Microsoft has announced it has opened up preview versions of its popular Office productivity apps for Android tablets.
Following a limited beta, which began last November, Microsoft is making pre-release versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint available to download from the Google Play store.
The idea is that Microsoft can collect more feedback from users before the full, long-awaited roll out later this year.
In the post on the Office blog, Microsoft said you’ll need a Microsoft account (Hotmail, Outlook, etc.), a tablet with a 7-10.1-inch display, running Android 4.4 and up, while rocking ARM-based processors on the inside.
If all of those boxes are ticked, users will be able to download the apps and begin creating, editing and sharing documents on their Google-powered slates. Files can be stored locally or via the company’s OneDrive cloud storage platform.
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Microsoft is continuing to make big strides towards making office as accessible and convenient as possible on a range of devices.
Late last year, the company dropped the need for an Office 365 subscription in order to make use of the apps on iOS.
It also announced a partnership to integrate Dropbox directly within the apps, despite its status as a OneDrive rival.