Microsoft has launched its highly used Microsoft Office as an app version for Android users on Google Play Store. Almost two months back, this same app version was released on Apple store for making this Omnipresent Microsoft suite to maximum Smartphone users.
Though this app can be downloaded and installed for free on your Android Smartphone and users will be able to open Microsoft word, PowerPoint, and Excel files. But to get the maximum and usable benefits of this app, you would have to sign up with the Microsoft’s Cloud Based Office suite 365 subscription plan.
This newly launched app is identical to the previous app launched in Apple store for iOS platform Smartphone users on June 14th.
Few notable changes that will be seen in this app are, Microsoft has optimized this app for small screen phones running on Android platform. The Microsoft app runs smoothly on Android app, but company has recommended Android tablet users to avail service from the Office web applications, that can be accessed by an internet browser.
A non- discounted (one that doesn’t have a teacher’s or student’s discount) Full-price Microsoft office 365 subscription is available at the price of $99 per year. This fee is reasonably charged as at this price user will be allowed not to just read but edit, create and save host of different types of Office files (Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel). Moreover with this fee, user can also sync these files with the Skydrive, which increases its usability on more devices and can be easily and immediately accessed by Tablets, Notebooks and Smartphones.
While new apps launching every day, Microsoft Company and Developers have taken their time in bringing this app to Android and iOS users. As stated by a number of sources, they were in fact double minded, whether to launch the app or not.
Still, newly announcements by both Google and Apple company about Cloud- based free productivity suites look like to force the company’s hand.