Microsoft Office Mobile goes free for Android smartphones
There is a catch, though - it only runs on smartphones. If the app detects you are working on a tablet, it will refuse to install. That's unfortunate, because even 5 to 5.5-inch smartphone displays still feel somewhat small for comfortable document editing. But we assume owners of the Xperia Z Ultra and similar tablet-phones will be pretty happy with Office Mobile.
MS's mobile Office suite is integrated with OneDrive and SharePoint, supports editing of documents from e-mail attachments, and is designed to look as good as possible on small screens. A particularly nifty feature is Resume Reading - When opening a Word document from OneDrive or OneDrive for Business on your phone, it automatically resumes at the place where you left off reading, even if you last viewed the document on your PC or tablet. It's little gems like this that make Office work more comfortable than ever.
You can find Office Mobile in the link below.
Download Office Mobile (free): Android
3. vincelongman (Posts: 1615; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
It's quite nice but there are still several things missing from the desktop version (as on iOS, WP and RT/Metro) such as no equations and can't open or edit PDFs
Also you don't have to use OneDrive
1. Open it from a file explorer
2. Or open from Dropbox app (should work with other cloud backup apps as well)
(might not work if your default is set to OpenOffice/another app, in that case just set MS Office as your default)
6. vincelongman (Posts: 1615; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
Edit: Its sad that you can only save to OneDrive, not everyone has internet all the time
19. elitewolverine (Posts: 1952; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
It will save to the device then upload when you get net
4. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 776; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)
There are times when having lots of choice (which in this case is office apps) can be overwhelming
5. the_s2 (Posts: 211; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
Shows as not compatible with Xperia Z Ultra.
11. luis.d (Posts: 202; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)
Really? I guess Microsoft pulls no punches.
15. Ikechukwu (Posts: 147; Member since: 03 Oct 2011)
I Just downloaded the apk file. IT WORKS!!!!
7. papss (unregistered)
Done.. I'll be downloading this when my new one comes in. Quick office who?
10. buccob (Posts: 1548; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
Quick office is not bad, but the best alternative so far has been Kingsoft Office. It has by far the most features
8. ianbbaa (Posts: 217; Member since: 20 Mar 2013)
Hancom office is great replacement on tablet even a phone...although it is bind to Note Pro 12,2 only, some of us know hot to run it on other devices - hopefully Hancom will release offcially for other non-Samsung devices as well.
9. buccob (Posts: 1548; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
"There is a catch, though - it only runs on smartphones. If the app detects you are working on a tablet, it will refuse to install"
Not if you happen to have a PadFone... Install in phone mode, and use in both phone and tablet.
13. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Is this like a peace offering from MS? Nice...
14. papss (unregistered)
Its a good move.. Are you complaining or being genuine?
20. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
I thought me saying...Nice....woulda been enough...
16. Liveitup (Posts: 1511; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Quick office growth just hit a road block with MS making this move.
17. isprobi (Posts: 221; Member since: 30 May 2011)
I went to this Play Store link on my Sony Xperia Z Ultra running 4.4.2 and it says your device isn't compatible with this version. What's up with that?
18. k1ng617 (Posts: 264; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)
Documentstogo has been my go to for Office apps on Android.
21. akita256 (Posts: 80; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)
I downloaded to my Galaxy S4 and started to use it after signing in with my OneDrive ID and password. When I was through and wanted to sign off, I could not find a way to sign off. Going into SETTINGS, I found there was no SIGN OFF like there is in OneDrive. I tried just backing out, but found my ID and password did not close. I could click on the icon to reload the app and found there was open access to my files........and anybody who found my phone would have access to them as well.
Does anybody know how to sign-out of this app so that access to your files is closed?? As for now, I just uninstalled the app.
22. networkdood (Posts: 6311; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
While this is good for us, Microsoft stinks at maintaining its app - just look at Halo Waypoint or the XBOX Smartglass apps...
23. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 344; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)
Not compatible with my galaxy mega 6.3 :(. It is classed as a phone. It runs phone apps by default except for ms office :(
24. jhattara (Posts: 33; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
If you want this to work on a tablet, get a PadFone. Portrait mode only though.