Microsoft lifts invitation requirement to download Office for Android

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Microsoft is a changed company with the new goal in mind to have all its products and services on every platform. Back in November 2014, the software giant opened a preview program to let users test Office for Android on tablets, but it required an invitation to download the software.

Today, this limitation is changing as the company is lifting the invitation requirement and now anyone can download Word, Excel, and PowerPoint from Google Play on any Android tablet running KitKat or Lollipop, with a screen size between 7-inch and 10.1-inch.

This is a big news as Office is perhaps one of the most used productivity suite in the world and having a version for Android will only expand the suite to more users.

Keep in mind that the work is not complete, you’re getting a preview, as such bugs are expected, and Microsoft is counting on you to report any bug, so the company can fix them as quickly as possible before the public release.

Source Microsoft

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