Google acquires Quickoffice to improve mobile productivity

In a very pleasantly surprising move, Google has announced on its official blog that it has acquired the mobile document editing company Quickoffice, which makes productivity apps for iOS and Android.


With this buy out Google might aim to imrove its Google Docs suite and integrate Quickoffice into the Docs and target a large number of enterprise users.

Google’s Engineering Director, Alan Warren said,
We’re happy to announce that we have acquired Quickoffice, a leader in office productivity solutions.
Today, consumers, businesses and schools use Google Apps to get stuff done from anywhere, with anyone and on any device. Quickoffice has an established track record of enabling seamless interoperability with popular file formats, and we’ll be working on bringing their powerful technology to our Apps product suite.
Quickoffice has a strong base of users, and we look forward to supporting them while we work on an even more seamless, intuitive and integrated experience.
We’re excited to welcome the Quickoffice team and their users to Google.

Quickoffice Pro and Pro HD sell for about Rs. 834 and Rs. 1112 on Google Play but now we don’t know if after the buy-out would Google make the apps go free by integrating it with Docs or still keep the apps up in the Play Store.