Microsoft now has preview versions of its Word, Excel and PowerPoint Office apps available for testing on Android smartphones.
After launching its Word, Excel and PowerPoint Office apps for Android tablets back in January, Microsoft is now allowing Android smartphone owners to test preview versions of those same apps. Here's how you can try out these app before they are officially released:
- Join the Microsoft Office for Android community. (http://aka.ms/phonedroid)
- Once you join the community, you can "Become a tester" by clicking on the links to the apps: Word (http://aka.ms/previewword), Excel (http://aka.ms/previewexcel), and PowerPoint (http://aka.ms/previewpowerpoint)
- Wait for Google Play to replicate permissions (this may take ~up to 4 hours), then click above mentioned links and follow the download links to install apps using Google play store.
Keep in mind if you sign up for the testing program and get these preview versions, you can expect bugs and issues to crop up when using them.