Microsoft is changing its strategy on Android and now offers a single Office application to unify Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Microsoft is heavily invested in the Android ecosystem. The publisher offers his own launcher, but also his services. In this category, the best known is still Microsoft Office that the firm offers in the form of a suite of different applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, but also Office Lens to scan documents.
All this now changes with the launch of the new Office application.
An all-in-one application
Microsoft has indeed published on the Play Store a new application soberly named "Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more" which as the name suggests proposes to bring all the aforementioned applications in a single app. The application is currently in " early access », That is to say in beta.
In addition to creating or editing Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents from the smartphone, the application also integrates Office Lens capabilities to scan documents, whiteboards or even simple QR codes.
Hard to know what future Microsoft reserves for previous separate applications. The editor seems for the moment focused on its new unified application.