Remember the days when Microsoft kept all its favorite toys in its own playground? Ah, those days are long over, and now we've got the full suite of Office apps on Android. All three—Word, Excel, and PowerPoint—are getting nice little updates today.

There's a bit of overlap between the apps, but here are all three changelogs.

Word

  • Multiple Highlight colors: Pick your favorite
  • Smart lookup: Within a document, get relevant definitions, pictures, and more, all from the web
  • More Sharing options: Now share documents using WeChat and QQ apps
  • Sign-up simplification: Sign up for a free Microsoft account. It’s easier than ever

Excel

  • Table styles: Instantly change how a table looks
  • More Paste options: Paste just a formula, value, or format from a copied cell
  • View angled and rotated text: See the difference
  • More Sharing options: Now share documents using WeChat and QQ apps
  • Sign-up simplification: Sign up for a free Microsoft account. It’s easier than ever

PowerPoint

  • Multimedia Playback: Play embedded media files in your presentations
  • More Sharing options: Now share documents using WeChat and QQ apps
  • Sign-up simplification: Sign up for a free Microsoft account. It’s easier than ever

 

So, all three apps now have built-in Microsoft account creation, which makes it easier to get up and running if you don't use other Microsoft services. The Chinese-focused WeChat and QQ apps are also supported for sharing. Word adds smart lookup for relevant web information based on document content, plus more highlight colors. Excel is probably the most significant with more tab styles, paste options, and text formatting to make your tables look cooler.

All the apps are free to use, but some of the more powerful features require an Office 365 subscription.

Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word
Price: Free+

Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel
Price: Free+

Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft PowerPoint