Google Buys Mobile Office Software Firm Quickoffice

Google has just acquired Quickoffice, the popular mobile office software developing company, in order to make the Google Apps product suite more compatible with various file formats. Even though Google Docs is available on mobile devices as well as personal computers, the focus of Quickoffice on devices like iPad and Android smartphones has led to its immense growth with reported installations on more than 300,000 devices.

Quickoffice CEO Alan Masarek said:

“We are ushering in a new chapter with Google. By combining the magic of Google’s intuitive solutions with Quickoffice’s powerful products, our shared vision for anytime, anywhere productivity can only grow.”

According to Google’s official blog entry:

We’re happy to announce that we have acquired Quickoffice, a leader in office productivity solutions.

Today, consumers, businesses and schools use Google Apps to get stuff done from anywhere, with anyone and on any device. Quickoffice has an established track record of enabling seamless interoperability with popular file formats, and we’ll be working on bringing their powerful technology to our Apps product suite.

Quickoffice has a strong base of users, and we look forward to supporting them while we work on an even more seamless, intuitive and integrated experience.

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