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Microsoft Office for Android smartphones now available

Microsoft announced the general availability of Word, Excel and PowerPoint for Android smartphones.

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The technology giant said that these apps offer the same touch-optimized Office experience currently available on Android tablets, but with a UI thoughtfully redesigned for a smaller screen.

“Word, Excel and PowerPoint for Android phone join other great experiences we’ve delivered for the Android platform including Outlook, OneNote and OneDrive, and signal our final step in completing the Office experience on Android devices.” the company said in a statement.

Key features of Office apps for Android Smartphones according to Microsoft:

  • Familiar and consistent Office experience: The Office apps combine the familiar look, feel and quality of Office with a touch-friendly experience designed for Android phones. Documents open and render beautifully, with all formatting and content in the right place. In addition, familiar navigation and menu options in the ribbon are placed at the bottom of the screen within reach of your thumbs so you can easily review and edit documents on your Android phone.
  • Do great work – anywhere, anytime: With these new apps, you can be productive anywhere.  Read, review, and make edits on-the-go.  Turn numbers into insights with easy insertion of charts, text and tables in Excel. Tell your story on-the-go with PowerPoint – review, make quick edits and even present right from your phone. Reflow documents in Word to make them easier to read and navigate.
  • Access your documents quickly: Create, open, edit and save files in the cloud from your Android phone so you can access them anywhere and anytime you need them. OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, and SharePoint are all available to you.
  • Work together: Share ideas, insights, presentations with others right from your phone. It’s easy to track changes, comment and mark-up docs so everybody knows the thinking behind the edits. Share your documents with others by simply emailing a hyperlink or attachment.

Just like Office for iOS and Android tablet, the core viewing, creating and editing experience on Office for Android smartphones 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.

[Download]– Microsoft Word for Android
[Download]– Microsoft Excel for Android
[Download]– Microsoft PowerPoint for Android

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