Word for Android reaches a real billion milestone


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Microsoft Word for Android has reached a billion installs. That’s a real Billion not a Microsoft hype billion. It’s even more impressive than it seems.

The billion number is counted by Google on Google Play.

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Microsoft loves quoting high numbers especially ‘Billion’ even when it makes little sense.  But this is different.

The statistic comes from Google which isn’t just an external source but a direct rival.

The billion counts downloads/installs from Google, it does not include the millions of new devices from Huawei and Samsung that have Word and Office pre-installed.

On the other hand, reinstallations are counted but that’s probably not a significant factor.

It’s a great milestone for Microsoft.  Their strategy of trying to take over mobile devices (especially Android) will be a lot easier with one of their primary products.  Word is just one of almost 80 Android apps Microsoft has published.

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