Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has been a bit late in providing a quality application of its Cloud Drive to use with the OS X operating system by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for desktop computers. Granted, the desktop might be going the way of the do-do bird in some respects, but Amazon had been using Java as the underpinning of its Cloud Drive application, which had made it incompatible with Apple’s trademark desktop OS.
Finally, though, it was announced this week that Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) had finally solved the mystery and has launched an application that will allow users to sync their Amazon Cloud account from a Macintosh desktop across all their registered devices. Amazon’s Cloud Drive is set up in a similar fashion as Dropbox, Google Drive and SkyDrive by Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), which allows for saving important documents and photo and video files in the cloud and allowing for users with an account to access the itesm in the cloud from any device that has a connection to the Internet.
Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) might be catching up with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) desktops, but as of yet the Cloud Drive app is not currently available on the iOS for iPads and iPhones, which means that Dropbox or Google Drive are remaining the best alternatives for now. What the iDevice users are missing is Amazon’s free 5 gigabytes of cloud storage – which is more than what most other cloud services offer. While Amazon revealed this OS X compatibility, there is no word yet if an iOS app is in the works or if a release date is coming.
What are your thoughts about Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) and its Cloud Drive service? Are you a user? Why do you think Amazon is slow to make its service compatible with Apple devices? Does this hurt the service’s growth? Do you care, or does this matter much? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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