Microsoft today announced the availability of Office for Android devices. Office Mobile for Android phones is available in the U.S.
today and Office 365 subscribers will be able to download the app from the Google Play store and activate it. Microsoft is releasing this app to
providing additional value for Office 365 subscribers.
Features in Office for Android:
Office Mobile is the official companion to Microsoft Office. Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents look great on your phone, thanks to support for charts, animations, SmartArt Graphics, and shapes. When you make edits or add comments to a document, the formatting and layout remain intact. When you return to your PC or Mac, your document looks like it should.
Office Mobile is designed for people on the go. We made it easy to access your Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents in the cloud on SkyDrive or SkyDrive Pro. When you’re on your phone, you’ll see the list of documents you recently opened on your computer in the Recent Documents panel–no searching needed. And of course, you can view and edit documents you receive in email.
Office Mobile has been optimized for the small screen of your phone so you can get things done efficiently. When reviewing Word documents, the Resume Reading feature takes you to the exact point in the document where you left off on your PC so you don’t waste time searching. The new Slide Navigator lets you browse through PowerPoint presentations fast while Speaker Notes help you practice on the run.
Edit documents and share them right from your phone. You can review comments in Word and Excel documents on your phone and add your own. When you’re done, you can save the file back to SkyDrive or SkyDrive Pro or just send it as an email attachment.
With the release of Office for Android and iOS devices, Windows Phone has lost the exclusivity of one of its killer app. However, you need to buy a full Office subscription to enjoy Office on other platforms as opposed to Windows Phone where it comes pre-installed for free.