Mobile

Microsoft beware: Google brings Quickoffice to Android & the iPhone

When Google bought Quickoffice last year, it was making a very clear play for  the world of enterprise productivity, where Microsoft has traditionally reigned.

quickoffice-androidNow, Google’s pushing that effort forward with versions of Quickoffice for Android and the iPhone, which join the iPad version released last year.

With the app, Android and iPhone users can view, edit, and create Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents, which can be then saved — naturally — in Google Drive.

That, of course, is bad news for Microsoft, which is taking its sweet time about releasing versions of its Office suite for Android and iOS. (Though it’s getting close, maybe.)

As a result, Microsoft is leaving the mobile productivity space wide open, giving companies like Google and CloudOn a chance to step in. Who would have thought that mobile productivity suites could be this exciting?


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