Google integrated Microsoft editing into its own apps and is now saying goodbye to QuickOffice’s standalone app on Android and iOS.
Google bought QuickOffice approximately two years ago, and encouraged users to support the new app by giving away 10GB of additional cloud storage (apart from Google Drive’s free 15GB) for those who installed the app.
Google recently announced that it has now implemented full Microsoft editing capabilities within its Google Docs, Google Slides, and Google Sheets apps – leaving little room for QuickOffice to thrive. As a result, the company’s putting an end to the QuickOffice application in order to encourage support for its current Google apps lineup.
Google’s actions here are part and parcel of what happens when major tech companies acquire other companies (and thus, their apps). The good news in all of this is that current QuickOffice users can still use the app, but will not see any new updates or changes to the current layout.
No new users will be able to install or download the QuickOffice app as it will be removed from the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store within the next few weeks.
For those of you that haven’t had a chance to check out Google Docs, Google Slides, and Google Sheets apps, we encourage you to do so. And for those of you who want to maintain a little piece of app history, we suggest that you hurry up and download that QuickOffice app now rather than later.