1 billion installs of Microsoft Word for Android
Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates mentioned that the greatest mistake ever was to miss out on the mobile operating system (OS) world.
After four years of its release, the Android edition of Microsoft Word has crossed the "1 billion installs" mark on Google`s Play Store. According to Android Police report, This milestone was ironic, especially after last month.
Report points that these figures aren’t necessarily downloads from Google’s Play Store, as Microsoft has agreements with manufacturers to pre-install Word (and several other apps) on phones and tablets, so there's a good chance many of those billion installations come from devices where the app has never been opened.
Last month, In an interview, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates mentioned that the greatest mistake ever was to miss out on the mobile operating system (OS) world.
He also noted that there is space for only one competitor for Apple`s iOS -- and that it should have been a natural thing for Microsoft to win.
Launched back in 2015, Microsoft Word let users create, edit and view any document in Word format. While Microsoft`s mobile efforts have never reached the success of its competitors, its mobile versions of Microsoft Office still enjoy a significant amount of market penetration which is much like their desktop counterparts.
Reportedly, Other Office apps including Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and OneDrive each have more than 500 million installs, while email client Outlook for Android has more than 100 million installs.