Believed to be in an attempt to lure those Apple customers who have just made an update to iOS 8 for their mobile operating system needs, competing American technology company Microsoft have revealed a limited-time-only doubling of their storage on the ‘OneDrive’ cloud service.
Now increasing the file-storage system to 30GB, users will recieve that level of storage ability permanently from Microsoft should they install the app and change their their ‘photo auto upload’ feature settings to ‘on’ by the end of September.
An official company blog post on the matter read: “For those getting ready to install iOS 8, this means you won’t have to delete a bunch of photos or apps to make room for the upgrade. While it might seem strange to announce new features on a Friday evening, we’ve been listening to the commentary about storage on the new iPhones released today [September 18] and we wanted to get you more storage right away.”
Not to be abandoning their full client-base old and new, though, Microsoft have announced the update will also occur for Android handset holders, as well as the natural home of Windows Phone, with the selling point (not only of it being own-brand in the latter’s case) being that it is much larger than the 5GB free storage offered through the Apple-branded iCloud Drive.
Marking the latest milestone in the service after heading to 15GB free storage capacity in June and a 10GB single upload upper limit from this month, will Microsoft’s means of storing videos (amongst other file types) with no physical presence grow into market domination from this offer?