Microsoft has recently taken a particularly notable step: its Android edition of Microsoft Word has surpassed one billion installations, according to the Google Play Store (via Android font).
The other Office applications of the company are also doing very well. The Excel Spreadsheet, PowerPoint, OneNote and OneDrive application each have more than 500 million installations, while the Outlook email client for Android has more than 100 million installations. Android font points out that these figures are not necessarily downloaded from the Google Play Store, noting that Microsoft has agreements with some manufacturers to preinstall its applications on different devices.
The milestone is also a bit ironic. Last month, Bill Gates said in an interview that his "biggest mistake of all time" was missing out on the world of mobile operating systems. . "But, even though Microsoft's mobile phone efforts have never achieved the success of its competitors, its mobile versions of Microsoft Office still benefit from significant market penetration, at least once again." like their office counterparts.