Now in Canada: Office 365 for Android phones

At the end of July, we reported that Microsoft had launched Office 365 for Android Phones in the U.S. Luckily for Canada, the wait was short, as two weeks later it’s now available North of the border.

It’s available now free of charge for Canadian Office 365 Home Premium and Office 365 ProPlus subscribers via the Google Play Store, allowing for the viewing and editing of Word, Excel and other Office files on Android handsets, something already available for Windows Phone and iPhone.

As reported previously, the offering is just for Android phones as it has been optimized for that screen size; tablets will come later. And it’s just available to Office 365 subscribers; a mobile-only suite cannot be purchased.

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Jim Love, Chief Content Officer, IT World Canada

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Jeff Jedras
Jeff Jedras
A veteran technology and business journalist, Jeff Jedras began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the booming (and later busting) Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal, as well as everything from municipal politics to real estate. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada. He would go on to cover the channel as an assistant editor with CDN. His writing has appeared in the Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Citizen and a wide range of industry trade publications.

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