Chromebook OS offers users with Microsoft Office apps for Android through the Play Store. However, some Chromebook devices were reported to not able to run the Office apps. Microsoft is set to solve the said problem. It will take some time before every Chromebook devices will be able to support Microsoft's Office apps.
The Issue Of Microsoft Office Apps On Chromebook Devices
According to GameNGuide, tech giant Microsoft has confirmed that there are some issues. However, they ensured that every Chromebook device will soon be allowed to run Office apps for Android without any problem.
Microsoft ensured that they are working on improving the experience of using their Office apps in Chromebook devices. According to 9to5Google, the company will allow Chrome OS owners to use the Office suite for Android. Though they cleared the reason behind the support blocked message.
Apparently, this is because they are teaming up with Google while the Play Store is still in beta. Microsoft intends to make the apps available on all compatible devices.
Restrictions For Other Chromebook Users
In all Chrome OS devices, users are allowed to view Office documents for free. But there are certain restrictions depending on the screen size of your device and subscription to Office 365. Those who have a screen size of less than or equal to 10.1-inch will be allowed to open or edit Office documents for free.
For instance, users of the ASUS Chromebook Flip have full and free access to the Office suite. However, this is not the case for devices that have a screen size larger than 10.1-inch. Users are only able to create, edit, print documents and enjoy other features with a paid subscription.
The Issue With The ASUS Chromebook Flip
9to5Google previously reported that ASUS Chromebook Flip owners shared that the Office apps displayed this message "unsupported on this device". This became apparent when the users tried to download Microsoft Office. Though this was only limited to owners of the ASUS Chromebook Flip. Other Chromebook devices don't seem to encounter the said problem.