After a protracted wait time, Microsoft’s Workplace apps are actually lastly accessible on all Chromebooks — although it’ll be ineffective in case you have a bigger Chromebook.
Chrome Unboxed checked the Play Retailer for a number of fashions of Chromebook, and confirmed the Android app variations of the software program seem like accessible for all present Chromebooks. Amongst different fashions, Workplace apps seem like on the Samsung Chromebook Professional, the Pixelbook, and two fashions of the Acer Chromebook 15.
Workplace apps have lengthy been corralled to solely a selected set of Chromebooks, with no obvious guidelines or motive behind it. Anybody who didn’t do cautious analysis may buy a Chromebook with out understanding it couldn’t entry their Phrase paperwork.
That’s now not a problem. Contemplating that, eventually rely, over 1 billion folks used Workplace, this may possible make the number of a Chromebook simpler and extra consumer-friendly for some.
There’s a catch, although, due to course there’s. In accordance with ExtremeTech, anybody who owns a Chromebook bigger than 10.1 inches should pay for an Workplace 365 subscription so as to edit paperwork. The Samsung Chromebook Professional, for instance, has a 12.Three-inch show, which places it within the paid bracket. It’s the identical catch that has all the time existed for Workplace customers, as Microsoft classifies something smaller than 10.1 as cellular, nevertheless it’s nonetheless value mentioning in case Chromebook fans have been hoping to make use of Phrase on their 2-in-1 at no cost.
We’ve reached out to Microsoft for remark.