Office Mobile for Android arrived last July, and while the app was free to download, it did require users to have an Office 365 subscription. Flash forward till today, the day Microsoft finally released Office for iPad and it looks like that announcement also brought some good news for Android users. Office Mobile for Android has dropped the Office 365 requirement (for some users).

Simply put, Android users will now be able to create, edit and save Microsoft documents. Touching back on the free (for some users) aspect and here is what Microsoft had to say; “Sign in with a free Microsoft account to create, edit and save documents for home use. A qualifying Office 365 subscription is required to create, edit and save documents for business use.”

The main other requirement comes in with your devices as Office Mobile for Android requires Android 4.0 or later for use. While we expect most (if not all) of our readers to be using Android we should also mention this free Office Mobile setup also applies to iPhone users.

We aren’t entirely sure this will be enough to convince the most dedicated Google users to switch to Microsoft products for their document needs, however it may come in handy at times, especially now that it is free. Of course, Quickoffice (is also free) and works pretty well for quick Microsoft document edits. Anyway, Microsoft Office Mobile can be found in the Play Store.

SOURCE: Office Blogs