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While iPhone and Windows Phone and tablet users have enjoyed full Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Android phone fans had to get along with Google Docs, if they were Office 365 subscribers then it was Office Mobile. On Thursday the company ultimately put an end to this inequality with the launch of phone-compatible MS office apps on the Google Play store. They're free, anyone having a device with at least 1GB of RAM and Android 4.4 KitKat can download and use these apps.
As you might expect, each of the apps has been specifically designed with smartphones in mind. For instance, you’ll find the Word and PowerPoint options, but the controls have been specifically placed to enable one-hand use. The US software giant has applications tailored for use on Android-powered tablets as well as on Apple iPhones or iPads. Microsoft's belief is that having the applications on major mobile platforms will convince more people to subscribe to its online services.
Microsoft is about bringing its primary office software across all platforms as part of the company’s strategy to reach more users no matter what device they’re using. Now Microsoft is working to pre-load the Office apps on upcoming phones from manufacturers such as LG, Samsung, and Sony.