All Android users with devices running Android 4.4 KitKat or later can now head over to Google Play to download the Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for free. Users can sign-in with a free Microsoft account to create or edit docs. A qualifying Office 365 subscription is required to unlock the full Office experience, notes Microsoft. These also come with in-app purchases.
Android users in China can also download Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps from the following app stores – Tencent, Baidu, Xiaomi, CMCC, and through the Samsung Galaxy Store worldwide.
“Today I’m pleased to announce the general availability of the new Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for Android phone. These join our previously released Office apps for Android tablets to complete the Office experience for the millions of Android users around the world,” said Kirk Koenigsbauer, CVP Office Client Applications and Services at Microsoft.
- On the go reviews and edits – I often need to squeeze in quick reviews in between appointments during the day. I can review documents in full fidelity, read comments and then easily add my own.
- Presenting from my phone – I love just bringing my phone to a meeting to present wirelessly. PowerPoint for Android phone gives me the same transitions, animations and design that I would have from my desktop, and I can even use inking to highlight important points while presenting.
- Quick access to my documents – I can quickly find the document I was working on in the office from my phone. It even shows me where I was last working. Additionally, while I am a faithful OneDrive user, I can also access documents stored in Dropbox, Google Drive or Box with our support for third-party cloud storage providers.
- Easy to get – We’ve partnered with over 30 global, regional and local OEMs such as Samsung, Sony, LG and many more, to pre-load these apps on Android devices. Many of these devices will be landing in retail stores later this year.