Chromebook Owners, Prepare to Pay for Office

Microsoft has offered Office for free on Android for some time now. But now that Android apps are coming to Chromebooks, the company has decided to put some limits on just how free the software really is. If you have a Chromebook and want to run the Android version of Office, you’re going to have to buy a subscription.

From The Verge:

This isn’t a new strategy or policy, and Microsoft isn’t unfairly targeting Chromebooks. The software giant revealed last year that it would classify a machine with a 10.1-inch display or below as a “true mobile device.” Microsoft applied the same rules to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, while the smaller iPad Pro still retains free access to Microsoft Office. Microsoft currently offers individual Office 365 Personal subscriptions for $6.99 per month, or $69.99 a year.