New updates to the OneDrive Android and Windows Phone apps

This afternoon, updates began rolling out to our Android and Windows Phone users. We’re introducing new functionality that supports Android Wear and Cortana search integration on each respective platform.

Right on your wrist

Last month, we brought photos to the Apple Watch, and just last week, we released an update to our iOS app that improved the performance when viewing your albums, recent photos, or tagged photos. Now, with this release for Android, we’re integrating with Android Wear devices.

Android wear

With the OneDrive watch face, each time you activate your watch, we’ll show you a great photo from the last 30 days. It’s a fun way to personalize your watch, and new photos will rotate through every month.

“OneDrive search for…”


Finding files in your personal OneDrive with Windows Phone couldn’t be simpler. Now, in available markets, you can just go to Cortana and quickly find that note you jotted down or that beautiful vacation photo. It’s as easy as talking to Cortana and saying, “OneDrive search for Hawaii sunset photos” to find pictures from Hawaii that were automatically recognized as sunsets. Or you could even search for a specific word or phrase that is buried deep within an Office document or PDF.

We hope you enjoy these new features and let us know what you think on UserVoice.

Omar Shahine
Group Program Manager, OneDrive