Microsoft Office for Android Handsets Gets New Functionality and UI Design Through Update

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  • 19 May 2015
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  • Microsoft has announced today that it was bringing a new look and functionality to the Office mobile applications for Android handsets. An Android tablet version of the Office apps came in January and now there’s one for Android phones.

    It’s very similar to the one we got on the iPhone and it comes with the very same features. The tablet versions allowed users to edit without a keyboard or mouse and the phone edition is meant for basic and quick editing. Microsoft uses the same editing interface at the bottom of the screen and allows you to easily change fonts and styling in Word.

    In Excel it’s all about quick cell changes, while PowerPoint on mobile involves tweaking slide transitions. Native Dropbox integration is also here, in order to store and open documents, as well as Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage. Microsoft allows Android users to preview Office for phones today, while a full release is coming later this year.

    You can get into the program by joining the Office for Android community.

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    SOURCE: The Verge
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