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Microsoft Office Apps For Kindle Fire

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 by | Filed Under: Android, MS Office Help, Quick Tips
 
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A reader wanted to know why he can’t seem to download Microsoft Office Apps for his Kindle Fire Tablet. “I’ve read that free Microsoft Office apps are supposed to be in the app store for all tablets. But I can’t find any in the store for my Fire tablet. I see OneNote, OneDrive, and Outlook, but no Word or Excel? What’s up?”

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It’s true that Microsoft has free Office apps available for Android, iPads, and Windows Tablets. But you won’t find them for Kindle Fire, even though Fire tablets run on Android. These devices use a customized version of Android that only allows you to download apps from the Amazon app store. Microsoft Office apps aren’t available there yet.

I’m not sure what’s stopped Amazon and Microsoft from coming to an agreement about making the apps available, but they are not. There are several good, free office suites in the Amazon App Store that will allow you to create, read, and edit Office documents and spreadsheets. Plus you can use them in conjunction with OneDrive.

I think the absence of Office apps is a big flaw in an otherwise great tablet.

~ Cynthia

 

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One Response to “Microsoft Office Apps For Kindle Fire”

  1. Jadesqr says:

    Very interesting commentary…Amazon offers ‘OneNote’ Microsoft App but only offers MobiSystems, Inc. apps for productivity. Seems Amazon has a contract with ‘Mobi..’ that supersedes Microsoft Office availability, under the circumstances of MS Security issues, maybe it’s a good idea.

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