Microsoft launches Office For Android

Global News

Android phone owners can now use an updated version of Microsoft’s Office tools for writing, spreadsheets and slideshows.

The new Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps are designed to provide more functions on small touchscreens. Microsoft released them for Android phones this week in another move to make some of its most popular software tools available to people who don’t use Microsoft’s Windows operating system.

The company had released redesigned versions for Android tablets in January and for iPhones and iPads last year. But Android phone users had only a bare-bones version, except through a limited “preview” of the expanded offering. (Of course, Android device owners have also been able to use competing tools from Google and other app-makers.)


There are still no comparable apps for phones and tablets running Microsoft’s own Windows system, though that will change once Windows 10 gets released next month. As Android phones have had until…

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