Microsoft debuts Office for Android with Tablet Preview

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Back in March, Microsoft released Office for the iPad, but it required a subscription to Office 365. Unfortunately at the time, there wasn’t a version of Office available for Android tablets, but as of today, that’s no longer the case. Along with releasing iPhone apps for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Microsoft has also announced a preview of Office for Android.

The best part about all of this is the fact that you don’t need an Office 365 subscription anymore, meaning that you can use the suite of Office Mobile apps, for free. Now if you want to take advantage of Dropbox integration, then you will still need to subscribe to Office 365, but if you’re okay without it, then feel free to jump on board.

If you want to get the Office for Android tablet preview, then just head over to Microsoft’s form found here, and fill out the necessary information. After completed, you should receive an invite in the next week or two. One thing that Microsoft would like everyone to note, if your device is expected to be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop, please do not install the Office preview. It’s not known whether the Office preview will work, but if you are going to be using the preview, just keep compatibility in mind.