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News hardware & software 18 February 2020, 09:44

author: Adrian Werner

Microsoft Office for Android - Word, Excel and PowerPoint in One App

Mobile Microsoft Office, an Android app that combines the functionality of Word, Excel and PowerPoint, made its debut on Google Play. Unfortunately, it leaves much to be desired when it comes to working on tablets.

The application is currently only available on Android. The iOS version is on schedule, but we don't know when it will be released.

Microsoft has released the full version of the Office movile appfor Android. It combines the functions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint, which were previously only available as separate apps. The release on iOS hasn't debuted yet, but it's only a matter of time. Unfortunately, it is not yet known exactly when the product will be released on Apple devices.

Testing of the mobile Microsoft Office started at the beginning of last year, and in November the early version was made available to the general public. But then the tests have once again went into the closed phase again.

The application was designed exclusively for phones, which means that its functioning on tablets and chromebooks leaves much to be desired. Mobile Microsoft Office only works in portrait mode and does not offer any interface modifications for large screens.

Previously, Microsoft, just like Google with its Docs, divided the functionality of its office suite into a number of separate mobile applications, such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint. These programs are still available, which is all the more important because, unlike the Android Microsoft Office, they are well adapted to work on large screens.

We don't know at the moment whether the creators are planning to remove Word, Excel and PowerPoint mobile apps from distribution. It is also unknown whether Office will gain better functionality on tablets in the future. Android Police asked Microsoft about the matter, but only received an answer that for the time being the company is not ready to share any information on these topics.

  1. Microsoft Office on Google Play
  2. Microsoft - official website

Adrian Werner

Adrian Werner

A true veteran of the Gamepressure newsroom, writing continuously since 2009 and still not having enough. He caught the gaming bug thanks to playing on his friend's ZX Spectrum. Then he switched to his own Commodore 64, and after a short adventure with 16-bit consoles, he forever entrusted his heart to PC games. A fan of niche productions, especially adventure games, RPGs and games of the immersive sim genre, as well as a mod enthusiast. Apart from games, he devourers stories in every form - books, series, movies, and comics.