The next generation of file storage is in the cloud. For $10 per user per month, Google offers unlimited storage for all sorts of files, even Microsoft Office files, and allows users to preview and edit these files on the web or on the iOS and Android apps for Google Drive.
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The plethora of built-in apps shipping on the device was highlighted by Gizmodo on Thursday. But third-party apps are also part of the mix, with Whatsapp and Instagram joining the likes of Microsoft OneDrive. The latest round of criticism came with the launch of iOS 8.2 , which debuted the Apple Watch app -- yet another native piece of software that cannot be removed.
The deal is an extension of the existing agreement that saw OneNote, OneDrive, and Skype come pre-installed on the Galaxy S6, due for release on April 10. "Our partnership with Samsung is emblematic of our efforts to bring the best of Microsoft's productivity services to everyone, on every device - so people can be productive wherever, however and whenever they want." Watch a video introducing the latest Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge below:
As disclosed at Mobile World Congress, Samsung will pre-install OneNote, OneDrive, and Skype on the new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge will also come with 100 GB of additional free cloud storage for two years through Microsoft OneDrive, allowing extra storage space. The bundle also includes a setup service from Samsung to help businesses get up and running with products, and provides ongoing support.
Samsung and Microsoft are burying the hatchet, announcing on Tuesday that the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will come ready with Microsoft's OneNote note-taking app, OneDrive cloud storage and Skype. Samsung decided to collaborate with Microsoft, because the success of the Galaxy S6 is crucial to the firm's future. Despite international media acclaim of the S6, Samsung fears it may walk down the path of the ill-fated S5, which sold poorly and was outstripped by the iPhone.
The first video in a series of "60 Second Productivity Hacks, Tips and Insights on How to Get more Out of Our Everyday Technology Tools and Platforms" appeared today on the official Microsoft Lumia youtube channel.
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Redmond is working to make the cloud service a deeply integrated tool of Windows 10, so the company might planning to replace the stand-alone OneDrive app with a built-in feature that would provide additional functionality to users.
It can now be safely said that the cloud computing technology is the future of computers and storage technology. Microsoft has been especially pushing towards it, with their Sky Drive being the first effort towards making the users adapt to the technology with the arrival of Windows 8.