In the Mobile-First world that we are now living in, its not hard to see how fast technology is becoming more accessible to millions of people around the world and how the big tech giants are leading the way.
In the mobile space, we witnessed the great hardware war that played out over the past 5 years, creating a few clear winners and many miserable losers, ending up with a 3 horse race comprising Apple, Samsung and Blackberry Nokia. Now the software the following the mobile devices. Microsoft clearly walking the talk on its cross platform support strategy has now launched its android version of Microsoft Office software.
The Office apps offer support for a variety of common tasks, including the ability to review and edit files while on the go, presenting PowerPoint presentations from your phone, and quickly pulling up documents even when they’re stored on competing services like Google Drive, Dropbox or Box. The apps are free to use provided you have a free Microsoft account, but a number of extra features aimed at power users can be unlocked with an Office 365 subscription.
The release represents yet another move by Microsoft to fully embrace its cross-platform strategy when it comes to its software. Office was once tied largely to Windows PCs, but the company today is working to make sure its flagship productivity suite works anywhere its users are – even on competitors’ OS’s. Word for Android, Excel for Android and PowerPoint for Android are live now on Google Play. Why don’t you go ahead and download!