Google announced Sunday that it would shut down Quickoffice, its app for editing Microsoft Office documents, because it had expanded the capabilities and features of its other productivity apps.
"With the integration of Quickoffice into the Google Docs, Sheets and Slides apps, the Quickoffice app will be unpublished from Google Play and the App Store in the coming weeks," the company said on its official apps updates blog. "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."
Google acquired Quickoffice two years ago to help boost its productivity suite, citing the app's "established track record of enabling seamless interoperability with popular file formats."
The search giant's shuttering of Quickoffice is not unexpected. On Wednesday, Google announced at the I/O Developers Conference that Google Docs users can now edit and convert Microsoft Office files through the cloud-based service. The company also announced that Microsoft Office documents can be accessed and edited offline and on mobile, making the Quickoffice services redundant.
The updates to Google Docs and Google Sheets are already available in the App Store and Google Play, and the new components of Google Slides for iOS will be released in the coming weeks.