Microsoft’s Office Apps for Chromebooks Are Being Discontinued

Last Updated on September 9, 2021 by Josh

Microsoft has been offering its Office suite to Chromebook users via the Google Play store since 2017, but that will end in a few weeks. Microsoft will stop supporting Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook) on Chromebooks on September 18, 2021.

Key takeaways: 

  • According to Microsoft, “this transition provides Chromebook customers with access to additional and premium features.”
  • Chromebooks are powered by Google’s Chrome OS, which is based on Linux. Because Android is built on Linux, Chromebooks can also run Android apps.
  • Other mobile devices that run on Andriod, such as tablets and smartphones, are not being abandoned by Microsoft.

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