Berlin, May 28, 2015 – LibreOffice, the best free office suite on the desktop, is available on Android as a native application for viewing ODF documents. The app can be installed from Google Play Store at http://tdf.io/androidviewer. Direct download of the APK and download from other app stores will be made available at http://www.libreoffice.org/download/android-viewer.
LibreOffice Viewer also offers basic editing capabilities, like modifying words in existing paragraphs and changing font styles such as bold and italics.
Editing is still an experimental feature which has to be enabled separately in the settings, and is not stable enough for mission critical tasks. It will be enhanced to a fully fledged editing solution in the future, with the help of our steadily growing developer community. The editing features provided in the current release have been developed thanks to donations to The Document Foundation.
Feedback and bug reports are very welcome, to help developers improve the quality of the application on its way to a fully-fledged editor. Users are invited to report problems, using the bug tracker and attaching files that have triggered the issue at https://bugs.documentfoundation.org.
LibreOffice Viewer is using the same engine as LibreOffice for Windows, OS X and Linux. This, combined with a new front-end based on Firefox for Android, reads documents similarly to LibreOffice on the desktop.
LibreOffice Viewer has been developed by Collabora and Igalia, backed by Smoose, with contributions from Google Summer of Code students, together with The Document Foundation and the LibreOffice community. SUSE has provided a key foundation of cross platform support, and Mozilla Corporation several core components.