Google has recently announced it has completed the acquisition of Quickoffice, the software company known for having built the suite dedicated to personal productivity platform available for Android and iOS. With the recent acquisition, Google will strengthen its GAPPS and simultaneously handle a very wide base of users who have already chosen the personal productivity tools made by QuickOffice. The QuickOffice package, including applications to view and create documents in Word, Excel and PowerPoint and is installed in over 300 million mobile devices.
This is the second acquisition completed by Google during the week just started . At the time neither Google nor Quickoffice today announced the financial terms of the agreement. But Google has clarified that those are the two main objectives of the new business move in the following terms:
The main objective is to transpose in the suite of Google App created by the technology developed by Quickoffice, which allows interoperability of files created in popular formats:
Quickoffice has an established track record of enabling seamless interoperability with popular file formats, and we’ll be working on bringing their powerful technology to our Apps product suite.
Google will also continue to provide support to the large number of users who have chosen the QuickOffice suite:
Quickoffice has a strong base of users, and we look forward to supporting them while we work on an even more seamless, intuitive and integrated experience.
Google apps and services that could benefit from the experience and technology developed by Quickoffice could be first Google Docs and Google Drive. We will in the coming weeks which will be the tangible results of the new acquisition.