25 June 2015

Word, Excel and Powerpoint are now on Android phones

Source: Microsoft.

Microsoft has announced the general availability of Word, Excel and PowerPoint for Android phones today. The apps offer the touch-optimised Office experience currently available on Android tablets, but with a user interface redesigned for a smaller screen.

Word, Excel and PowerPoint for Android phone join Outlook, OneNote and OneDrive for Android, and the company says this launch completes the Office experience on Android devices.

Like Office for iOS and for Android tablets, the core viewing, creating and editing experience is available for free. With an Office 365 subscription, users will be able to access subscription-only benefits such as more robust editing and authoring features; 1TB of OneDrive storage and 60 minutes of Skype unlimited worldwide calling per month.
Key features of Office apps for Android phones include:

· Familiar Office experience: Documents have formatting and content in the right places. The navigation and menu options in the ribbon are placed at the bottom of the screen within reach of thumbs.

· Access documents quickly: Create, open, edit and save files in the cloud from an Android phone for access anywhere and anytime. OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, and SharePoint are supported.

· Work together: Share ideas, insights, presentations with tracked changes and comments. Share the documents by emailing a hyperlink or attachment.

· Easy to get: Microsoft has partnered with over 30 global, regional and local OEMs such as Samsung, Sony, LG and others to preload the apps on Android devices. Many of these devices will be landing in retail stores later this year.


To download Office for Android phone, visit the Google Play* store or check out the Office blog here.

*Word, Excel, PowerPoint apps are available in the following app stores in China: Tencent, Baidu, Xiaomi, CMCC, and through the Samsung Galaxy Store worldwide.