Today heralds good news for Android users who use Microsoft’s software services. Microsoft is officially launching its suite of Office apps for Android tablets. This includes Word for Android tablets, Excel for Android tablets and PowerPoint for Android tablets. All three apps are now available for free in the Google Play Store and have officially exited their preview testing phase. Standard features are free and Office 365 members will have access to a whole host of premium features.
The second big announcement is that Microsoft is launching a preview version of Outlook for Android. The app is currently in a beta phase, meaning that it will receive rapid updates to squash bugs and tweak features. The app has customizable swipe and gesture functions, allowing each person to make it easiest for them. Outlook for Android supports major email accounts from all sorts of different providers, including Yahoo! and Gmail.
Both apps are significant launches. Schools and businesses around the world use Microsoft’s services and a strong mobile platform is paramount to ensuring a quality experience. Microsoft’s apps have garnered high praise for their powerful features and strong support. Microsoft realizes that if it can’t get enough users to use its mobile OS, it should work to provide the best experience possible for those using other operating systems. And, like many, we’re not complaining.