Google buys mobile office productivity company QuickOffice

Quickoffice Android apps updated with PDF annotation, spell check and external keyboard shortcuts

Google announced on Tuesday that it is acquiring mobile office productivity company QuickOffice. Alan Warren, Engineering Director for Google, writes,

“We’re happy to announce that we have acquired Quickoffice, a leader in office productivity solutions.

Today, consumers, businesses and schools use Google Apps to get stuff done from anywhere, with anyone and on any device. Quickoffice has an established track record of enabling seamless interoperability with popular file formats, and we’ll be working on bringing their powerful technology to our Apps product suite.

Quickoffice has a strong base of users, and we look forward to supporting them while we work on an even more seamless, intuitive and integrated experience.

We’re excited to welcome the Quickoffice team and their users to Google.”

It will be interesting to see how Google integrates this popular mobile office solution into its Google Apps platform.  As a Google Docs user, I would welcome a new set of tools for editing documents from my mobile device.

[Via Google]

  • Maybe now editing spreadsheets on a mobile device won’t be such an abysmal experience.

  • I use quick office all the time! Good to know Google likes it too!

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