Say Goodbye to Quickoffice and Orkut
Article by George Norman
On 07 Jul 2014
Say goodbye to Quickoffice, the app that can be used to edit Office files, because Google decided to discontinue it.

Say goodbye to Orkut, the social networking and discussion site, because Google decided to shut it down.


Google Will Discontinue Quickoffice

Quickoffice is an Android and iPhone app that lets users edit Microsoft Office documents on their mobiles. It provides support for cut/copy/paste, features several options to format the text, lets you type in landscape mode, and more.

It doesn’t really matter what else Quickoffice has to offer, because the app will be discontinued. Google, who acquired Quickoffice back in 2012, announced that it decided to discontinue the office productivity app.

“With the integration of Quickoffice into the Google Docs, Sheets and Slides apps, the Quickoffice app will be unpublished from Google Play and the App Store in the coming weeks,” explained Google. “Existing users with the app can continue to use it, but no features will be added and new users will not be able to install the app.”

Right now, Quickoffice is still available for download on the App Store and Play Store.
Get it before Google takes it down.

Google Will Shut Down Orkut

Social networking and discussion site Orkut has been around for little over a decade. Unfortunately for Orkut fans, Google decided to shut it down.

“Over the past decade, YouTube, Blogger and Google+ have taken off, with communities springing up in every corner of the world. Because the growth of these communities has outpaced Orkut's growth, we've decided to bid Orkut farewell (or, tchau). We'll be focusing our energy and resources on making these other social platforms as amazing as possible for everyone who uses them,” explained Google.

Orkut will be shut down on September 30, 2014. An archive of all public communities will be available online starting September 30, 2014.

Orkut users have until September 2016 to export their profile data, community posts and photos using Google Takeout.

Tags: Google, Quickoffice, Android, iOS, Play Store, App Store, Apple, Microsoft Office, document, Orkut, social networking
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