Microsoft announces Arabic support for Office 2016 for Android

Published October 29th, 2015 - 04:41 GMT

Microsoft has announced that the Android version of Office 2016, will now have complete Arabic support.

As part of an initiative to cater to its Arabic speaking customers, Microsoft has officially announced that Android version of Office 2016 will have Arabic support. The Arabic language support will help Arabic users to have a more personalised experience, which will help them to be more productive. Android users in the UAE, Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritania, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Yemen will be given access to the Arabic support, which will also help them benefit from the unique features that Office 2016 offers. Users will now have a UI that is completely translated in Arabic, bi-directional, as well as switchable text support in documents and text box creation and text entry in shapes and tables.

Microsoft Office 2016 for Android have the look and quality of Office, with an added touch experience designed exclusively for phones and tablets. The Office applications allow users to read, review, create, make edits and share documents, spreadsheets and presentations while on the go. Users will also have access to all the documents stored on the Cloud server as well. Office 2016 also allows built in sharing, which makes team work easier and more efficient Ihsan Anabtawi, Regional Manager, Applications and Services for Microsoft Gulf says that “Office 2016 Arabic for Android is created to replicate that authentic experience on the device that is right for you. Whether you are creating an Excel spreadsheet on your tablet, authoring a Word document in the browser or making edits to a PowerPoint on your android device, you will enjoy the same great Office experience you love, everywhere you are.”

Microsoft will run the in-App campaign in Office Mobile on Android devices running Android 4.4 and above during the interim period post launch, which will direct users to install new Apps via Google Play and other App stores. Once the interim period is over, Microsoft will restrict the installation on new devices to Android 4.3 and below.


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