Microsoft Office Mobile App for Android

Mobile Versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Document List in Microsoft Office Mobile App
Document List in Microsoft Office Mobile App. (c) Courtesy of Microsoft

The Microsoft Office Mobile Apps for Android are a streamlined version of the world-famous suite for Android smartphones.

Quick Overview: The Mobile Office for Android User Interface and Experience

The interface of Microsoft Office Mobile is likely familiar to users of a desktop version, but is still a mobile version and one with limited features.

Programs Included in Office Mobile for Android

The Mobile Office for Android App includes Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

The Microsoft Office Mobile for Android site also mentions OneNote, Lync 2013, SkyDrive, Skype, and Yammer. These are either contingent on certain plans or automatically included in Office 365 already. In the case of OneNote, this was already available for Android, but separately.

Read My Full Review

Before deciding whether this is the right suite for you, I suggest checking out my full review of more than 40 features in the suite.

2014 Review of Microsoft Office Mobile for Android

Ready to Jump Right In? Where to Get Office Mobile for Android

The Office Mobile for Android suite is free from the Google Play store. Microsoft also makes the Microsoft Office Mobile App for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and iPad Mini

Try Mobile Office for Android with Office 365 for Free

You may be interested in experiencing Mobile Office for Android along with an Office 365 plan.

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You can do this by signing up for a 30-day free Office 365 trial, which will also allow you to test drive the Microsoft Office Mobile for Android app.

Device Limits and Office 365 Subscriptions

Microsoft has placed device limits, or a number of devices on which the same plan can be used, for Office 365 subscriptions.

For reference, many of the Office 365 monthly or annual plans have a limit of five devices. Thankfully, Office Mobile for Android app installations do not count against these limits.

Most Office 365 subscription plans should integrate with the Office Mobile for Android app, including Office 365 University (limited to two mobile devices, not the more usual five).

Understanding Office Software Subscriptions

Using an Android Tablet? Consider Sticking with Office Online

Microsoft does not yet offer an Office version which is optimized for Android tablets. Consider using the free Microsoft Office Online Apps.

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If you do jump in, let me know what you think of it. I am looking forward to knowing how well this app addresses the needs of our readers.