Microsoft Office apps arrive for free on Android smartphones (finally)


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Don’t own an iPhone or Windows Phone, but rely on Microsoft’s Office for writing, building presentations and crunching numbers? No problem.

Microsoft’s venerable suite of applications, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel, is finally making its way onto smartphones powered by Google’s Android mobile operating system, Microsoft said Wednesday.

Maybe best of all, the apps — like their counterparts on Android tablets and devices running Apple’s iOS operating system — are free to download.Office in Android

Microsoft first made its Office suite available for Android tablets in February and announced a preview of the smartphone versions in May. The apps look and work much like the software designed for Apple’s iPads and iPhones, meaning you can edit Word documents and wirelessly run PowerPoint presentations from your phone. Unlocking more mobile features and using the software’s desktop versions requires an annual subscription to Office 365. That last part is core to CEO Satya Nadella’s…

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