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This article was published on June 24, 2015


Microsoft’s new Word, Excel and PowerPoint Android apps are now available to download

Microsoft’s new Word, Excel and PowerPoint Android apps are now available to download
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Microsoft has released new versions of its Office creation tools for Android smartphones.

Today’s releases include three of the key elements of Office – namely, Word, PowerPoint and Excel – and for light users, they are free to use. If you want to unlock all the features though, you’ll need an Office 365 subscription.

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As you might expect, each of the apps has been specifically designed with smartphones in mind. For example, you’ll find the familiar Word and PowerPoint options, but the controls have been specifically placed to enable one-hand use.

In November last year, Microsoft announced its change in charging strategy for its iOS and Android mobile apps. An Android tablet app has been available since early 2015.

Microsoft’s new Office apps are now generally available for Android phones [ZDNet]

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