as an opportunity to flesh out the service and offer more space.

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