Microsoft has rolled out an update to the SharePoint app for Android that brings much improved access to communication sites in your enterprise deployment. The update, version 1.8.1 for those keeping score at home, now brings access to SharePoint that, to this point, has pretty much been limited to the desktop. With this update, the app actually makes using the sites in your corporate SharePoint accessible and usable.
Within the app, you can now view pages, news, navigation and search with this update. That means it is much easier to find content from various sites within your enterprise while you are on the go.
If you have used the previous build of the app, you’ll find the navigation within the app improved and the search feature is excellent. In addition to the new access, there are a lot of bug fixes and performance improvements that generally improve the snappiness of the app.
Much like Microsoft Teams, if you want to use the SharePoint app on your Android phone, you will have to associate the app with your corporate SharePoint deployment – be it on premise or through your Enterprise Office 365 account. The app itself is free in the Play Store.