Official Microsoft Office Applications Landing on Android Tablets

Microsoft has just released the official Microsoft Office app for Android devices, having previously attended the Preview or trial version.

Now the package of document processing applications consisting of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications was present in the final version for Android tablet device.

Microsoft Office application that has been officially present and available for download for free through the Google Play Store page, but the three applications are more intended for tablet devices that have a bigger screen.

Previously, Microsoft had launched a similar app for an Apple iPad tablet device running on the iOS platform, and now the same app is present for Android devices with a very similar look to Microsoft Office apps for the iOS platform.

When you open the Microsoft Office app, Android Users are presented with a choice of whether they will open an Open Currency Document or search for a file (Browse) from the Microsoft OneDrive or Dropbox storage service. Users are also required to have a Microsoft account to optimize all of its features.

Template options are also available to make it easy for users to create new files, just like the template files contained on the desktop version, you are given the flexibility to edit and change the layouts and content of the templates provided mobile design.

For those of you Android device users should not be confident to install this application on your Android smartphone, because the Microsoft restrict this application can only run on Android devices with a screen size of 7 inches to 10.1 inches only, the tablet device is also recommended to have minimal memory space 1GB or more for the application to run more optimally and the tablet device must also be piloted with an ARM-based processor.

In its official announcement, it is also mentioned that for devices up to 10.1 inches will require an Office 365 subscription. Currently available versions are optimized for devices with Android OS 4.4 KitKat, while those using Android OS 5.0 Lollipop can still use these applications but not officially supported. So the possibility of the feature or experience of its use will not be as good as in KitKat.

Microsoft also mentioned that for Android tablet devices with Intel chips will still be supported, with native implementations that will be available later.