Google announces acquisition of Quickoffice

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: June 5, 2012

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Big news from Google today, as it has announced that it's acquired Quickoffice, a company that's responsible for software that allows users to create and edit text documents, presentations and spreadsheets. There are Quickoffice apps available for several mobile platforms, including iOS and Android. Google says that Quickoffice is known for offering interoperability with popular file formats and that it'll be bringing Quickoffice's tech into their suite of Apps products. No details on how much Google dropped for Quickoffice are mentioned.

So what happens for the existing base of Quickoffice users? Google didn't offer an extensive preview of its plans, but the search firm did say that it plans to support them while it works on "an even more seamless, intuitive and integrated experience." Today's news seems exciting for folks that frequently use Google Apps, such as Google Docs, and it'll be interesting to see exactly what'll come from this acquisition. How many of you have used Quickoffice in the past?

Via The Official Google Blog