Internet giant Google announced it has acquired a mobile document editing application, Quickoffice on Tuesday (5/6) local time.
The move is expected to rival Microsoft, which plans to launch its version of Office for IOS and Android tablet.
Quickoffice is an application that operates since 1997 and soon became a popular software for handling documents on Apple’s IOS operating system and Google Android. Quickoffice has a feature to open, read, and edit Microsoft Office files with complete document data integrity.
Party application makers claim their products have been downloaded and installed on 300 million devices in 180 countries.
Sepekulasi circulating that Google’s move is in anticipation of buying Quickoffice Microsoft plans to launch a tablet device-specific Office product with the IOS operating system, Android and Windows.
Microsoft Office version of the tablet’s new plan to slide in November. That means, Google still have a lot to strengthen its position in the market Quickoffice.
Quickoffice is the second major acquisition this week because earlier on Monday it had bought internet giant corporate instant messaging services “Meebo”.
According to previous reports from the pages of internet technology AllThingsD, Google spent about 100 million U.S. dollars to buy Meebo.