Microsoft has brought its Cloud storage service, SkyDrive, to Android with the launch of a dedicated Android app allowing users of the Google mobile OS to save their files and pictures to the cloud and quickly share them with their Windows PC.

"This new app for Android is similar to our mobile apps for Windows Phone and iOS and is a key part of making sure your SkyDrive files are accessible and shareable from all your devices," says Microsoft in a blog post announcing the new app.

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The new app is designed to work best with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, though it’s also fully functional on Android 2.3 and above, the company says.

As you would expect, the app will let you access all elements of your SkyDrive documents, photos, and other files, plus the files other people have shared with you.

You'll also be able to see recently used documents, upload photos from your phone, and open the files from other Android apps.

The app is free and in the Google Play store.