Microsoft Word for Android has been installed over 500 million times

Microsoft Word for Android has been installed over 500 million times
Microsoft Word for Android has become the first app offered up by Microsoft since Skype to have been installed over 500 million times. That tops other Microsoft apps for Android such as the Excel spreadsheet, the Outlook email consolidator and the OneNote digital note taker (more than 100 million installations each). While many of the features that a casual Word user would need are free, you do need a subscription to Office 365 for the full Word experience.

A Subscription to Office 365 for personal use is $69.99 for a year, or $6.99 a month. The whole house (up to 5 users) can be hooked up for $99.99 a year, or $9.99 a month. With the subscription, you get full versions of apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher (PC only) and Access (PC only). As far as Word for Android is concerned, signing up with Office 365 will allow you to use these features:

  • Track and review changes
  • Change page orientation
  • Insert page and section breaks
  • Highlight table cells with custom color shading
  • Enable columns in page layout
  • Customize headers and footers for different pages
  • Apply more colors for formatting
  • Add and modify chart elements
  • Use IRM-protected file support
Again, for most Android users, the free version will cover your mobile word processing needs. There are also in-app purchases available. If you haven't installed Microsoft Word on your mobile Android flavored device, you can do so by clicking on the sourcelink below.

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16 Comments

1. scarface21173

Posts: 659; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Bloatware on my samsung phone, i dont want or need it.

4. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3123; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Either Samsung allows the Microsoft apps on their devices or they have to pay royalties to Microsoft to use Android. Easy financial choice for Samsung and it sends a loud and clear message to their users - we don't give a flying f**k if you like the bloatware or not.

6. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

True. That was the settlement deal for infringing on Microsoft patents.

2. Farcaster

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 16, 2018

No kidding. It's installed by default on Samsung phones.

10. SaRPeR

Posts: 141; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

It is NOT installed. It is only an icon tapping it launches the Play Store.

3. sun0066

Posts: 266; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

No in the unlocked version

5. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Samsung forced it on Samsung owners. I think it was part of a settlement deal over Samsung's infringement on Microsoft's patents. Recently, Samsung also forced installed Facebook through an update on Samsung phones. How I wish One Plus 6 did not have a notch.

11. SaRPeR

Posts: 141; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Actually, there aren't any Microsoft apps installed on Samsung phones they are only icons tapping them launches Play Store.

13. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3123; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

My Galaxy Tab S2 and S3 had them pre-installed (and working) as well as my Galaxy Notes 4, 5 and my current S8+. It may be different in certain regions but US models had them.

7. gdawilson

Posts: 299; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

Does that number reflect pre-installed (bloatware) too? Luckily I was able to disable Microsoft's Office apps on my tablet. Not so luckily about LG's crappy apps

8. Vokilam

Posts: 1181; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

I tried both on my ipad. MS word and Pages. And on a tablet (or touch screen) Pages with less features does seem easier to use and still gets the job done. Not sure how either one to use on a phone without being annoyed though. Phones are too small for this (maybe just a quick edit and print, but truly create something from scratch has to be iPad or PC for me.

9. hopper

Posts: 74; Member since: May 08, 2017

Title must be "Microsoft Word for Android has been PRE-installed over 500 million Phones"

12. SaRPeR

Posts: 141; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Why does everyone think Microsoft apps are pre-installed on Samsung phones ? I have a Samsung phone and they are NOT installed. They are only icons. When you look at them at settings on the installed apps list you can see them as 0,0 kb.

14. YeahYeah

Posts: 250; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

more like forced to us. but i use them

15. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

Microsoft Office apps are the originals. So nothing can beat them. Similar to Adobe Reader app

16. path45th

Posts: 402; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

I find Pages by Apple way better than Office and totally free. I haven’t bothered to use Office for ages. The Office DVD is being rotten somewhere in my loft.

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