Google buys QuickOffice, maybe Google Docs for Android will become useful


Google has acquired QuickOffice, a company that makes a very popular suite of mobile office apps for Android, iOS, and other platforms including webOS.

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It’s not clear what the acquisition means for the future of QuickOffice on platforms other than Google, but I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for big updates for the company’s webOS apps.

On the other hand, maybe this means Google will finally offer users the ability to edit documents without an internet connection. Google only recently rolled out the option to store docs on your phone or tablet for offline viewing.

All Google is really saying about the acquisition at this point is that the company will bring QuickOffice technology to Google’s Apps product suite — and will continue to support existing Quickoffice users “while we work on an even more seamless, intuitive, and integrated experience.”

In other words… Google isn’t promising it will continue to operate QuickOffice as a separate app indefinitely. But if you’re not a Google Docs fan, you don’t have to start looking for alternatives just yet.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since 2006. Brad has also worked with NPR, WHYY, PRI, and AOL.

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