Kingsoft Office for Android Shows Continuing Growth Exceeding 100 Million Users
Survey Shows Larger Mobile Screens Increase Demand for Mobile Productivity Solutions
PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Kingsoft Office Software, Inc., a market leader in mobile and desktop office solutions, today announced that its Kingsoft Office for Android app recently surpassed 100 million registered users.
Kingsoft attributes the app’s mass adoption to the increased popularity of large-screen smartphones and mobile tablets. According to a recent survey conducted by the company, 91 percent of US consumers are open to editing an office document on a mobile device. Fifty-five percent cite having a larger screen as a major factor toward the likelihood they will work on files such as Word documents, PowerPoint presentations or Excel Spreadsheets from a smartphone or tablet.
In addition to screen size, experience is a major factor in consumer willingness to use mobile devices for office productivity. The survey showed that 9 out of 10 US consumers simply wish editing on a mobile device was easier. The most desired attributes from survey participants included formatting options similar to those they have on their PCs; access to spell check; ability to print directly from their mobile device; ability to use an external keyboard; ability to save to different formats auto-save and recovery functions; and the ability track document edits.
“Opening office documents on a mobile device has, until very recently, been mainly a viewing exercise,” said Mr. Ke Ge, CEO of Kingsoft Office Software. “With the growing popularity of smartphones and tablets, consumers want better tools for editing office documents while away from their PCs. To date, most of the default mobile office software and third-party solutions lack the experience consumers are looking for. This makes the success we’ve had and the incredible user reviews we’ve received for our Android office suite that much more exciting. People not only use our product, but they actually favor the experience.”
Kingsoft Office for Android is the most feature rich mobile office suite available to Android users. Key capabilities include:
-- View, edit, save and share Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents from any Android device* -- Edit more easily through advanced touch and gesture controls -- Save documents as multiple file types, including PDF -- Access rich formatting features -- Add and edit images in documents -- Track, accept and reject changes -- Encrypt documents -- Sync with popular cloud services including Google Docs, Dropbox and Box.net -- Use with Bluetooth and USB keyboards -- Transfer documents to other Kingsoft users over WIFI -- And much more
Kingsoft Office is also the most popular, free mobile office suite available on Google Play and has received over 100,000 consumer reviews, averaging 4.6 out of 5 stars. It’s available as a free download on Google Play at http://tinyurl.com/cpj3d8d.
The survey was conducted online within the United States on behalf of Kingsoft Office Software, Inc. from October 15-16, 2013 among 409 adults ages 18 and older.
* Compatible with mobile devices running Android 2.1 and above
About Kingsoft Office Software, Inc.
Palo Alto-based Kingsoft Office Software is the market leader in mobile and desktop office solutions. With over 100 million registered users, the company’s Kingsoft Office for Android is the most popular, free mobile office solution on Google Play, featuring robust capabilities for reading, editing and sharing word documents, presentations and spreadsheets from smartphones and tablets. The Kingsoft Office suite is also available for other platforms including iOS, Linux and Windows desktop. More information can be found at: www.ksosoft.com and follow @kingsoft_office on Twitter.
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