Google to Acquire QuickOffice

As has been discussed many time before at this site and elsewhere, Apple pretty much dominated the tablet world with the iPad. When using the iPad, Apple has even provided iWork (at an extra charge of course), which are a pretty good suite of Office-type apps to use to get work done.

With the impending announcement of new Google Chrome and Android tablets it seems like the search giant is gearing up to get into the mobile office space in a big way with today’s announcement of the acquisition of QuickOffice.

“Today, consumers, businesses and schools use Google Apps to get stuff done from anywhere, with anyone and on any device,” the company wrote on its blog. “Quickoffice has an established track record of enabling seamless interoperability with popular file formats, and we’ll be working on bringing their powerful technology to our Apps product suite.”

Google already has a nice Office-like environment with Google Docs (now Google Drive). The acquisition of QuickOffice can only help to build on that to deliver an even better user experience and functionality.

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