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More than 1 billion MS Word installations on Android

July 15, 2019.

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Though it ended Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft is still very present in the smartphone applications market. For instance, since its release in 2015, Microsoft Word for Android was installed more than one billion times, according to official statistics from Google Play Store. This is a significant figure when compared to the 825 million Windows 10 active users, but a figure that should be seen in perspective. As Android Police’s Corbin Davenport points out, Microsoft has agreements with Samsung and other manufacturers to pre-install Word (and a slew of other apps) on phones and tablets, so there’s a good chance that the application was never opened on many of those billion devices.

Tom’s Hardware, “Microsoft Word for Android passes 1 billion installs.”