Microsoft Office update for Android brings support for LG Dual Screen

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Microsoft Office has a long story in the mobile segment. The first iteration of the suite was first released for the deprecated Windows Mobile OS back in the late 2000s. Then, Microsoft implemented it on its dead Windows Phone platform. However, it was kinda limited in comparison to other productivity apps. The modern version of Office Apps could actually be found on iOS. Now, the situation is different, and Microsoft offers its popular apps such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for both Android and iOS platforms. Their functionality was far better than Google’s Docs, Sheets, and Slide apps on Android. They offer quite a few of the advanced features that the desktop applications offer on Windows and macOS.

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In November 2019, Microsoft merged the functionality of the three most popular Office apps into a single application. It came with support for the company’s Fluent design language, which it wants third-party Android app developers to adopt. This month, the stable Microsoft Office app was released on Play Store. Therefore, users no longer have to install three different apps from Microsoft. It’s more convenient than what Google is offering in this aspect. Now, the company is rolling out a new update that supports Dual Screen attachment on recent LG phones. That includes LG V50 ThinQ, G8X ThinQ, and recently released V60 ThinQ.

The Dual-Screen support could be a preparation for Surface Duo’s arrival

The dual-screen support will allow users to use both displays on the device as different monitors. The accessory in LG phones is a good way to have the feeling of a foldable display without all the sacrifices and costs brought by a smartphone of this kind. Microsoft presumably added this feature in preparation for its own dual-screen device, the Surface Duo. The legendary handset will come in Fall this year.

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