Google has decided to remove QuickOffice from the Google Play and App Store. Thus, it cannot be downloaded anymore.
Google explained that the decision to remove QuickOffice from Google Play and App Store is due to the integration of QuickOffice into the Google Docs, Sheets and Slides apps.
The Quickoffice app will be unpublished from Google Play and the App Store in the coming weeks but existing users can still continue to use it, but no features will be added and new users will not be able to install the app.
It could be remembered that just last week in the Google I/O Developer Conference, Google announced that there will be new updates that would be rolling out to its Google Office suite of applications.
Ryan Tabone, director of product management, Google Docs, Sheets, Slides & Quickoffice said, ?People just want to edit documents.?-?They shouldn?t have to be rocket scientists to figure this out.?-?You just think document, use Docs. You think spreadsheet, use Sheets,?-?When people use one application, they have one use case in mind.?
Therefore, through the new update, Google users can now open Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint files in Google Office even without converting beforehand through the QuickOffice app.
QuickOffice is a free app from Google that let users create and edit Microsoft Office documents, spreadsheets and presentations using the Android phone and tablet.
With ?QuickOffice and a Google Account, a user is given the chance to:
– Create and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files
– Access files in Google Drive and on your device
– Open and view PDF files
– Share files through previously shared Google Drive folders
– Attach files to emails
Since it will be unpublished, the latest and the last update came with the following:
– Better support for the visually impaired
– Improved support for keyboards
– Enhanced mobile help with offline access
– User interface improvements
– Performance improvements and bug-fixes
– Support for older versions of Android: ICS and JellyBean
It could be remembered that it was 2012 when Google acquired QuickOffice.
?Today, consumers, businesses and schools use Google Apps to get stuff done from anywhere, with anyone and on any device. Quickoffice has an established track record of enabling seamless interoperability with popular file formats, and we?ll be working on bringing their powerful technology to our Apps product suite?.
For more information about the QuickOffice, stay tuned with us!
(Photo courtesy of https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.quickoffice.android&hl=en)