In an attempt to ask for a feedback, Microsoft has released the preview of Office for Android smartphone users. The software maker has asked the android phone users to have an early look and help them to improve Office on Android smartphones before its final launch, by providing feedbacks.
The users can join the Office for Android community and start a test on their phones by downloading the app. To test phones must have Android Kitkat 4.4 or higher and at least 1 GB of RAM. The MS Office for android preview gives access to users to create, open, edit and share files through cloud or through services like Sharepoint, One drive, Dropbox, Google Drive and Box.
The Office app for android phones also allows users to track changes, comment and markup documents while you share it with others just like Google docs. In competing with Google Docs, Office would be available for all the mobile operating systems thus expanding its base to Android phones. The Report suggests that once the full version is launched, the new apps will replace the Office Mobile hub on Android.
“The Office for Android phone apps are modern, optimised for touch and designed for work on the go. Familiar navigation and menu options in the ribbon are placed at the bottom of the screen within reach of your thumbs so you can easily review and edit documents on your phone. Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps make documents, spreadsheets and presentations look their best on your Android phone. Do great work – anywhere, anytime, “said Microsoft’s blog post, it adds that “We will disclose more about our plans for this app later in the year when we announce general availability of the new Office for Android phone apps.”
Previously, Microsoft launched its Office apps for iPhone, Android tablets, Windows Phone, iPad, and also on Google Play store. The Office Mobile app for Android phones will continue to appear in the Play Store irrespective of the preview period.