Microsoft Office Arrives For All Google Play Store-Enabled Chromebooks

Is a Chromebook right for you

Is a Chromebook right for you

Past year when Android app support arrived on the Acer Chromebook R11 and Asus Chromebook Flip in the form of beta access to the Google Play Store, it was widely believed that all Play Store-supported Chromebooks would also be able to run Android apps. READ NEXT:Quarterly VR headset shipments pass 1 million for first time Expanding Office to all Chromebooks is also of benefit to Microsoft. After the release of a version of Windows seemingly pointed right at Google's second OS, Redmond is now rolling out Microsoft Office for all Chromebooks capable of running Android apps.

Microsoft Office is now available on Chromebooks via Google Play. Reports indicate that Chrome OS devices now have access to every Office app in the Play Store.

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The apps' arrival is not too surprising, though, as Microsoft had said a year ago it would make full Android versions of Microsoft Office apps available to all compatible devices when the Google Play Store for Chromebooks exited beta. Microsoft has made its office suite available for a range of platforms over the years, but Chromebook support has been notable by its absence. They were able to confirm that Microsoft Office was able to download on the Play Store for all of the mentioned devices. Now, their Chromebooks will be compatible with the occasional Office file they receive.

Of course, you'll need a subscription to Office 365. Anything larger than 10.1-inches and the subscription fee kicks in. Despite several Chromebooks being able to download and install the Office apps when Google opened up the Play Store to the laptop products, for many other Chromebooks they weren't available. The Samsung Chromebook Pro, for example, has a 12.3-inch display, which puts it in the paid bracket.

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