The Office for Android tablet preview expands

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In November, we invited you to sign up for the Office for Android tablet preview. With such an overwhelmingly positive response from people around the world, we made it even easier for customers to download the preview apps by requesting access to the Google Plus community.

Over the last two months, we have heard from people all over the world who want the power of Office on their Android tablet. The feedback we’ve received through this initial phase of preview has helped us shape and optimize the Office experience for Android tablet users. Your feedback also helps us plan and prioritize future feature updates.

Today, we are excited to announce that we are further expanding the preview. We want more feedback from more users to ensure that Office apps work well on a range of different Android tablets before launching the official apps. To participate in the preview, you can use an ARM-based Android tablet running KitKat or Lollipop, with a screen size between 7″ and 10.1″. Starting today, anyone can go to Google Play and download the Word, Excel and PowerPoint preview apps. No waitlist. No requesting access. Just go and download the apps!

We hope you will join the preview and tell us what you think. Your feedback is critical in helping us deliver world-class Office applications to Android tablets. Download the Word, Excel and PowerPoint preview apps for your Android tablet today and tell us what you think in our Google Plus community.

  1. will this eventually be available for larger screen size tablets? (Samsung Note Pro 12.1)

    • I have Samsung Note pro 12.2 , too. Please make Office to support this device.

  2. I have searched to get the apps, but they are not showing up on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0. It is a 7” device, so it should show up, correct?

    • The Office Apps are not available on Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 inch device due to perf reasons. We are working to resolve the issues. Stay tuned for further updates.

      • Do please keep us updated. I bought this device to specifically test the previews and am now annoyed and delayed in testing (with Microsoft Intune).

  3. I also have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7″, which has Android 4.4.2 Kit-Kat, and when I looked the apps up on my computer, it saidoesn’t they are not compatible! So what additional requirements beyond the 7″ Kit-Kat bit are we missing?

    • The Office Apps are not available on Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 inch device due to perf reasons. We are working to resolve the issues. Stay tuned for further updates.

      • It also doesn’t work on my Nexus 7, Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 or my Asus TF700 tablets. Are you saying this is a performance problem for all of them? The Tab S is one of the newest, fastest you can buy!

        • All three devices that you have listed are supported by the Preview Apps. So, can you please share the exact error message that you are encountering while trying to download the Apps? Also, does all three of your devices have OS version 4.4.x or later? This would help further debug the issue.

  4. Looks very good on my galaxy tab s 10.5. Seems to run pretty smooth also. Excellent job!

  5. Dear Team

    Why you are not allowing users with 6 inch phablets to download the preview. ? I really want to use this but not allowed to just because device size is 6 inch.please help

  6. For anyone in the UK that got a nice new Hudl 2 from Father Christmas,, this latest preview isn’t supported because although Hudl 2 is running KitKat (4.4.2), the processor is an Intel quad core chip. I think this just goes to show how complex the Android ecosystem is when a company as big as Microsoft issues a preview with a 3-dimensional constraint comprising both hardware and operating system software.

  7. Please make it available to older android versions (4.2).

  8. Hi there, please are there any plans to have Office Mobile available for Intel based Tablets running Android?



  9. Right now it says I’m required to have an Office 365 subscription to save or edit. Is that just for the prview? I have an Office 2013 Professional license. Will I really be required to take out a subscrition to use this? My tablet is the Galaxy Tab S 10.5.

  10. So are you saying this is already available for samsung galaxy tab s 8.4″ 94 and will be available for Samsung Galaxy Pro 12.2″ ?

  11. For people who have a 6 inch or 12 inch tablet, Microsoft knows that these screen sizes exist don’t ask why the app is not available for your tablet. Ask him to make it run on these screen sizes.

  12. I installed this app on google Nexus 5,4.95inch. But it can’t work. Will the office team expands office for Android that can work on Android phones?

  13. Sorry,
    same problem of another user down here: I’m required to have an Office 365 subscription to save or edit on tablet Galaxy Tab S 10.5. Why this? How can I solve the issue?
    thanks a lot,

  14. I’m using Asus Transformer Pad TF103CG and the play store link said my device isn’t compatible. For a dual core Intel 1.6 GHz and 1GB of RAM, my tablet should be enough to run Office. At the very least, I run Google own docs and sheets and some third party office like apps and they run fine.

    Please update to support this tablet. I don’t think performance is an issue especially with the low pixel count.

    Thanks for the effort.

  15. Any way that the new Dell Venue 8 7000 can be added to the “compatible list”?

  16. I have a Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and the Microsoft Office Preview won’t let me edit documents without a 365 subscription. I understand that MS Office for Android won’t be available for free for tablets over 10.1 inches.

    If I purchase an Office 365 subscription will Microsoft Office for Android work on my tablet?

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