Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Google prepares to pull QuickOffice from app stores

updated 05:39 am EDT, Mon June 30, 2014

Feature integration with Google Drive apps prompts removal of QuickOffice

Google has confirmed it will be removing QuickOffice from both Google Play and the App Store. Set to take place in the coming weeks, QuickOffice is being taken down following Google's updates to Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides that allowed the apps to work directly with Microsoft Office files without first converting them, among other new additions.

The Google Apps Blog advises that the integration of QuickOffice features means the app has outlived its purpose, and will be unpublished from both app stores. Existing users of the app will continue to be able to use it instead of the Google Docs suite, though the blog warns new users will not be able to install the app, and no new features will be added in the future.



Google acquired QuickOffice in June 2012, with Google later making the app available to all users at no charge.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

  1. coffeetime

    Mac Enthusiast

    Joined: 11-15-06

    That was Google's intention after all. Purchased it and kill it. Only the cloud based Google Office Suite reigns.

  1. SunSeeker

    Mac Enthusiast

    Joined: 04-12-01

    F Google, this was a good app - you had to ruin it, then ruin it some more

  1. unicast reversepath

    Junior Member

    Joined: 04-14-14

    So what is the problem?? Functionality of QuickOffice is being ported to Google Drive.


    "Quickoffice has been made redundant. Its ability to view, edit and create Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel files on mobile platforms is now ported to Google Drive apps."


    http://www.techtimes.com/articles/9446/20140701/quickoffice-apps-google-drive-now.htm

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Dell AD211 Bluetooth speaker

For all of the high-priced, over-engineered Bluetooth speakers in the electronics market, there is still room for mass-market solution ...

VisionTek 128GB USB Pocket SSD

USB flash drives dealt the death blow to both the floppy and Zip drives. While still faster than either of the old removable media, sp ...

Kodak PixPro SL10 Smart Lens Camera

Smartphone imagery still widely varies. Large Megapixel counts don't make for a good image, and the optics in some devices are lacking ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News