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Microsoft Office Preview apps released for Android tablets on Lollipop, and x86 systems

Microsoft has a new Preview release of Office for Android, permissions required, that will run on your Android 5.0+ lollipop tablet, or your x86 tablet under 10.1-inches.

Published onApril 22, 2015

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Microsoft truly has been on a tear bringing their apps and services to tablet users, and not just users of their own Windows operating system. In this latest release, a new Preview of their Office apps is available for Android 5.0+ Lollipop tablets, or any tablet 10.1-inches and smaller running x86 architecture.

It was not long ago we announced that these Office apps, being Word, Excel and PowerPoint, were made available, for free, to Android tablet users. This new Preview release is, for lack of a better word, a beta program, allowing you a glimpse of what is to come for all Microsoft Office users.

Microsoft Office apps Preview

Getting in on the fun requires you to apply through the Microsoft Office testing group on Google+. Just ask for permission to get in, then, upon approval, your access to the apps in the Google Play Store will provide the Preview apps instead of the currently more stable releases.

As previously mentioned, the apps at play here are Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. You can always hit up the Google Play Store for the current public release of each app for your Android tablet. Of course, most Android Lollipop tablets, as with the newly built tablets running the ‘old’ x86 architecture, have been exempt from these public release apps, making this new release very exciting for Office fans with tablets running the latest Android software.

We’ll be certain to keep tabs on this and let you know if anything significant is available in the Preview Office apps. Until then, are any of you in the beta program and having anything exciting to share?

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