Microsoft Office for Android is Now Available on All Chromebooks
Chrome Unboxed states that it has been getting user reports of Chromebooks finally being able to run Microsoft Office apps. The publication checked common Chromebooks such as the Samsung Chromebook Pro, Pixelbook, two different models of Acer Chromebook 15, and the Acer C771. They were able to confirm that Microsoft Office was able to download on the Play Store for all of the mentioned devices.
This is major news for productivity users who had previously been interested in Chrome OS, but could never buy a Chromebook because of lack of Office support. It’s because Microsoft Office support is important for users who rely on it for work or school purposes.
Although alternatives like Google Docs have existed for years, compatibility for Microsoft Office documents is a big barrier. As it now seems that all Chromebooks with Play Store access can now download Microsoft’s productivity suite, it may be that consumer adoption of Chromebooks will increase as their productivity feature set improves.