Microsoft hits a new and notable milestone as its Android version of word press records a billion installations
Reaching a billion downloads is not only surprising but remarkable as well. And the fact that the achievement was based on only Android OS makes it super-amazing. At that, you can also tell that the Microsoft general Office App is doing just as fine as the Microsoft word press.
According to the report from Android police, other Office apps including Spreadsheet app, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and OneDrive now have more than 500 million installations respectively.
In addition, email client Outlook for Android has more than 100 million installs. Android Police further points out that these figures aren’t necessarily downloads from Google’s Play Store, noting that Microsoft has some agreements with some manufacturers to preinstall its apps on various device.
That been said, there is no doubt that the new achievement by Microsoft is quite ironic, considering that Bill Gates, sometimes last month talked about how much he regrets his “greatest mistake ever” – missing out on the mobile OS world, noting that there’s only space for one competitor for iOS, and that it should have been “a natural thing for Microsoft to win.”
However, while Microsoft’s mobile efforts have never reached the success of its competitors, its mobile versions of Microsoft Office enjoy a significant amount of market penetration, much like their desktop counterparts.