Quickoffice Brings Excel, Word Document Viewing to Android

Quickoffice has introduced the first Microsoft Office compatible application for Android-run smartphones. The app, called Microsoft Office viewer ($7.99), is available at Google's Android Market for 'gPhones' like the T-Mobile G1.

The Android Market, which launched with the G1 several months ago, just started accepting paid applications last week. It allows users to peruse, download and (now) buy software for their Android devices

Quickoffice for Android enables users to view and manage Word and Excel files directly from the phone. Features include zoom and scrolling throughout the documents, all while retaining the integrity of the original document formatting, according to Quickoffice.

Both Word and Excel documents, when received in an e-mail message, can be saved to the device to view later. And telephone numbers, Web sites and e-mail address are hyperlinked directly from Word files

A file manager allows users to easily navigate through folders on their memory card, rename and delete files, view properties and sort documents by name, type, size or date modified.

"With the Android platform quickly gaining popularity, it's important that critical functionality for mobile users, such as document viewing, is developed," said Quickoffice VP Gregg Fiddes in a statement. "We're committed to providing our office productivity solutions across leading smartphone operating systems, and look forward to launching more features and functionality for Android later this year."

Next up: Document editing?

For more on Microsoft Office viewer, see here.


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