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After an announcement last year, Microsoft has lived up to its word and has released its Office suite for Android tablets (not phones).
The complete apps include Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, which can be downloaded for free from the Play Store, while a preview version of Microsoft Outlook is also out.
The Office Suite has been one of Microsoft’s most profitable products and Android users have been looking forward to an official release. If you have had a look at the iOS version, Microsoft Office on Android looks and works virtually the same way because both share the same code base.
If you hadn’t noticed, beta versions of Microsoft’s Office apps were released for Android tablets last year and now the full versions are available across major mobile platforms. These will allow you to perform basic editing functions on your Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents, but if you want full features, you will need an Office 365 subscription.
Moreover, the Office apps only support tablets and the minimum requirements include a 7-inch screen and Android 4.4 KitKat. Reportedly users with Android 5.0 Lollipop have also been able to run Office on Android, but it’s not officially supported by Microsoft.
Have you been waiting for Microsoft Office to be available on Android? Will you be using it on your tablets? And most importantly, will be you be getting an Office 365 subscription to get premium office features? Do share your feedback and thoughts by commenting below.
PS: Yes, the Microsoft Outlook preview is much like the Acompli email app, because the former acquired the latter and Acompli is now Outlook.