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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RE: Whining justified?
by plague on Wed 6th Jun 2012 10:47 UTC in reply to "Whining justified?"
plague
Member since:
2006-05-08

A more correct comparison would be if MS bundled Office with Windows Phone.. Oh wait, they already do that.

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RE[2]: Whining justified?
by dsmogor on Wed 6th Jun 2012 12:52 in reply to "RE: Whining justified?"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

When WP reaches 50% penetration you'll be right.

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RE[3]: Whining justified?
by plague on Wed 6th Jun 2012 13:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Whining justified?"
plague Member since:
2006-05-08

True, however while WP is still small, MS Office is widespread with way over 50% penetration, and it's currently only available on Windows, Mac OS X and Windows Phone, thus creating a lock-in.

My original point however, was that since MS already bundles Office with WP, whining about Google in the future bundling QuickOffice with Android is not justified. Hell, most Android devices come with Polaris Office bundled anyways, so what's the problem?

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