Google has now formally acquired Quickoffice productivity suite and will be integrating Quickoffice technology in future Google apps. Google aims to implement and enable the seamless interoperability with popular file formats. Quickoffice has multi-platform presence has existed on several mobile platforms where Google Docs are not accessible.
Quickoffice is quite popular productivity suite available for Symbian, Android and iOS platforms. Apart from being a productivity suite specially meant for mobile, the Quickoffice also offered great editing and sharing support of Microsoft Office documents on the move. Except for the presentation app, the Word processor and Excel spreadsheets editing is relatively comfortable on a Symbian based device.
Alan Warren, engineering director, Google stated in a blog post that Quickoffice has a strong base of users, and Google looks forwards to support them with more seamless, intuitive and integrated experience.
Google has recently launched Google Drive and accommodated Google Docs inside it. Now with Quickoffice, we can expect Google Drive integration inside it and thereby available across Symbian users as well. Of course, there is a large user-base of Symbian based mobile phones and that’s where Google aims to tap to compete with Microsoft Office products.