Microsoft has now officially launched its Office suite to the Android users, today. The software giant has released three variants of MS Office into the Google playstore. The apps include MS Office, MS word and MS powerpoint.
The apps which were available as a preview version before, are now made universal to the public as freeware. However, Microsoft has imposed certain restrictions on the usage of the Office apps.
Microsoft has included main features of the Office suite into the Android apps. Though it is good to have MS office handy, the apps have certain limitations. The MS Office apps runs only on the smartphones powered with at least 1 GB of RAM and running Android 4.4 or higher. These specifications will delimit most of the Android users who are running earlier versions, from using the Office suite.
Google analysis reports say that only half of the Android users are currently running Android 4.4 or higher with 1 GB of RAM. Though Android 4.4 was designed to run efficiently on smartphones sporting 512 MB of RAM, the Office suite does not provide for the same.
The Playstore has recorded one million downloads of the office apps in less than one day. However users expressed their dissatisfaction over the heavy memory consumption of the apps, the engadget reports.