If you are someone who types a lot on Word, scrolls through numbers on an Excel spreadsheet or create presentations on PowerPoint, Microsoft just made it easy for you to continue working with Microsoft Office for Android.
Last year, Microsoft issued a statement saying it “took the next step to bring the productivity of Office to everyone with new Office apps and experiences for the iPhone and iPad, a preview of Office apps for Android tablets, and the ability for customers using these devices to create and edit Office content without a subscription.”
Microsoft has now brought the ability to word of documents, spreadsheets and presentation on your Android mobile device. On a blog post by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office Client Applications and Services team at Microsoft wrote, “Five weeks ago, we announced the Office for Android phone preview. We are so grateful to our preview users, and with their help we were able to test the apps on over 1,900 different Android phone models in 83 countries. During the preview, we heard from thousands of these users, and over the last few weeks we were able to incorporate a lot of their feedback into the apps we’re launching today. For example, we made it easier to connect to other popular third-party storage offerings like Google Drive and Box, as well as many usability adjustments to make it easier to navigate commands within the apps.”
Some of the key features highlighted by Microsoft on the blog are:
On the go reviews and edits – Users can review documents in full fidelity, read comments and then easily add their own.
Presenting from phone
Microsoft claims you can now just carry your mobile phone to a meeting and present wirelessly. PowerPoint for Android phone gives the same transitions, animations and design that you would have on your desktop. You could use inking to highlight important points while presenting.
Quick access to your documents
You can quickly find the document you were working on in the office from your phone. Besides OneDrive, you can also work with documents stored on Dropbox, Google Drive or Box with support for third-party cloud storage providers.
Easy to get
Microsoft has 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.