One of the questions I get to hear often is if Android Tablet/Smart Phone runs full Microsoft Office.
I personally witness most of the salesmen told their customers they can run full Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) on the Android tablets they are selling. While it is true to some level, at the same time it is a misleading statement comes from guys who have hardly work on either Microsoft Office or Android devices properly.
As of writing this article dated November 2013, there is no official Office application from Microsoft is on Google Play Store, which means No you cannot run Microsoft Office on your Android smart phone or tablet. The good news is there are alternates to MS Office available for Android in Play Store.
There are dozens of free and paid Office Applications that let you work on Microsoft Office documents including Words, Excel and PowerPoint files. You can create new documents and edit in existing MS Office files. Some Office apps are great Microsoft Office replacements but the most important thing you need to remember that none of them will provide you 100% functionality of a PC version of MS Office.
All of the available Microsoft Office alternates have their own strengths and flaws. A user has to adjust to available functionalities and work around the limitations. Every person has different use of Office so you may need to try more then one Office app to find which is more suitable to your requirements.
Microsoft Office is available on Windows Tablets, which are entirely a different category of products.
I am compiling the list of good Microsoft Office replacements available free on Play Store so stay tuned.
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