OneDrive lands in the Amazon Appstore

Microsoft's OneDrive platform has been well received since it was rebranded and can be found on nearly every mobile platform - and now, that includes Amazon's products too. The Redmond-based company said today that OneDrive can now be found in the Amazon Appstore which means your Fire Phone or tablet can now save and retrieve files from Microsoft's cloud. 

OneDrive has been receiving constant love from Microsoft and has recently been updated to support new security features, along with a price cut as well. And, if you subscribe to Office 365, you also get 1TB of OneDrive storage for as long as your subscription remains active.

Microsoft has shown that its software will be everywhere that you are, and that includes competing devices. It's a unique strategy as Google and Apple have frequently worked to keep their software locked to their own devices, but Microsoft wants you to use its products no matter your OS of choice.

While you might think that this diminishes Microsoft's competitive advantage in Windows Phone - by sharing its core features with other devices - for Microsoft, it is more important to maintain its broad user base. There are other ways to differentiate Windows Phone - for example, through features like Cortana.

This is not the first Microsoft app that has been released for Amazon devices; OneNote is also available.You can download the app at the source link below.

Download: OneDrive for Amazon Devices

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Even though I don't plan on switching to Fire, this makes me feel better about the Office 365 sub I made earlier this year. The 1TB on OneDrive is massive. OneDrive 3rd party app support is just about on par with Dropbox as well. Can't think of any app off of the top of my head that supports Dropbox and not Onedrive, but they do have a bit of a lead.

I think its a great strategy. I dont hesitate to recommend Microsoft and their services because they will work across ever platform, except Firefox OS and Linux I think... =)

Scabrat said,
I think its a great strategy. I dont hesitate to recommend Microsoft and their services because they will work across ever platform, except Firefox OS and Linux I think... =)

exactly. this is pretty much why I didn't hesitate one bit when I wanted to move away from google's services.

Avi Patel said,

exactly. this is pretty much why I didn't hesitate one bit when I wanted to move away from google's services.

Lol. Me too! I think Google could miss out big time if they dont start supporting Windows 8 and Windows Phone. I know I am switching over to Outlook and OneDrive because the google experience is nonexistent on my WP. I would rather move to Outlook and keep my WP feel than stick with Android and keep gmail.

Well - I did the move and I am not looking back except of my gmail spam accounts :) The migration part from gmail over to outlook was a bit of a pain though.. had a few emails that took ages with pop3 import and the restrictions Microsoft has on pop

I dropped my google account as well, but for email I ended up with iCloud. OneDrive/Office365 is a good value especially if you can take advantage of the multiple licenses it comes with. If the sub also removed Outlook.com adverts then I probably would have gone with that for my email, but the progressive lady scared me and I don't want to install an ad blocker.