Earlier last week, Google announced on a blog post that they’re removing Quickoffice from Google Play as well as the App Store. Google Drive was formerly known as Google Docs and is a file hosting service that also has word-processing tools with which you can edit and create files. It is available both for Desktop as well mobile users. Starting from April, Google made changes to Google Drive by releasing the three document editing tools i.e. Google Docs, Sheets, Slides as standalone apps for mobile. Desktop users can still access all those tools in one place.
Quickoffice, on the other hand, is a mobile app for editing and creating documents, presentations and spreadsheets on the go. It is available for Android and iOS devices on Google play and Apple App Store respectively.
The announcement unveiled that Google is removing the app “in the coming weeks”. They will also update the existing standalone Google Drive apps and add bunches of new features into them.
Google acquired Quickoffice back in 2012 and after several changes and updates to the app, they decided that they’re integrating it with Google Drive. The work of integration that has been underway for a couple of years is now about to complete.
For those of you who already have an account with Oppenoffice, you can continue to use it but it won’t be available for download to new users.