MS Office Mobile Goes To Android Phones

The sales of smart mobile devices are now at an all-time high as more and more people are making the switch from bulky PCs and notebooks to thin and portable tablets and smartphones. And as consumers flock to these handheld devices, software vendors are now clamouring to get their products to mobile. One particular brand that has slowly migrated its products to mobile is Microsoft with its…

 
  • Doesn’t support Android Tablets
  • Integrated with Microsoft’s Cloud Storage
  • Office 365 subscription

The sales of smart mobile devices are now at an all-time high as more and more people are making the switch from bulky PCs and notebooks to thin and portable tablets and smartphones. And as consumers flock to these handheld devices, software vendors are now clamouring to get their products to mobile.

One particular brand that has slowly migrated its products to mobile is Microsoft with its Office suite. Today, the Redmond company is brining Microsoft Office to Android phones. With Office Mobile, users will be able to use Word, Excel and PowerPoint anywhere when they need it using either Sky Drive or SkyDrive Pro.

Surprisingly, the suite of apps is not compatible with Android tablets. According to Microsoft, they have designed Office Mobile to fit the small screen of mobile phones. Sharing functionality is also built-in into the apps so users can easily save and share their work.

The app is now free to download on Google Play for Office 365 subscribers. For those who don’t have a subscription yet, a free 30-day Office 365 trial is available at www.office.com. 

Update: Upon checking, the Office Mobile for Office 365 subscribers are not available for Australia at the moment. According to a Microsoft representative, the app will be made available in Australia within the next several weeks.

 

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