They’ve already been among us some six months, but it’s only now that the final, official versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android have been released. The main tools in the free Office package include several extra features based on the community feedback from its trial period.
As explained in a post published on the official Office blog, the app can now be downloaded in versions for both tablets and smartphones, with the only requirement being that you need Android 4.4 Kit-Kat or higher. In fact, Microsoft is working with certain companies to include the pack in the default software on certain Samsung, Sony, and LG devices. Although most of the features of each of the apps can be used, some advanced features are only available to users who have an active Office 365 subscription.
In terms of its features, it’s possible to view, edit, or create text documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, which can be edited either locally or in the cloud through a OneDrive or Dropbox account, and can also sync projects between your devices if you have Office 365. In any case, this is an essential set of applications matched only by Google’s own office IT apps.