New LibreOffice for Android app

David Gerard dgerard at
Tue Feb 10 13:10:36 UTC 2015

On 10 February 2015 at 12:15, Max Mehl <max.mehl at> wrote:

> I also have both apps. In addition to Sam's list:
> * Both have a similar performance in my tests
> * LO Reader needs much more disk space than OO Reader
> * OO Reader has some display problems with odt and ods files. For
>   example missing page headers or wrong width of spreadsheet columns.
> * Vice versa I noticed no display bugs with LO Reader so far, even with
>   more complex documents
> Hopefully the space requirements do not grow too much in future versions
> of LO. If they can regulate that, it'll become a very good reader (and
> editor) indeed.

Cutting the size down was one of the huge headaches in porting LO to
Android. This work has been going on for *years* ...

There's more interesting technical details here:

Another effort is AndrOpenOffice, which is an Android port of Apache
OpenOffice 3.4. It's not that great to use, but it does exist and

- d.

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