Microsoft Office is now working on all Chromebooks with Play Store support

Microsoft Office is now working on all Chromebooks with Play Store support

Microsoft Office is now working on all Chromebooks with Play Store support

Chromebooks have also been massively popular in schools, where many districts continue to use Office products. In bringing Android apps onto Chromebooks, it appeared as though Microsoft Office would be usable on the platform without resorting to the web apps.

But one thing that up until now that has been fairly disastrous has been its support for individual Office applications on Google's Chromebooks.

We checked every Chrome OS device we have and can confirm they all show every Office app in the Play Store ready for download. As reported by Android Central, all Chromebooks can download the Microsoft Office from the Google Play Store, no matter who manufactured the device.

Office has been usable on a few select Chromebooks since Google launched the Play Store on Chrome OS past year. The state of the situation has been that the Office Android apps were available on some devices, but not on others.

For starters, just because all newer Chromebooks now support Google Play, the ability to run Android apps on older models is still limited.

As you may recall, Google made Chrome OS capable of supporting Android applications previous year, but that support had been limited to select models. More details about what features the subscription unlocks can be found here.

The app is now available from the Google Play Store, according to Chrome Unboxed. and is free to any device with a screen size less than 10.1 inches, such as the Chromebook Flip from Asus.

If part of the software you were missing on a Chromebook that kept you from making the leap was Microsoft Office, we've got some good news for you today. Anything larger than 10.1-inches and the subscription fee kicks in.

Of course, Chromebook users haven't been completely devoid of productivity apps until now. The same rule applies to the iPad Pro.

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