Google Docs, Sheets And Slides saw major updates last week, including a new iOS app for Sheets and the ability to directly edit Microsoft Office documents. One less obvious consequence of that shift? Quickoffice is being retired.
As Google Operating System points out, one of the main benefits of Google's purchase of Quickoffice two years ago was its ability to directly handle Office formats — something Google's own apps did a poor job of that the time. Now they can handle that function, the role of Quickoffice is less relevant, and distracts users from Google's branded apps.
Existing Quickoffice owners can continue to use the apps, but according to Google they will soon be removed from online app stores and won't be available to new users.
Quickoffice Will Be Discontinued [Google Operating System]