Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Sep 2013 19:53 UTC

Starting today we’re making Quickoffice for Android and iOS available for free, for everyone. With Quickoffice, you can edit Microsoft Office documents across your devices, giving you the freedom to work with anyone no matter what hardware or software they’re using. Plus, it’s integrated with Google Drive storage so you can safely access your files from anywhere.

And unlike Microsoft Office, it's completely free. Good move by Google.

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Bill Shooter of Bul
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I don't get it. Did Microsoft have a free version of Office or windows that got killed by a paid version?

The only close example I can think of would be the Browser wars where IE 4 was free, but netscape was still $50. Netscape didn't win due to the price difference and the requirement for OEMs that IE always be carried with the windows.

Is Google Requiring the App come pre-installed on android? I don't think google docs/drive ever was, but provided as a free app install.

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