Google has acquired QuickOffice mobile app, one of the best mobile office applications on any mobile platform. And along with the technology, Google also acquired the QuickOffice team that consists of a very experienced group of people who have been
working on QuickOffice for more than a decade.
QuickOffice is one of the oldest mobile office app has been around since the early days of Symbian. It was one of the first apps that made viewing and editing Office documents possible for those phones that did not have access to Microsoft’s Office suite. As Microsoft’s Windows Phone continues to disappoint in the mobile market, the company is not going to keep Office only for Windows devices and Macs since it doesn’t want to risk losing its dominance in the Office space too.
Lately, Google has been winning many contracts for large businesses and government agencies, that are switching from Microsoft’s Exchange and Office to Gmail, Google Docs and other applications. Google’s apps get the job done, require lesser maintenance and the overall service costs is less than that of Microsoft’s charge. Acquiring QuickOffice will also help to push Android into the enterprise market. Google can now offer a complete featured office app on Android smartphones and tablets that will appeal to masses.
Google has just acquired the company recently so it will take some time till the integration with Google Docs is complete and we see a much better Google Docs app for Android. Till then you can try out the latest version of QuickOffice Pro available in the Play Store. You can download the app for a price of $14.86. To download it directly to your tablet or smartphone, visit the app’s page and simply hit on the Install to begin the download and installation process. The current version of this app is 5.5.209 and it requires Android version 2.0 and up to operate.