Google has just announced that it is acquiring QuickOffice, a native office productivity suite for iOS and Android that can view and edit a wide variety of popular document formats. There's no indication as to how Google will use QuickOffice's talent and tech, but it'd be nice to eventually see more native integration between mobile platforms and Google Docs. The recent Google Drive release brought Google Docs files to the desktop, but there's still no offline, native editing options. Google notes on its blog:
We're happy to announce that we have acquired Quickoffice, a leader in office productivity solutions.
Today, consumers, businesses and schools use Google Apps to get stuff done from anywhere, with anyone and on any device. Quickoffice has an established track record of enabling seamless interoperability with popular file formats, and we'll be working on bringing their powerful technology to our Apps product suite.