Microsoft makes Office apps for Android smartphones available




Microsoft Office apps Word, Excel and PowerPoint after a preview period officially released for users of Android smartphones. The apps are free, but the functionality is required a subscription to Office 365.

Microsoft has the preview stamp of Word , Excel and PowerPoint removed and the apps in the Play Store made ‚Äč‚Äčavailable to everyone. The launch follows the rollout of the preview versions in mid-May, while in January, though the only version with Android tablets appeared .

According to Microsoft, the apps at the preview on 1900 different Android devices tested in 83 countries. Based on feedback the company would have decided the connection to storage services to third parties such as Google Drive and Box, improve.

Microsoft makes the apps available documents display and adjust and presentations to show from the Android phone. Office 365 is required for enhanced functionality, such as creating and editing on tablets with a screen larger than 10.1 inches. Many manufacturers of Android smartphones, such as Samsung, LG and Sony, put all the apps from the factory on certain devices.

The apps follow it launched two years ago Office Mobile on Android and requires Android 4.4 or later versions for installation.


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