Microsoft started testing Office android application back in November and finally, after 3 months of testing, it is now available on play store for all android users. By keeping the needs of android users in mind Microsoft has merged its office applications in one application making it all-in-one unified office application.
This unified office application includes Excel, Word, Powerpoint and more. With this app, we can create documents, spreadsheets, presentations, notes, scan documents, convert an image or document to PDF, generate excel tables form images, extract text from images, add signatures to a pdf. We can also transfer files from phone to computer and also to cloud.
Microsoft first had released its office applications separately as Microsoft Word, Excel, Lens, and more single apps, but now has merged them into one. Making it more convenient and handy. No need to install 10 apps when you can do all the tasks with just one app.
Microsoft Office for Android Requirements and Compatibility
Microsoft Office for Android application requires a minimum of android 6.0 with 1 GB of ram and 400mb free storage space. The application takes much less space than all the applications installed separately. It is compatible with all the android phones that have android 6.0 or higher.
Unfortunately, it is not yet available for Tablets and Chromebooks. There hasn’t been any announcement for the support for Tablets and Chromebooks. While the old Word, PowerPoint, and Excel apps work very well on large-screen devices, including Chromebooks, the new app is locked to portrait mode and has no tablet-specific UI.
Official Introduction Video form Microsoft
Microsoft Office for IOS
Sorry Boss! The IOS version of the applications is nowhere to be seen right now. There hasn’t been any official announcement from Microsoft for the IOS version. Maybe in future Microsoft will release all-in-one unified office applications for IOS users too but right now it is only for android phone users and not even for tablets and Chromebooks.
You can download Microsoft Office for Android now from the Google Play Store.