Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Jun 2012 17:09 UTC
Google "We're happy to announce that we have acquired Quickoffice, a leader in office productivity solutions. 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." Excellent acquisition - Quickoffice has always been a fine product, and this gives Google instant access to a wide array of native mobile office applications. Crazy nobody else ever picked these guys and girls up. Also, if Google makes Quickoffice available for free, we can enjoy yet another "Google is competing unfairly by not charging customers money for products"-whine-a-thon. That alone is worth it.
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Quickoffice for free?
by AnythingButVista on Wed 6th Jun 2012 13:46 UTC
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That might not happen. I'd guess all these mobile Office suites are only available for purchase (barring limited trial or viewer-only free versions), because they have to pay licensing fees to use Microsoft Office's document formats. While Google and cough up the money to pay Microsoft's licensing, I'm not counting on them actually doing so.

Just like I don't expect RIM to offer a full version of Documents To Go for free either.

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