Google acquires Quickoffice to expand mobile apps

June 5, 2012
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Fresh off of the news yesterday that Google had acquired Meebo for their social services we've now just learned that today they've finalized another acquisition. Google has snatched up the popular QuickOffice suite. With Google Docs and Drive already running at full steam it appears that Google wants to expand their mobile and cloud office apps.

While Quickoffice already has Android and iOS apps it's their ability to easily convert between many different office file formats that Google wants. According to Google, Quickoffice features will be combined and integrated into apps in the future. Quickoffice has deep integration with Dropbox, Box.net, and even Google Docs but Pro costs more than a few dollars, so it will be interesting to see what direction Google takes.

Here's what Google had to say this morning:

"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.
We’re excited to welcome the Quickoffice team and their users to Google."

Most likely Google will be making many aspects of their own office apps and Quick's into native products for Android devices, and possibly compile the pro versions for business users and licenses but for now we'll have to wait and see.

[via SlashGear]


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