Microsoft Excel app passes one billion downloads on Play Store

Excel has more downloads the Google's competitor, Sheets

Excel app on Android

Microsoft’s Android apps are proving popular with users, with Excel passing the one billion installation mark in the Google Play Store.

Excel joins other Microsoft apps like OneDrive and Word, which have both surpassed one billion downloads.

Surprisingly, Microsoft Excel has more downloads than Google’s competitor, Sheets. Google’s spreadsheet app only passed 500 million installations earlier this year despite coming preinstalled on several devices.

Granted, Excel comes installed on some phones, particularly those from Samsung. In other words, not every one of the one billion installations was intentional. However, it no less impressive.

Other Microsoft apps, like OneNote and PowerPoint, have yet to hit the one billion milestone.

Considering the popularity of Microsoft’s apps on Android, the company’s recent decision to create a dual-screen phone running Google’s mobile OS makes a lot more sense. That’s where the apps and the users are, after all.

If you haven’t downloaded Excel but you’d like to, you can grab it for free from the Play Store.

Source: Android Police


  • Jonathan Lamont

    My passion for tech started with my first iPod and has carried through smartphones and computers of all kinds. Android is my jam, but I get excited for anything cool that happens in tech. I also enjoy gaming, building my own computers and digging into how things work.