Google’s QuickOffice file editing comes one step closer

As I reported a month ago, Google is moving ahead with making QuickOffice fully integrated with Google Chrome OS (see “Google pushes new version of QuickOffice on Chrome dev┬áchannel“). At that time Google had released a version of Microsoft Word and Excel file editing in the developer channel, and as reported by Fran├žois Beaufort this morning, document editing is now the default instead of display.
By the end of the year we can expect that this capability will migrate to all Chrome OS users and perhaps to the Chrome browser. Added to the company’s push on Google Drive, this is going to up the ante for Microsoft Office 365.
Google also announced new features for Google Drive today: updated spell checking and customized lists.