Microsoft Office apps on Android not available in Pakistan?


#1

Is it true that Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps on Android are region-restricted and not available in Pakistan? First, these apps are not visible on the Google Play Store app through mobile phones running Android 4.4 (Kitkat) and 5.0 (Lollipop). Secondly, checking these apps on the Play Store on desktop (through the same google account) one is greeted with "this app is incompatible with your device".


#2

Yes not available in Pakistan on Android.

https://blogs.office.com/2013/07/31/office-mobile-for-android-phones/

Microsoft mobiles come pre-installed with office apps.


#3

Thank you SupMA5TER.

In the meantime, a friend has pointed out the official webpage that lists countries and regions where Microsoft Office apps are available:

https://products.office.com/en/mobile/device-availability-worldwide

Now it is quite sad that Office for Android is not available in Pakistan although it is available in 238 -- yes, 238 -- countries and regions. Is it some bureaucratic mistake or there is some method in this, er, decision?


#4

Although official MS Office is not available, many third party office apps do the job just fine. Some of them are even more advanced than the official MS office apps for mobile.

See here: https://play.google.com/store/search?q=office&hl=en