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Microsoft Word installed more than 1 billion times on Android devices

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The Android version of word processor Microsoft Word has been installed more than a billion times, according to figures from the Google Play Store, writes The Verge, among others.

It is not known exactly how often Word has been downloaded on Android devices. The Play Store page always rounds that number and is now “1,000,000,000+”.

Other Microsoft apps also work well on Android devices. For example, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and OneDrive each have more than 500 million installations. E-mail app Outlook has more than 100 million installations.

It is not clear whether people have installed the apps from the Play Store. Microsoft has agreements with various telephone manufacturers, which means that company software is sometimes supplied as standard with a device.

Bill Gates called it “his biggest mistake ever” last month that Microsoft failed to set up a large mobile operating system such as Android. Gates said that besides Apple’s iOS, there was only room for one other competitor. Microsoft’s Office apps have been available on Android and iOS for a few years.

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