Users of Office 365 who use Android will be very happy as Microsoft on Wednesday released its version of Office Mobile for Android. While you need to still be a subscriber to Office 365 still, it points to more mobile abilities for Office 365 and an Office full release soon.
The release by Microsoft was a large one for Android fans. The Office Mobile for Android gives Office 365 subscribers the ability to work on their Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and other files from anywhere. Now, users can be on the road, in their office, or on the beach and access their documents anywhere on their Android phone or tablet.
Available On The Google Play Store
The Android blogs and sites on Wednesday went wild with the release of Office Mobile for Android on the Google Play store. The release added yet another office application to the Google Play store, but the number of positive comments and reviews in the store, point to a huge popularity of the app for users of Office 365.
Subscription Still Required
While you still need to be a subscriber off Office 365 Home Premium or Office 365 ProPlus, it is available for users today. Users in the US will only be able to access it for now, but Microsoft stated on their blog post that more countries will be coming aboard soon. This should make the sales of Office 365 jump as now mobile users can use Office 365 with just a $99 subscription to the Office 365 software.
Edit, Write, Share and More
Users will be able to edit all of their Office documents with ease with this app. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents can be edited and viewed, and all formatting stays intact. Users can share their documents on SkyDrive or SkyDrive Pro, and access their most recent documents on the go. The Office Mobile app was designed for Android users in mind, and points to a great release.
The Office 365 plan is still available as a 30 day free trial for those who want to still test the waters. But clearly users of Android will be ordering Office 365 for their home or work and downloading the app in the thousands by the reactions across the web so far.