skydrive-storageIf you happen to own a Windows Phone 8 device, then you would be pleased to hear that Microsoft has issued a worldwide roll out of the ability for Windows Phone 8 devices to enjoy full resolution photo as well as video backups – and all of those will be stashed away on your SkyDrive account, of course, which has recently seen its subscriber numbers soar from its humble beginnings. This worldwide rollout might play a role in making Windows Phone 8 as a viable mobile operating platform in different countries, as previously, only a few countries were able to upload full-resolution photos and videos to Microsoft’s cloud storage service, at least until today, that is.

Microsoft stated, “As you can imagine, backing up high-res photos and videos involves a lot of data. To ensure we could provide a quality experience in each market, we deliberately took things slow and planned a staged roll out of the feature.” If you have yet to see your Windows Phone 8 device receive this ability, playing the patience card is a good idea since you will just have to wait for a few more days before the update hits your device naturally. You will need to have your smartphone hooked up to a Wi-Fi connection for it to work though.

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