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Quip for Android finally arrives

Mobile word processing service Quip has finally landed on Android with the app now available on both smartphone and tablets four months after its initial launch on iOS.

Quip for Android 1.0 is available via the Google Play store with the popular collaborative document creation service bringing its unique combination of features to a much wider pool of users.

“Android accounts for 81% of the smartphones shipped in the world, and with this launch, Quip is now available on 76% of the world's smartphones and tablets. People work more and more as global teams, and are looking for their technology to make that easier. Now touching Android too, we're excited to facilitate collaboration regardless of language, country, screen size, or operating system,” said co-founder Bret Taylor.

Quip was created by ex Facebook CTO Taylor alongside founder of Google Suggest and Google App Engine Kevin Gibbs with the four core designs goals of “collaboration, mobility, interactivity and simplicity.”

Quip for Android offers automatic Google account integration that immediately recognises the account without the need for the password to be entered and there is also easy collaboration with Google contacts.

Inputting data is easy with support for third party keyboards such as SwiftKey and Swype as well as Google’s standard keyboard. Stacked notifications mean that large numbers are grouped together in order to reduce clutter.

Tablet specific support is also catered for with the app designed to natively support larger screened tablets as well as showing an expanded view of the Desktop or Inbox when the app is opened.

The Android version can be used on smartphones and tablets running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and above, with the app supporting 11 languages including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Turkish, Brazilian Portuguese and Korean.