February 17, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka
QuickOffice is positioning itself as the go-to option for reading, creating, and editing Office documents on Android. Already available on Android phones, QuickOffice has developed a version of the app optimized for Honeycomb tablets (Android 3.0) that will greatly improve the content creation abilities of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Motorola Xoom, and more.
I managed to get a demo of the upcoming app and I have a feeling that QuickOffice will be one of the first downloads for people who expect to use their Honeycomb tablets for document creation or consumption. QuickOffice can use speech-to-text for dictation, import dynamic content, and apply most of the formatting and formulas used in Microsoft Office docs.
The headline feature of QuickOffice, in my opinion, is the cloud support that will be available in the app. Users will be able to open Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents stored in Dropbox or Google Docs, and then have changes updated to those sites. It’s incredibly useful to be able to have your documents always available, and the mix of local and cloud storage will create plenty of flexibility for QuickOffice features.
A free version of QuickOffice that can view documents is expected to be pre-loaded on upcoming Honeycomb tablets. An upgrade to the premium version, which allows editing, will be available through the Android Market for a yet-to-be-determined price. Here’s a video demonstration of the app (please excuse the early bluriness; my autofocus was accidentally turned off).