It’s official: Microsoft Office is ready for prime time on Android Tablets.
Microsoft just removed the “Preview” label from its Office for Android apps on the Google Play Store, marking the first full release of versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint for Google’s operating system. With the new apps, users will be able to download, view and edit documents on their Android tablets, and use many of the software features they’ve come to expect from Office.
The Office for Android tablet apps have been available as a preview for several weeks, and they have garnered a total of 250,000 downloads from around the world. The Office apps for iPhone and iPad, which Microsoft released last year, have received more than 80 million downloads worldwide, and remain among among the top 10 productivity apps in the iOS App Store.
Much like the Office for iPad suite, users will be able to download the apps for free, and perform basic editing and viewing of Office documents for free. In order to perform more advanced functions, users will have to pay for an Office 365 subscription, starting at $6.99 a month.
In addition to the Office suite, Microsoft also released a new Outlook preview for Android today, alongside the full consumer release of an Outlook app for iPhone and iPad. The new apps will join OneNote on Android, which was released to consumers last year.
All of this comes a week after Microsoft announced that it would be making a suite of touch-native Office apps available for Windows 10 tablets. Those apps will be available as a preview to members of the Windows Insider pre-release program later this year, and then released alongside Windows 10 whenever Microsoft launches it.