Quickoffice

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Quickoffice
Developer(s) Google
License Proprietary
Website www.quickoffice.com

Quickoffice is freeware but closed source software productivity suite for mobile devices which allows users to view, create and edit text files, presentations and spreadsheets. It consists of Quickword (a word processor), Quicksheet (a spreadsheet) and QuickPoint (a presentation program). The programs are compatible with Microsoft Office file format, but not the OpenDocument standard.[1]

Quickoffice is commonly used in smartphones and tablets. It is available on Barnes & Noble's Nook Color, a more advanced version of their Nook electronic reader.[2] There is also ongoing work to port Quickoffice to Chromebooks.[3]

On June 5, 2012, Google announced on its official blog that it had acquired Quickoffice.[4] Google re-released Quickoffice as a free app on September 19, 2013,[5] and ships it with Android 4.4 KitKat.[6]

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  1. ^ "Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite for iPad". QuickOffice website. Quickoffice, Inc. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Fass, Ryan (October 26, 2010). "Is Barnes and Nobel about to steal the low-end tablet market with the NOOKcolor?". IT World (The IDG Network). Retrieved March 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Google Ports Quickoffice To Chrome Using Native Client, Will Get Full Editing Features In About 3 Months". Retrieved March 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Google + Quickoffice = get more done anytime, anywhere". Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Google makes QuickOffice free, gives away 10 GB in Drive storage". The Verge. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  6. ^ Protalinski, Emil (1 November 2013). "KitKat ships with Google’s Quickoffice, bringing Microsoft Office editing out of the box to all new Android users". TheNextWeb. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 

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