This should be fun to watch: two industry giants will slug it out, trying to dominate one of the most profitable segments of Microsoft's catalog of applications.
Yesterday, Google announced that it is acquiring Quickoffice, an office suite of programs (word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation programs) that run on iPhones, iPad, Android, Android tablets, and Symbian devices. Google already has a complementary product, called Google Docs, that is cloud-based and runs on almost any computer, including Windows and Macintosh. Adding Quickoffice gives Google a quick addition of non-cloud applications. I am guessing that Quickoffice can also easily be ported to Windows and Macintosh, although that is not available today.