Google buys Quickoffice to boost Google apps

Google has bought Quickoffice, a mobile productivity suite and is a nice move to counter the Microsoft’s Windows 8 and Office mobile ambitions.

Quickoffice is the maker of a widely used mobile application and allows users to work on documents which are created in Microsoft’s programs for word processing, spreadssheets and presentations. Now, Google’s acquisition is definitely on the right time as Microsoft is going to launch Windows 8 soon. Microsoft Office is mostly the reason for users to use Windows 8 and now Google is definitely trying to make a way to bridge Google Apps, mobile and Quickoffice.

Alan Warren, Google’s engineering director said in a blog post: “Today, consumers, businesses and schools use Google Apps to get stuff done from anywhere, with anyone on any device.’’

More than 300 million Android and iOS devices can make use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents to view, edit, sync and share with Quickoffice. This is Google’s new weapon against Microsoft though as more and more people get work done on smartphones and tablets.

Alan Warren wrote: “Quickoffice has a strong base of users, and we look forward to supporting them while we work on an even more seamless, intuitive and integrated experience.’’

Users of the iPhone, iPhone and Android who are using the Quickoffice app should not be worried about this acquisition. Google says that they are looking for integration with the existing Google Apps.

Google wants to improve its apps for business, education and government so by buying Quickoffice, its app and quality would be expanded for sure.



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