Download MS Office for Android for free now! Microsoft removed the “preview” label from its Office apps for Android smartphones on Wednesday, declaring the latest release of its productivity suite officially ready for prime time. Don’t own an iPhone or Windows Phone, but rely on Microsoft’s Office for writing, building presentations and crunching numbers? No problem. Microsoft’s venerable suite of applications, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel, is finally making its way onto smartphones powered by Google’s Android mobile operating system, Microsoft said Wednesday.
Those of you with Android phones can download the apps now, no problem. But if that’s still too much work for you and you plan on getting a new phone soon, you are in luck. The plan is for Microsoft Office to soon become a fixture in Android smartphones, as Microsoft is partnering with over thirty phone distributors to make that happen later in 2015. These include LG, Samsung, and Sony.
The Microsoft Office apps can be downloaded for free on your Android device. No doubt about it. With this free app, you can edit documents, as well as deliver presentations. If you have OneDrive, you can access your files through there, but thanks to more partnering, you can use other existing apps you may have to access these documents, such as Google Drive or Dropbox. So it’s safe to say the most basic functions you need for Microsoft Office are totally free of charge. But there are additional functions available, and if you want them, you’ll have to subscribe to their Office 365 service. And that’s less free.
“We heard from thousands of these users,” Microsoft corporate vice president Kirk Koenigsbauer wrote in a public statement, “and over the last few weeks we were able to incorporate a lot of their feedback into the apps we’re launching today.”
Though the current version might not work with the older versions of Android still you can download on all Android devices above Gingerbread OS.