Microsoft Office Now Available On Android


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In June, Microsoft finally released Office Mobile for iOS after months of rumors and speculation. What about Android though? Microsoft has heard your cries, and have decided to finally bring Office to Google's mobile OS.

Microsoft released Office Mobile for Office 365 on the Play Store this morning for all those Android users that can't bring themselves to use Google Docs on Drive. As the name implies, you must have an Office 365 subscription to use the app. The app is also only available to those running Android 4.0 or later.

If you fit within the small demographic above, you can look forward to the following features:

Access documents from virtually anywhere:

  • Cloud – With your phone, you can access Office
    documents that are stored on SkyDrive, SkyDrive Pro, or SharePoint.
  • Recent Documents – Office Mobile is cloud-connected. The documents you’ve recently viewed on your computer are readily available on your phone in the recent documents panel.
  • Email Attachments – You can view and edit Office documents attached to email messages.
  • Office documents look stunning:

  • Great-Looking Documents - Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents look great on your phone, thanks to support for charts, animations, SmartArt Graphics, and shapes.
  • Optimized for phone - Word, Excel and PowerPoint have been optimized for the small screen of your phone.
  • Resume Reading - When opening a Word document from SkyDrive or SkyDrive Pro on your phone, it automatically resumes at the place where you left off reading, even if you last viewed the document on your PC or tablet.
  • Presentation Views - The Slide Navigator view in PowerPoint lets you browse slides faster, while speaker notes help you practice your presentation.
  • If you find yourself salivating over the prospect of editing a spreadsheet on your Android device, you can grab it here.