G Suite users will now be able to edit, comment and collaborate on Microsoft Office files on Android devices using Google’s office productivity software.
The update means that users of Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides on mobile devices will no longer need to convert Microsoft Office documents into a format that works with Google’s mobile apps.
As Google notes, Office editing in G Suite will replace QuickOffice, a discontinued mobile app that was originally for Symbian OS phones and was extended to Android in 2010 to let users view, create and edit Microsoft Office documents. Google also called it Office Compatibility Mode.
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The Office editing feature in G Suite offers real-time collaboration tools as well as improved sharing options and controls. It also reduces the need to download and email file attachments.
“Office editing will make it easy for G Suite