End of January, Microsoft launched its Office apps for Android tablets. As of today, there is also a final version of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint app for Android smartphones.
In his Office blog, Microsoft has announced the availability of the final version of Word, Excel and PowerPoint for Android smartphones. The release of Android versions of familiar Office programs took place in
several stages: early January there was a preview of the apps for Android tablets, end of January then the final Office apps for the tablet. The preview of the Office apps for smartphones followed in May. Also this version as the final version in the Google play store to download is now available. Since yesterday, there is also an Outlook app, the Notes app OneNote was finished in April.
“In the past twelve months, we have Office from a pure desktop version to a comprehensive and cross-platform solution designed for the mobile life,” Ulrike Grewe, at Microsoft Germany responsible for Office Mobile, commented on this step. The Android offensive is part of the strategy of the company, to offer the Office applications for all popular devices. App versions of Microsoft Office are Android Smartphone and Tablet available currently for iPhone, iPad. With Windows 10 apps for Windows phone and Windows tablets are to follow.
For home users free
The Android apps for tablets and Smartphones is app according to Microsoft to the same universal. The now published version, however, is optimized for use with only one hand and without a keyboard. That the apps allowed only saving in the Microsoft cloud, was met with criticism. Well locations such as dropbox and Google drive can be incorporated in the final version.
The use of apps is free for private use. Commercial use and the use of tablets that are larger than 10.1 inches, require an Office 365 subscription; Office 365 subscribers is reserved for the use of premium features. The apps only to display and print can be used without registration. Office can be established for Android smartphones on devices with at least one GByte RAM and Android from KitKat (4.4.x). (dwi)