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From Louis Suárez-Potts <lui...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: AOO on Nexus 7 and the Kim Komando Show
Date Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:15:05 GMT

On 2013-10-22, at 14:11 , Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 1:41 PM, Louis Suárez-Potts <luispo@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> On 2013-10-22, at 13:38 , Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
>> 
>>> On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 9:42 PM, Louis Suárez-Potts <luispo@gmail.com>
wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> On 2013-10-21, at 18:28 , Ian Lynch <ianrlynch@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> Given the number of Android devices out there and growing I can see a
time
>>>>> where if its not editable there it won't be worth considering.
>>>> 
>>>> That time is now.
>>> 
>>> The 800-lbs gorilla is Google and their QuickOffice purchase, which
>>> they are now making available for free on iOS and Android:
>>> 
>>> https://plus.google.com/+GoogleDrive/posts/Gz5GpSeCW4x
>>> 
>>> I don't think it supports ODF, but otherwise is a strong editor suite.
>>> So it does make it hard for any new competitor, since they would
>>> essentially be competing against a free, fully-featured app.
>> 
>> is it a native client?
>> 
> 
> Yes.

(BTW, there are no 800 lb. gorillas :-) )

Okay, but arguendo the mighty weight of Google's omnipresence, I'd be curious to learn what
kind of uptake there will be of the app. Given their deployment of Docs & other Drive
tools, I suspect there'll be improvements, but erratically. 

-lsp


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