Microsoft brings Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to Android mobiles, but only available to Office 365 subscribers.
Microsoft Office Mobile finally became available for Google’s Android operating system since this August. If you are an Office fan you will welcome this app addition to the Android from the Google Play Store, however there’s a catch. If you’re an Office 365 subscriber, this app will be free for you. If not, get ready to pay up to join the exclusive party.
The Office app is free for downloading and you can log in with your Office 365 account. If you aren’t currently a part of the paid subscription service, you can still download the app for free, but you’ll get no value out of it until you pay the annual subscription.
The only other bad news being that Office Mobile is not optimized for tablets – just phones.
Windows 8 tablets and phones have fully functioning versions of Office available, which give them a slight edge over other phones.
The experience on Android is almost identical to iOS, which provides the much needed cohesiveness across multiple operating systems. Whenever you make any changes to your documents they are saved to Microsoft’s SkyDrive cloud storage and can be accessed on a desktop PC or any other mobile device that has SkyDrive and Office compatibility.