Google make Quickoffice mobile app free for both Android and iOS , following Apple's announcement to offer its iWork apps, Pages, Numbers and Keynote free for those who buy new iOS devices.
It's interesting to note that after acquiring Quickoffice in June 2012, Google announced that the iPad version of the app free for its Google Apps for Business customers in December. Earlier this year, it extended the same perk to Android users and made the iPad app compatible with the iPhone.
The Quickoffice suite allows viewing, editing and creation of Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents, and allows users to store them on Google Drive, Google's cloud storage solution.
However, starting today all iOS and Android users will be able to download and use Quickoffice, free of cost. Google has also announced that by September 26, 2013 users will able to sign in to their Google Account from the new Quickoffice app for Android or iOS , they'll also get an extra 10GB of Google Drive storage for 2 years, which will be added to their account in the next few weeks.
With the announcement of the new iPhones, Apple had made its iWork suite which also lets users create, edit and view presentations, documents and spreadsheets, free for new users.Now it's interesting to see mobile Office suites taking each other on.The apps that are offered to users when they activate their new iPhones or iPads running iOS 7. Apple's own cloud storage and sync solution even the iwork apps are integrated with icloud.
Microsoft's Office apps,require's an office 365 subscription to use the apps launched for both Android and iPhone that are offered as a free download .The apps also offer the ability to sync documents to Microsoft's Skydrive cloud service. It's worth pointing out that the apps don't work on the Apple iPad or Android tablets in the interest of Windows tablets which showcase Office as one of their key USPs.