The new home screen includes quick access to recent files and offline files, and the On This Day feature on OneDrive that reminds you of your old photos.
Support for the Samsung Motion Photos feature is also included in this update, allowing Samsung phone owners to play back photos captured with this feature in the OneDrive app or online.
These photos work like Apple’s Live Photos and take a still photo along with several seconds of video and audio before capturing.
Microsoft says: The operation of the Samsung Motion Photos feature is being rolled out in all parts of the world and requires an Android version or later.
In addition, Microsoft has brought support for playing 8K videos via compatible Samsung phones, such as: the new Galaxy S21 or S20 last year.
And while you were previously able to store 8K videos via OneDrive, the service now supports playing them across compatible screens and devices.
It may be more tempting to store 8K videos via Microsoft’s cloud storage service, especially when OneDrive now supports files up to 250GB.
And when sharing a Motion Photo to OneDrive, the recipient can play back Motion Photo if they view it via OneDrive for Android or the web version of the cloud storage service.
The new OneDrive update for Android focuses a lot on Samsung phones, and is an example of the ongoing partnership between Samsung and Microsoft.
Both companies are working on a variety of ways to integrate Microsoft software and services into Samsung phones, and there is also a cloud gaming partnership through xCloud.
This will likely be the biggest update Google Drive competitor has seen in some time, with some of the look and feel of many similar cloud storage services on the market.