Its War, Microsoft: Android Nabs QuickOffice
And the best part (for Google anyway) is that Androids don’t even have to have Microsoft suite installed.
“We’re happy to announce that we have acquired Quickoffice, a leader in office productivity solutions,” Google announced on a blog today, its second purchase in a matter of days.
The productivity app is compatible with Apple iOS, Android and Nokia Symbian mobile and tabs, giving Google – the makers of Android – a lot more leverage in the software front, as its millions of users can view, edit, sync and share Microsoft documents and PDF’s on devices.
The popular app, is already on 300 million devices in 180 countries, is the #2 grossing iPad business app, and is now to be installed to Android Apps suite.
Quickoffice Pro for iPhone, Android starts at $14.99 and goes up to $19.99 for the iPad app.
However, Google are closing ‘Connect by Quickoffice’ cloud service, although said it will continue to support Quickoffice’s other platforms, a spokesperson told SmartHouse.
‘Connect’ users have until July 15 to migrate their data to Google Drive or a provider of their choice.
“Consumers, businesses and schools use Google Apps to get stuff done from anywhere, with anyone and on any device,” said Alan Warren, Google Engineering Director .
“We’ll be working on bringing their powerful technology to our Apps product suite.”
“Quickoffice has a strong base of users, and we look forward to supporting them while we work on an even more seamless, intuitive and integrated experience.”
|Alan Masarek QuickOffice co-founder and CEO said he was “delighted” with the Google buyout and added: “Now, we are ushering in a new chapter with Google.
“By combining the magic of Google’s intuitive solutions with Quickoffice’s powerful products, our shared vision for anytime, anywhere productivity can only grow.”
Just yesterday, Google announced it was buying social network guru Meebo for an undisclosed sum.