What you need to know
- OneDrive recently hit one billion installs on the Google Play Store.
- OneDrive is the second Microsoft app to hit the one billion installs milestone.
- Several other Microsoft apps are at 500 million installs.
Microsoft's OneDrive recently hit one billion installations on the Google Play Store. OneDrive is the second Microsoft app to hit this milestone, with Microsoft Word being the first. Microsoft continues to push its Android apps including a tight partnership with Samsung and a push to improve and promote the Your Phone app.
It's difficult to discern the exact moment that OneDrive passed one billion installations because the Google Play Store only publicly shares when apps hit certain milestones. App listings are only updated when an app passes half a million, a million, 50 million, 100 million, 500 million, or one billion installs. OneDrive's app listing stated it was at 500 million+ installs on September 2, 2019 and listed one billion+ installs by September 7, 2019.
Microsoft's efforts on Android have grown significantly over the last few years. New apps such as Your Phone, Microsoft Edge, and Microsoft Launcher have been added to the Google Play Store, and Microsoft's most well-known apps from the Office suite receive regular updates. Microsoft has also pushed several updates to Microsoft To Do, including a refresh that rolled out today.
Several other Microsoft apps have impressive install numbers. Microsoft Excel (opens in new tab) has 500 million+ installs, as does Microsoft PowerPoint (opens in new tab). Microsoft Edge (opens in new tab), Your Phone (opens in new tab), and Microsoft Launcher (opens in new tab) have over 10 million installs each.
This OneDrive plan comes with 100GB of storage that you can use to store files, photos, and videos.
This is good. Now Android needs to copy Metro! It was a beautiful, fluid OS. It was.
Those ugly tiles, oh, H no, I don't think so and if they did I be on a iPhone so fast.
Better than a dull grid of icons
I'm with you on that. Android still reminds me of Windows mobile 6 and below.
I don't see Google doing that though I miss the way Windows mobile looked but a it's a dead os we move on. For me the best hope is a note rival with all microsoft apps and the ui they have. If Microsoft do this I'll jump from my note. That said phones have lost there excitement now they are all as good and as bad as one another.
I feel you on that. Although, I like my Note 8 and considering upgrading to the 10+, at the end of the year. Likely early next year. I would love to see a true rival. Since MS and Samsung seem to have an improved partnership, I would love to see a Note 10+ as a base Android, with MS Launcher as the installed UI, along with all the MS apps.
Hopefully now developers will now offer OneDrive as an option in apps instead of just limited to gdrive and Dropbox.
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