Google introduced this week that its G Suite apps for Android, which incorporates Docs, Sheets, and Slides, are getting native editing Office capabilities (through Thurrott). Native Office editing first got here to G Suite on the net final 12 months, making it simpler for customers of Google’s common net apps to open and edit Microsoft Office information with real-time collaboration instruments.
Till now, editing Office information utilizing the G Suite apps for Android was supported via QuickOffice, an answer which has extra restricted performance and collaboration capabilities. “Office editing will make it easy for G Suite users to open and edit Microsoft Office files that have been shared by partners, vendors or other teams. In cases where some members of your organization use Office while others use G Suite, this ensures seamless collaboration and eliminates the need to consider or convert file types,” Google defined.
Native Office editing on Android can be out there to all G Suite clients in addition to customers with private Google Accounts. With Google’s Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps being preinstalled on Android, customers might now be rather less tempted to put in Microsoft’s free Office apps to edit Office information. Nonetheless, each Microsoft Excel and Phrase have now crossed more than 1 billion downloads on the Google Play Store, and the corporate’s Office suite stays extremely aggressive on cell units.