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[tdf-announce] LibreOffice Viewer (Beta) now available for Android


Berlin, January 21, 2015 - The Document Foundation (TDF) is happy to see
the LibreOffice Viewer (Beta) for Android released in the Google Play
Store, allowing mobile users to access Open Document Format (ODF) files
from devices such as tablets and smartphones.

The application, created by Collabora, is available from the following
link:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.collabora.libreoffice

The first release of LibreOffice Viewer handles text documents and basic
presentations. Support for spreadsheets have been included in an early
form, while support for more complex presentations is planned for a
future release. Users are invited to download and test the application,
although care is advised for production environments.

"Support for Android is the result of cooperation between organizations
as well as individual contributors," said Michael Meeks, VP of
Productivity at Collabora, "LibreOffice's open ecosystem has again
proved its ability to bring diverse groups together to produce great
software without restrictions”.

The mobile app fulfils the wishes of many users who access ODF files on
the go, and is also able to read proprietary document formats from other
suites including Microsoft Office.

“This release is the first of a new series of mobile applications” said
Björn Michaelsen, a Director of The Document Foundation. “Individuals,
companies and organizations are encouraged to participate in the open
development process by joining the LibreOffice community."

The LibreOffice Viewer (Beta) has been created by Collabora with the
support of SMOOSE. It is built on foundational work by the LibreOffice
community, SUSE, and the Mozilla Corporation, with additional
development by Jacobo Pérez of Igalia, and Andrzej Hunt and Ian Billet
as part of Google Summer of Code.

Short link to blog post: http://tdf.io/androidviewer

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