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

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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I don't get it
by pooo on Thu 19th Sep 2013 21:29 UTC
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Member since:
2006-04-22

This seems like a pretty strange move considering google docs. Are they trying to fragment their potential userbase even more?

I guess maybe they're just thinking more users is more users since they are requiring a google login + drive integration anyway.

My expectation though was that they bought quickoffice for the team and some tech, both of which would get integrated into their existing products.

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RE: I don't get it
by Nelson on Thu 19th Sep 2013 21:53 in reply to "I don't get it"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Probably responding to iWork being made free on iOS more than anything.

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