Microsoft has today announced that the phone-specific versions of their Office apps are ready for public preview, and that you can download them right now. You’ll be getting Excel, Word and Powerpoint in user interfaces fit for the smaller screen of a phone.
So what do you have to do to download them? Simple:
- Join Microsoft’s community on Google+ right here
- Head to each respective app’s listing to enroll as a tester: Word, Excel, Powerpoint
- Wait for up to 4 hours for Google Play to update your permissions
- Download as you would any app
And that’s it! Prior experience with Microsoft previews tell us there shouldn’t be much to worry about in terms of stability here, and that it won’t be long before we see a general release if no major issues pop up. That said, if you simply can’t wait for general availability then this is the fastest way to get Microsoft’s Office apps on your Android phone.