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Android 4.4 KitKat will ship with Google QuickOffice already pre-installed

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Nov 2013 22:27 User comments (2)

Android 4.4 KitKat will ship with Google QuickOffice already pre-installed Google has announced that Android 4.4 KitKat will ship with the company's own word processing suite, QuickOffice, already pre-installed.
The app, purchased in 2012 by the search giant, allows you to edit Microsoft Office documents, including spreadsheets and presentations.

Before it was acquired, the app sold for up to $9.99 and still had hundreds of thousands of downloads. In December of last year, the company made the app free, as long as you used Google Apps on iPad, iPhone and Android. As of last month, the app is now free to everyone using iOS and Android.

Microsoft offers a version of their market leading Office for Android and iOS, but it requires an Office 365 subscription to use, which is not cheap as it costs at minimum $5 per month.

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2 user comments

13.11.2013 12:13

this is a good move! although im used to kingsoft now :(

23.11.2013 22:00

Originally posted by A5J4DX:
this is a good move! although im used to kingsoft now :(
certainly good but not good enough. these mobile offices (even kingsoft) don't play GIF animations, embedded videos, audios and so on in PPTs, which is a shame. i would get a high-end smartphone right now if a capable office would be there. MS 365 is too expensive.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 03 Nov 2013 @ 22:01

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