In my years of experience, QuickOffice has been the best documents editing suite available on mobile. It has also been the default built-in suite on Nokia’s Symbian/Belle smartphones till date. Of course, with the advent of iOS and Android, versions for those two platforms have been released too.
As such, Google’s recent acquisition of QuickOffice must have come as a shock to Nokia. A key app in their arsenal now belongs to the competition. I doubt though that this acquisition will give Nokia’s CEO any sleepless night, given his constant sidelining of Belle in the company’s new campaign.
QuickOffice is good and versatile, and Google must have seen the value in owning both the product and the team behind it. Which leads me to asking: Why did Nokia not buy QuickOffice all these years?
One thing is sure: now that QuickOffice belongs to Google, expect some better integration with Google’s services. Sounds like a winner in my books.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with HDML/WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.