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You can download the Office for Android tablet preview right now

Published Jan 6th, 2015 5:15PM EST
Office for Android Tablets Preview
Image: Google Play

Last November, Microsoft announced that it would be inviting some Android tablet users to test Microsoft Office for the very first time. Two months later, the preview is receiving its largest expansion yet as Microsoft makes the preview apps available to anyone with an eligible device without having to request access or being put on a waitlist.

LAST TIME: Awesome news, Android fans: Office for Android tablets is now available for you to try

In order to participate in the preview you’ll need an ARM-based Android tablet running either KitKat or Lollipop, with a screen size between 7 inches and 10.1 inches. If your tablet fits within those parameters, head to the Google Play store and download the Word, Excel and PowerPoint preview apps free today.

Microsoft is still actively developing Office for Android, so feel free to leave feedback once you’ve tried out the apps. With some luck, Android tablet and phone users will have access to the same robust, free apps as iOS users well before the end of 2015. In the meantime, Windows Phone users look on forlornly, wondering why the company that built their devices has forsaken them.

We feel for you, Windows Phone users. Your turn might be coming sooner than you think.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.