Google acquires Quickoffice

Continuing with its shopping spree, Google has acquired Quickoffice for an undisclosed amount. Quickoffice is a leading provider of mobile office productivity software for smartphones. It develops Microsoft Office compatible software for Symbian, S60, iPhone, Android and more. It makes smartphones and tablet computers compatible with Microsoft Office even if the software suite isn’t installed on them.

On the Quickoffice blog, Alan Masarek Co-Founder of Quickoffice said,”We worked very hard to build Quickoffice as a user friendly, seamless and yet powerful way to view, edit, sync and share documents anywhere, anytime. It’s been a very humbling experience to see this vision embraced by our users. Now, we are ushering in a new chapter with Google.”

Quickoffice already has an established track record of enabling seamless interoperability with popular file formats and Google aims to incorporate this technology in their Apps product suite.

Quickoffice is based in Plano, Texas and employs about 400 people. Installed on over 300 million devices in more than 180 countries, Quickoffice is the worldwide leader in mobile office solutions.

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