August 5, 2013

Microsoft Office Coming to Android Was Inevitable

Last week, the news broke that Android phone users with Office 365 subscriptions can now download Microsoft Office Mobile App, letting them create and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. Office Mobile, of course, has been available for Apple devices, but it is notable that Microsoft has cozied up to Android, an open source platform.

Unlike Google's QuickOffice, which lets Chrome and Chrome OS users work with Microsoft Office files, the Microsoft Office Mobile App offers complete compatibility with Office files so that they look and work like the originals. QuickOffice can run into incompatibilities with complex spreadsheets and the like.

 

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