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Is LibreOffice available for Android?

asked 2012-02-26 22:09:00 +0100

anonymous user


updated 2012-03-07 22:05:21 +0100

Just started using LibreOffice and so far it looks like it fits the MSOffice replacement option but I also use Android. Is there (and when) an option for LibreOffice on Android ?

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answered 2012-02-26 23:21:32 +0100

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updated 2014-10-05 03:52:30 +0100

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2014-10-02: Blog entry by Jacobo Aragunde Pérez showing update to document browser.

2014-09-11: Blog entry by Andrzej Hunt showing rendering of Calc documents.

2014-09-04: Blog entry by TDF seeking tender from 3rd parties to:

develop the base framework for an Android version of LibreOffice with basic editing capabilities to start work as soon as possible.

2014-08-19: Blog entry by Tomaž Vajngerl indicating support for Impress and Draw documents.

2014-07-18: Blog entry by Tomaž Vajngerl indicates the delays have been due to rebasing on Mozilla code. An ODF viewer is expected first (around v4.4) which will then be enhanced to provide editing functionality.

If you're a user: see here for some slides on when it'll be available.

If you want to contribute: see README.Android.

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There are also several viewers, see: http://ask.libreoffice.org/question/117/is-there-a-libreoffice-odt-ods-viewer-for-android

MagicFab ( 2012-03-07 22:20:42 +0100 )edit

Th presentation slides where the prototype was shown are here (search for "Android"): http://people.gnome.org/~michael/blog/2012-02-04.html

MagicFab ( 2012-03-07 22:22:31 +0100 )edit

answered 2012-10-17 08:35:59 +0100

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updated 2012-10-17 08:39:46 +0100

The last question here was in June and it's now October and still don't see it in the Play Store. Can we have an idea if/when it will be available as at least a Writer on Android? (FYI, at the moment I've changed on the computer to using Kingsoft Office and see it's also available for Android, so will give it a try.)

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answered 2012-10-22 08:34:49 +0100

So keen on this!

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answered 2012-06-22 23:24:20 +0100

updated 2013-01-20 22:05:08 +0100

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Windows 8 are coming on phones and tablets, with full MS Office for Arm processors. Android needs LibreOffice full version to survive specially in the tablet field. And it would also be great for LibreOffice to make it available for android ( not just a doc reader. The full version) . It would generate many many users, and LibreOffice would be the only real office suit on the platform. For the sake of Android and LibreOffice i hope that some great developers will work on porting it to Android.

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Libra Office -> LibreOffice (with an "e" and no space :-)

qubit ( 2012-07-25 18:27:53 +0100 )edit

answered 2013-02-16 12:49:09 +0100

PLEASE, yes i know that there a viewers, even enough.

But for the consumer who are using tablets etc libreoffice can win a great fight by being the first to deliver an open and free Office suite.

So i hope that this can be done.

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Yes, please. As soon as possible. It's almost becoming necessary to start looking for other answers. Yuck! I love LibreOffice. Would hate to have to abandon it for an inferior, but Android friendly option. Please help, or at least update us on the status of this project.

thenamegiver ( 2013-09-18 00:52:11 +0100 )edit

answered 2012-03-07 21:12:58 +0100

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updated 2012-03-12 16:59:35 +0100

It's being worked on. A preliminary prototype has been shown, but I've seen no estimate of a date when it will be released. I plan to get as soon as it's ready. Putting "LibreOffice Android" into a search engine gives several hits on this.

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