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 TemporalBeing on Wed 6th Jun 2012 14:31 UTC in reply to "Whining justified?"
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If google budles QuickOffice with android and makes it natively integrated along with the drive how does it differ from MS bundling IE with Windows?

They already bundle it with Android. It came on my NexusOne, but not fully functional. That is - they used it as a library for something, so I can't uninstall it; yet I can't open it without paying $5USD either. So it sits and takes up 5MB of disk space that I'd rather use for something else.

If I had a tablet, I'd consider trying it out as I'm quite interested in using a tablet to produce documents (when combined with a BlueTooth keyboard or similar means of typing).

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