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Microsoft Office available for Android

Everyone can now make PowerPoints and Word documents on their Android device.

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Following last week’s previews of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel for Android tablets, Microsoft has announced that you can now download the full package from the Google Play store.

The technology giant has explained that the apps will be very familiar to users of these core Office products, while being fully optimised for Android devices, with large touch points negating the need for an external keyboard.

The preview apps were downloaded by more than 250,000 people in over 110 countries and all three gained Google Play scores of over 4.2 showing a positive response to the products.

If you’re looking to download any of the Office apps, you’ll need at least KitKat 4.4, an ARM based processor, 1GB of RAM and a 7-inch screen on your tablet. However, a screen larger than 10.1 inches will require you to subscribe to Office 365. Those of you who only need the most basic functions can download the package for free, while those needing the full set of bells and whistles will need to subscribe to Office 365, which starts from £5.99 per month.

You can get Word here, PowerPoint here and Excel here.

Are you likely to get any of the Office apps for your Android tablet? Are you going to subscribe to the full version? Comment and let us know.

To find out what else we’ve tipped to be the best apps of 2015, check out issue 47 of Android magazine, available in stores and online now.

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