Active Stock : Google Inc (NASDAQ GOOG) removes Quick Office Apps

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In a news which will have effect on the Google Stock, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) have decided to drop Quickoffice Apps for Android and iOS. The Quickoffice app will be removed from Google App stores in the upcoming weeks. Existing customers who are currently using the app may continue to use it, albeit without updates, but new users won’t be able to install the app.

Google purchased Quickoffice just two years ago. Google Inc (NASDAQ GOOG) has used this service to compete directly with Microsoft’s Office programs. Now with Microsoft Office compatibility coming to Google’s Docs, Sheets, and Slides, there was little reason to keep Quickoffice going.

In a recent blog post on the Google Apps blog, the company said there would be an integration of Quickoffice into applications for Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Google Inc has dispelled Quickoffice in favor of separate cloud-based apps in efforts to compete with Microsoft Office.

Google Inc (NASDAQ GOOG) News: Decision to Scrap Quick Office Apps

Google’s big change is not really surprising, especially considering months ago, the tech company unbundled the large Google Drive app into three separate applications. During the Google I/O keynote, the company took the wraps off its presentation app, Slides, for Android— with an iOS version is also expected shortly. Google also announced plans to beef up the capabilities Drive suite of apps by including the ability to edit Microsoft Office files natively, eliminating the need to converting documents, slideshows, and spreadsheets to Google’s formats.

This change from Google-the ability to edit Microsoft’s Office documents, primarily Word, PowerPoint, and Excel- was also the selling point of Quick Office. Google Inc (NASDAQ GOOG) claimed that this change was done so as to make it easier for users to share Microsoft Office documents. Quick Office also had the same main feature of editing the Microsoft Office Documents. Without this exclusive feature, Google has hence decided to scrap Quick Office.

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Google Inc (NASDAQ GOOG) acquired Quickoffice in June 2012 in order to bring improved Microsoft Office compatibility to its productivity suite. Google then used Quickoffice largely to make Google Apps for Business more attractive. Apps for Business is the company’s premium enterprise suite that includes Drive, Calendar, Gmail, and Hangouts. With separate apps now in place for handling the Documents, Slides and Spreadsheets, Quick Office has been rendered useless by Google.

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