Microsoft Office brings the popular Excel, PowerPoint and Word features to tablets that run on the Android operating system.
The Office apps are similar in functionality with the versions released for the iOS devices, and let the users create and edit their documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
Because these can be synced with OneDrive, the user can work with them from anywhere.
Also, just like the iOS versions of Microsoft Office, the Android counterparts version of Excel, PowerPoint and Word allows the user to browse and open any recent document using the Dropbox or OneDrive accounts.
The user can also create new projects using several helpful templates. The templates are customizable and let the users fill in their own details so they can create personalized spreadsheets, documents and presentations.
Microsoft first previewed the Office apps fro Android tablets back in November 2014, and allowed the users to sample Office as part of a work in progress project. Microsoft asked the users to give feedback on the new apps, reporting that the feedback really helped the company improve the Office apps for the Android users.
After the preview and feedback period, Microsoft released the Office apps for beta testers at the beginning of 2015.
The new Microsoft Office for Android tablets requires the user to have a Microsoft account. If the users do not have one, they can sign up directly from the app.
Once the users set up the account, they can use the Office apps for a one month free trial period. During this free period, the user can get acquainted with the apps, creating and editing documents, and decide whether or not the service is worth paying for.
After the trial period is up and the users decide to keep the Office apps, they can sign up for a subscription to Office 365. This subscription includes a number of other subscription plans, depending on whether it’s a small or a large business, or if it’s an individual account.