Jun 05 AT 11:12 AM Anthony Domanico 24 Comments

Google acquires Quickoffice; Drive enhancements incoming?

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Quickoffice is one of my favorite productivity-oriented Android apps on the market. I regularly turn to the tablet-version of the Quickoffice application to get key tasks done where Google Drive (formerly, Docs) simply doesn’t cut it. Google has announced via the Google Blog today that they have officially acquired Quickoffice, and will be integrating Quickoffice technology into future Google Apps products.

Today, consumers, businesses and schools use Google Apps to get stuff done from anywhere, with anyone and on any device. Quickoffice has an established track record of enabling seamless interoperability with popular file formats, and we'll be working on bringing their powerful technology to our Apps product suite.

Quickoffice has a strong base of users, and we look forward to supporting them while we work on an even more seamless, intuitive and integrated experience.Google

Google will continue to provide Quickoffice’s current customers support via their application, but will likely flip the kill switch at some point after the technology is fully integrated into Google Drive. I, for one, am excited to see what comes out of this acquistion, as Google Drive needs some key improvements if it is to compete with Office products.

Source: Google Blog

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