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Microsoft Office Mobile arrives to Android phones, but not tablets

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Microsoft Office Mobile arrives to Android phones, but not tablets
More than a month ago, Microsoft launched its Office Mobile application for iPhone, and now finally it has arrived on Android’s Google Play. The application itself is free, but it requires a paid Office 365 subscription.

Microsoft’s Android application looks pretty much identical to the iPhone one, with modern clean visuals. It brings an optimized version of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and allows you to create documents and stylesheets.

If you do have an Office 365 subscription it would definitely be a no-brainer as it supports all sorts of formatting and you can both view and edit your documents on the go. All that formatting is fairly basic, though, and deeper options are not available.

The Android Office application however comes with one huge downside - it does not work on tablets. We don’t know whether this is a coincidence or something that’s deliberate given how quickly tablets replace traditional Windows based computers. Microsoft currently does not have any plans to bring the app to Android tablets.

The Office app makes a debut in the US Play store today and is coming to 117 additional markets with 33 new languages over the coming days.

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