Office 365: Office Mobile is now available for Droid phones

On Wednesday (8/31/13), Microsoft extended Office Mobile to users with Office 365 subscriptions and Android smartphones.  There is no additional cost to Office 365 subscribers.

As with the version for the iPhone, Office Mobile is meant to complement Office on a personal computer so it’s actually “Office light”, allowing Android owners to access, view and edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents on their smartphones or create Word and Excel docs (but not PowerPoint docs) from scratch on those handsets. Outlook is not part of the deal. Users who use the mobile app can access documents on Microsoft’s cloud-based SkyDrive or SkyDrive Pro.

The Android version can be downloaded from the Google Play Store, but the app itself is only available for Android phones, not tablets. If you have a tablet, Microsoft recommends you use Office Web Apps instead. Office 365 subscribers can employ Office Mobile for Android on up to 5 phones.

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