Microsoft Word on Android reaches milestone with 500 million downloads

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Microsoft Office for Android
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Microsoft’s strategy of bringing its core apps on rival
platforms seems to be working with most of the apps now already
available and very popular on iOS and Android devices.

One of the most popular app on Android is the company’s Word
Mobile app which has now reached a new milestone in terms of
downloads. The app has now reached 500 million downloads in the
Google Play Store and is the most successful application on
Android devices.

The download figure is no gimmick. The Google Play Store
listing itself confirms that the Microsoft Word has been
installed on more than 500 million Android devices including
smartphones and tablets.

This could come as good news for Microsoft which has been
trying very hard to bring most of its applications on Android
and iOS devices since it had recently confirmed the end of
development for its own mobile platform.

The application currently holds an overall rating of 4.5 out of
5 with nearly 2 million users posting reviews on the Google
Play Store.

Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote)
are updated on Android and iOS on a regular basis with
improvements.

Microsoft has been trying to bring Android and Windows 10
closer together after discontinuing Windows 10 Mobile operating
system. The company is also testing a new feature which will
allow users to resume the work on Microsoft apps from any
device.

The Continue on PC is Microsoft’s first step to make bridging
your life between Windows 10 devices and Android easier. The
Continue on PC allows users to work seamlessly between your
Android phone and Windows 10. At the moment, the feature is
limited to Microsoft Launcher and Edge browser, but the company
is reportedly planning to launch Continue on PC support for
Office apps.

Continue on PC is similar to the Handoff feature on Apple
products. For example, you’ll be able to edit your Microsoft
Word document or PowerPoint presentation on phone from where
you left off on the desktop. Continue on PC support for
Microsoft Office suite will reportedly arrive soon.



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