Google acquired Quickoffice to expand Android apps
Fresh off of the news last night that Google had obtained Meebo for their social services we have now just learned that today they have completed another acquisition. Google has seized up the popular QuickOffice suite. With Google Docs and Drive already running at full steam it looks alike that Google desires to develop their mobile and cloud office apps.
According to Google, Quickoffice functions will be mixed and integrated into apps in the future. Quickoffice has strong integration with Dropbox, Box.net, and even Google Docs but Pro charges more than a few dollars, so it will be exciting to see what direction Google takes.
Here’s what Google had to say this morning:
“We are happy to announce that we have acquired Quickoffice, a leader in office productivity solutions.
Today, customers, businesses and schools use Google Apps to get products done from anyplace, with anyone and on any device. Quickoffice has well-known track record of allowing seamless interoperability with popular file formats, and we will 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 are excited to welcome the Quickoffice team and their users to Google.”
Download Quickoffice pro for Android – Google Play
Most probably Google will be creating many aspects of their own office apps and Quick’s into native items for Android devices, and possibly gather the pro versions for business users and licenses but for now we will have to wait and see.