Google puts pressure on Microsoft, launches #Quickoffice for iPhone and Android
This is interesting and Microsoft needs some competition for sure! Will have to test it and see how it works and how much of a real alternative to MS Office it is!
Computerworld - Google launched its Microsoft Office substitute, Quickoffice, for Apple’s iPhone, Android smartphones and Android tablets, fulfilling a promise made in December.
The release on Tuesday follows the launch of Quickoffice for Apple’s iPad late last year, when a Google executive said that iPhone and Android versions “are on the way.” The move was also preceded by a February announcement that Google was baking the Quickoffice technology into both its Chrome browser and Chrome OS.
The search giant acquired Quickoffice in mid-2012 and rolled the firm’s development team into its Google Apps group. On the iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones and tablets, Quickoffice lets customers view, create and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents.
The new iOS and Android apps are available free to paying customers of Google Apps for Business, a cloud-based suite that costs $50 per user for a one-year subscription.
Customers that don’t subscribe to Google Apps can buy stand-alone apps — Quickoffice Pro for iPhones and Android smartphones, Quickoffice Pro HD for iPads and Android tablets — for $15 and $20, respectively.
Google also boasted that the new apps, as well as the December iPad app, which was updated Tuesday, are now more tightly tied to Google Drive, the search company’s online storage service…
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