Microsoft Office mobile applications have been available separately for a long time. Until now, users had to download and install Word, Excel and PowerPoint separately from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
While for some this was the right approach, as they did not want the full Microsoft Office suite but only one specific application, such as Word or Excel, others found the idea of separate applications rather annoying because they had to download, install and update to more than one application.
Microsoft obviously weighed both views and recently posted an update to the Google Play Store Microsoft Office that includes all the applications that were offered in the past separately.
Η Microsoft Office application is offered currently only for Android users, but logically Microsoft will bring it to the iPhone in the coming weeks. There is no official announcement about the new integrated Office application, but the Google Play Store listing underscores the purpose of its existence.
From a technical point of view, a Microsoft Office application that combines all the productivity tools that have been offered separately so far is also useful in Microsoft partnerships with various device manufacturers.
For example, Samsung pre-installs Microsoft Office applications on Galaxy S models and offers Word, Excel and PowerPoint separately. An application that combines everything could make everything simpler for everyone, so it remains to be seen when and if this approach will be extended to other platforms.
Respectively, Xiaomi uses the KingSoft suite, which contains all the individual programs in a single application.
The old, separate applications of Word, Excel etc still exist in the Google Play Store, for those who do not agree with the new move of the company. But we do not know what they will become or whether they will be supported in the future.