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LibreOffice for Android advancing soon

Posted by Jerry Hannan Tuesday, February 3, 2015
LibreOffice for Android advancing soon

The abutting above LibreOffice desktop absolution is aloof about the bend and now the developers abaft the accessible antecedent abundance apartment are advancing to extend it to Android.

It's taken a while for LibreOffice to breach out of the desktop, but the activity is now affective apace to bear Android versions of its desktop modules chat processor Writer, spreadsheet Calc, and presentation amalgamation Impress.

The Certificate Foundation on Tuesday appear it had assigned the assignment all-important to body the Android apps to two companies. The Certificate Foundation is acquisitive the aftereffect will be a "compelling, affected and full-featured acquaintance of LibreOffice on Android", gadgets in Pakistan Ital Vignoli, one of its founders, said.


The two firms awarded the assignment were Collabora, which developed the LibreOffice Viewer, and Igalia, an accessible antecedent software development consultancy. The brace will bear the framework for Android versions of Writer, Calc, and Impress as able-bodied as the Draw agent angel editor and Math for creating equations. Igalia will be carrying an interface for others to accommodate their adopted billow accumulator provider with the appointment suite.

A absolution date for the apartment of Android apps has yet to be announced, about the foundation expects the several key projects basement it are accepted to be completed during March.

The appointment apartment will be based on the assignment that's already gone into the LibreOffice Viewer Beta, which was appear beforehand this ages and lets Android users accessible Accessible Certificate Format (ODF) files.

The beta supports argument abstracts and basal presentations, while spreadsheets and circuitous presentations are still in their aboriginal phases of development. The LibreOffice Viewer is congenital on a Mozilla and Android framework with contributions from the LibreOffice community, SUSE, and the Mozilla Corporation.

Vignoli acclaimed there had been able aboriginal abutment for the Viewer Beta gadgets in Pakistan, which has clocked up "tens of thousands" of downloads back its absolution on January 22. Google Play stats announce it's been installed up to 50,000 times.


When it arrives, LibreOffice will accompany Microsoft's Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Preview on Android, as able-bodied as Google's absolute apartment of abundance accoutrement and others such as Kingsoft's WPS Office.

Work on LibreOffice for adaptable comes as the Certificate Foundation apparatus up for the absolution of LibreOffice 4.4.

According to Charles-H. Schulz, addition Certificate Foundation founder, the abutting above absolution will accept an bigger user interface, including "better attractive toolbars, menus, colour selector, to a abounding set of icons assuredly accession on OS X".

Another standout affection is the adeptness to affix LibreOffice 4.4 to Microsoft's OneDrive billow storage. The goal, accumulated with assignment on Android, is to accept a apartment that is bigger ill-fitted to multi-device use and collaboration.

"If you add to this adapter the contempo announcements of the assignment we are accomplishing on Android gadgets in Pakistan, you may apprehend that LibreOffice is accretion its focus not aloof on the software appearance itself, but on the certificate and its processing logic,"

LibreOffice for Android advancing soon

The abutting above LibreOffice desktop absolution is aloof about the bend and now the developers abaft the accessible antecedent abundance apartment are advancing to extend it to Android.

It's taken a while for LibreOffice to breach out of the desktop, but the activity is now affective apace to bear Android versions of its desktop modules chat processor Writer, spreadsheet Calc, and presentation amalgamation Impress.

The Certificate Foundation on Tuesday appear it had assigned the assignment all-important to body the Android apps to two companies. The Certificate Foundation is acquisitive the aftereffect will be a "compelling, affected and full-featured acquaintance of LibreOffice on Android", gadgets in Pakistan Ital Vignoli, one of its founders, said.


The two firms awarded the assignment were Collabora, which developed the LibreOffice Viewer, and Igalia, an accessible antecedent software development consultancy. The brace will bear the framework for Android versions of Writer, Calc, and Impress as able-bodied as the Draw agent angel editor and Math for creating equations. Igalia will be carrying an interface for others to accommodate their adopted billow accumulator provider with the appointment suite.

A absolution date for the apartment of Android apps has yet to be announced, about the foundation expects the several key projects basement it are accepted to be completed during March.

The appointment apartment will be based on the assignment that's already gone into the LibreOffice Viewer Beta, which was appear beforehand this ages and lets Android users accessible Accessible Certificate Format (ODF) files.

The beta supports argument abstracts and basal presentations, while spreadsheets and circuitous presentations are still in their aboriginal phases of development. The LibreOffice Viewer is congenital on a Mozilla and Android framework with contributions from the LibreOffice community, SUSE, and the Mozilla Corporation.

Vignoli acclaimed there had been able aboriginal abutment for the Viewer Beta gadgets in Pakistan, which has clocked up "tens of thousands" of downloads back its absolution on January 22. Google Play stats announce it's been installed up to 50,000 times.


When it arrives, LibreOffice will accompany Microsoft's Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Preview on Android, as able-bodied as Google's absolute apartment of abundance accoutrement and others such as Kingsoft's WPS Office.

Work on LibreOffice for adaptable comes as the Certificate Foundation apparatus up for the absolution of LibreOffice 4.4.

According to Charles-H. Schulz, addition Certificate Foundation founder, the abutting above absolution will accept an bigger user interface, including "better attractive toolbars, menus, colour selector, to a abounding set of icons assuredly accession on OS X".

Another standout affection is the adeptness to affix LibreOffice 4.4 to Microsoft's OneDrive billow storage. The goal, accumulated with assignment on Android, is to accept a apartment that is bigger ill-fitted to multi-device use and collaboration.

"If you add to this adapter the contempo announcements of the assignment we are accomplishing on Android gadgets in Pakistan, you may apprehend that LibreOffice is accretion its focus not aloof on the software appearance itself, but on the certificate and its processing logic,"

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