Word, Excel, PowerPoint available for free on Android smartphones

By dkpope
Jun 25, 2015
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  1. microsoft office android

    Android users, take note: Microsoft Office apps are now available for free on your smartphones. In a blog post on Wednesday, Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office Client Applications and Services team, made the annoucement that Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for Android phone join the same apps for tablet that were released in February.

    Back in May, Microsoft previewed the Office for Android phone apps. Select users, on over 1,900 different phone models in 83 countries, got to try out the apps first hand and give feedback that Microsoft took into account.

    "For example, we made it easier to connect to other popular third-party storage offerings like Google Drive and Box, as well as many usability adjustments to make it easier to navigate commands within the apps," Koenigsbauer said.

    Don't worry about having to learn a new version of the software - the apps fuction and look much like the software used on other devices. This means you can review and edit on the go and present straight from your phone. There is quick access to documents as you switch from office to phone to tablet (it even shows where you were last working.) Third-party cloud storage providers are supported to make sharing easy. If you're looking to buy a new Android phone later this year, the apps will be preloaded on the device.

    "The goal of these apps is to make sure that as people think about working, creating and doing, they think of Office as the default," Ebun Onagoruwa, a Microsoft product manager told Cnet.

    The apps are free, but using the software's desktop iterations and accessing more mobile features requires an annual subscription to Office 365. Microsoft is hopeful that using the apps will incentivize people to buy the whole subscription so they can move between phone, tablet and laptop seamlessly.

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  2. ferhat0070

    ferhat0070 TS Rookie

    Wps office better than this
  3. DJMIKE25

    DJMIKE25 TS Booster Posts: 151   +47

    Not a very useful statement. You could explain why......
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,352   +1,945

    Nice. A couple of years ago I woulda been all over it paying the sub but nowadays I don't need Office much anymore so having it free doesn't hurt at all, the free version is all I need.
  5. Have had Google Docs for years
    dkpope likes this.
  6. The app is not available on Store in Vietnam. We have to install via APK.
  7. ferhat0070

    ferhat0070 TS Rookie

    there are lots of thinks and its depens on what you need you can check
  8. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 638   +56

    M$ feeling the pinch of free alternative officeware? hmmm...
    Farhad Ahmad and dkpope like this.
  9. dkpope

    dkpope TS Addict Topic Starter Posts: 207   +9

    Same here!
    Farhad Ahmad likes this.
  10. Zahid Iqbal1

    Zahid Iqbal1 TS Rookie Posts: 25

    I prefer to use windows phone office. It is nicely handled
  11. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    It wouldn't be so bad if when they did sell it wasn't always 100+ dollars. Giving it away for free is a spit in the face for anyone that has paid. MS doesn't need to give it away for free, they simply need to rethink their pricing across the board.

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