In Pictures: Best office apps for Android, round 3

Microsoft's Office apps are finally available for Android smartphones and tablets. Here’s how they stack up against past favorites

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Getting serious about mobile productivity We live in an increasingly mobile world -- and while many of us spend our days working on traditional desktops or laptops, we also frequently find ourselves on the road and relying on tablets or smartphones to stay connected and get work done.

So where do you turn when it's time for serious productivity on an Android device? The Google Play Store boasts several popular office suite options; at a glance, they all look fairly comparable. But don't be fooled: All Android office apps are not created equal.

I've spent many hours testing and revisiting the six most noteworthy Android office suites -- DataViz's Docs to Go; Google's Docs, Sheets, and Slides; Infraware's Polaris Office; Kingsoft's WPS Mobile Office; MobiSystems' OfficeSuite 8; and Microsoft's Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, which finally became available for both phones and tablets in June -- to see where they shine and where they fall short. I looked at how each suite handles word processing, spreadsheet editing, and presentation editing -- both in terms of the features offered and regarding user interface and experience. I took both tablet and smartphone performance into consideration.

Click through for a detailed analysis; by the time you're done, you'll have a crystal-clear idea of which Android office suite is right for you.

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In Pictures: Best office apps for Android, round 3

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