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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: OpenOffice for Android
Date Thu, 11 Oct 2012 21:11:56 GMT
On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 4:10 PM, David Paenson <davepolit@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
>
> I keep on thinking: wouldn't it be wonderful if OpenOffice was
> available for tablets running Android?
>
> Yesterday I had to tell a student who had bought a cheap tablet
> including external keyboard she had better resell it and buy instead a
> netbook, so she could install OpenOffice for Linux or Windows.
>
> Could Google not be approached by OpenOffice programmers with an offer
> of the sort:
>
> "We OpenOffice programmers could and would port OpenOffice to android,
> but we of course need to be paid proper programmers' salary. A first
> working and tested edition would take us around 15 months, working as
> a group of 5 programmers." ?
>
> Google/Android has no proper office suite. Microsoft will probably
> never want to port their MS Office to Android, because that would be
> the end of Windows 8, and Apple is not really interested in Office
> software anyway, at least not for Android.
>
> So OppenOffice would dominate the market for Android tablets, which
> would be good for Google too :).
>

Certainly Google would benefit from an Android office suite. But it
looks like they have gone with a different option:

http://www.quickoffice.com/google_acquires_quickoffice/

-Rob

> Yours
> Dave

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