Microsoft, the world's largest software developing company, is finally rolling out its long-due update to the Android version of Office Mobile app.
The new update to the Office suite, which includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint, makes it much easier to access, edit and share Office files on phones. Most notably, the Android update includes Dropbox integration for Office Mobile app as well as sharing via OneDrive.
The update makes the Android Office Mobile app equivalent to its iOS counterpart, as the iPhones received Dropbox integration just days after the software titan announced its partnership with the cloud storage company. Users of Office Mobile on Android smartphones can also generate links to the documents and share them with other users from within the app.
"Fresh updates are available now for the Office Mobile app for Android phones, making it easier to access, edit and share online Office files from your Android phone," the Redmond based software company wrote in an Office blog post, Thursday.
In order to share a document, select the context menu (three vertical dots) on the top right hand side of the app, tap share and select "Email as link."
With Dropbox integration, Android users can store documents on the cloud and browse files directly within the Office Mobile app for Android. Additionally, users can edit and save documents saved in Dropbox without ever leaving the Office Mobile app.
The updated version of the app is available as a free download from Google Play Store and requires Android version 4.0 and above. Currently, Office Mobile hasn't received optimization for Android tablets but it is in beta phase. Office for Android tablets is expected to launch sometime early next year.