Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note10 flagship back in August 2019. The company’s flagship phablet came with impressive camera credentials and a new design, along with other usual upgrades to the internals. However, an interesting part of the announcement was the renewed partnership with Microsoft. In addition to the preloaded Microsoft apps, the Link to Windows feature, and an enhanced Outlook experience, a tighter OneDrive integration in the near future was also announced.
After Samsung rolled out the feature to select Note10 devices, the Redmond giant today announced that the feature is now being rolled out to users in Europe, with U.S. devices to follow soon. With this change, the Samsung Gallery app will be able to natively integrate with OneDrive to backup photos and videos. Microsoft’s service will be replacing Samsung’s own cloud service as the default backup location.
As with all backed up data on the service, the photos and videos can be accessed from the OneDrive app on Android, iOS, Windows, or on the web. Data from Samsung’s service is synced with OneDrive upon making the switch. However, it must be noted that users that have an existing storage allowance Samsung Cloud will only be allowed to use it in OneDrive for one year. New users get 5GB of free storage which can be upgraded to 100GB, or 1TB as part of an Office 365 subscription.
Though the feature is currently limited to users in Europe on a Galaxy Note10 or Note10+, the ability to make Microsoft’s cloud storage service the default will be rolling out to Note10+ users in the U.S. soon. More Samsung devices are slated to receive this feature in the future. It wouldn’t be surprising to see the integration roll out to all devices with time.