After buying instant messaging service Meebo , Google has announced via their official blog, the acquisition of Quickoffice mobile app, an application suite of editing documents for mobile platforms including Android, of course.

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This acquisition, the amount is still unknown, is designed to integrate Quickoffice applications in Google and you can expect very soon to major updates to Google Drive (formerly Google Docs).

As per Google’s official blog :

We’re happy to announce that we have acquired Quickoffice, a leader in office productivity solutions.  Today, consumers, businesses and schools use Google Apps to get stuff done from anywhere, with anyone and on any device. Quickoffice has an established track record of enabling seamless interoperability with popular file formats, and we’ll be working on bringing their powerful technology to our Apps product suite.

Google indicates that support for Quickoffice applications, which have a very large user base, will be maintained but it is unclear for how long and we can assume that eventually they will disappear and that their users are kindly invited to use Google Drive.

Quickoffice was launched in 1997, and it’s the app which provides mobile office document software for devices running Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating systems. Quickoffice mobile app allows users to open, view and edit Microsoft Office files with complete document data integrity. And the Quickoffice company said that its product has been downloaded on 300 million devices so far in 180 countries.

Source : Google blog