Google Releases Quickoffice for iPhone, Android

Google Apps for Business users can now edit Microsoft Office files using Quickoffice on iPhone and Android, the company announced today.

Already available on the iPad, the tool is made for people who use Google’s office products to be able to receive Microsoft files such as Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and Powerpoint presentations from those who don’t. The files are stored in Google Drive.

When Google acquired Quickoffice in June 2012, it seemed like the productivity suite would compete directly with Microsoft’s Windows 8, which made its own office suite more social and moved it the into the cloud.

While it certainly does this, even Google had to admit that ”not everyone you work with has gone Google yet.” Wisely, the company has made the platform flexible to keep its current users happy.

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