9to5Google reached out to Microsoft about this matter, and a spokesperson for the company responded with the following message -This certainly is a bummer to hear as the Office apps for Android are incredibly feature-rich and are great productivity tools, but Microsoft was quick to release an official statement on the matter to reassure us that we shouldn't let this news get us too bummed out.
So, if you're a frequent user of Microsoft Office and were worried that it wasn't working while testing out the beta for Chrome OS, you can rest easy knowing that you'll be covered once the operating system exists the beta stage. Even with this said though, it is worth keeping in mind that you'll need to be an Office 365 subscriber in order to access all of the features that the Office apps have to offer. As per the rules that Microsoft has set, any device with a screen of 10.1-inches or larger (basically any Chromebook) will not be able to edit, print, or create any sort of files or documents unless they are a paying subscriber for the service. However, if you're already a frequent user of the Office mobile apps, it's likely that you do subscribe to Office 365.