After announcing that the Google Docs, Sheets and Slides apps will be able to natively edit Microsoft Office files at Google I/O, the search engine giants have today announced the removal of Quickoffice from the Google Play Store and iOS App Store.

This move comes with little surprise, given that one of Quickoffice’s key selling points was the ability to edit Microsoft Office files. Now that Google has integrated Quickoffice functionality in to Docs, Sheets & Slides, there’s almost no reason to keep them going as separate apps.

While it won’t be accessible to new users once its pulled, existing users will be able to continue using the iOS & Android apps — although Google won’t be performing any further updates.

You can read the announcement on Google’s blog here.

So what do you guys make of it? Will the Quickoffice apps be missed? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below!


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Fabio Virgi

I'm the Founder & Editor of Let's Talk Tech and a travel blog called Fab Meets World. Some people call me a geek, I think they're probably right. I'm fascinated by technology and innovation, love good design and own way too many gadgets for my own good. Want to connect? Get in touch on Twitter and Instagram.