One of the features that Nokia’s Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 Windows Phone 8 devices arrive on shelves with is fast access to Microsoft’s SkyDrive cloud service, and the company has decided to offer some more info on the matter.SkyDrive was already present on Nokia’s Lumia 900 and Lumia 800 smartphones, providing users with the possibility to keep their files backed in the cloud, and is now available on the new Windows Phone 8 handsets as well, with even more features.
Windows Phone 8 comes with the application integrated in the platform, which means that users do not need to download a new app and install it on their devices.
“It’s already integrated into the Windows Phone 8 OS. Browse through your pictures, and you’ll be offered the chance to upload to SkyDrive, open your documents and SkyDrive is in the list, open Office and there it is again,” a post on Nokia Conversations explains.
Having their files stored in the cloud provides users with the possibility to restore their devices to the full, should anything happen to them.
Moreover, it also ensures that users receive access to their files at all times, regardless of where they are or on what platform they access the service.
“To get started with SkyDrive on the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820, all you have to do is enter your Microsoft account details, and you’re good to go. All your photographs, videos and Office documents will be automatically backed up to the cloud,” the aforementioned blog post continues.
Furthermore, the service comes with syncing options for OneNote on Windows Phone 8, all without requiring additional actions from the user.
SkyDrive enables users to store up to 7GB of files in the cloud for free. Users who want additional storage can choose to purchase more via subscriptions, available for up to 100GB of storage space.
“Finally, it’s not just the integration of SkyDrive into Windows Phone 8 that makes the app perfect for the latest Lumia smartphones. The inclusion of super-fast 4G/LTE technology on the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 will see your files uploaded or downloaded in considerably less time than older 3G rivals,” the blog post concludes.