RollApp has just announced the availability of LibreOffice on Amazon Kindle Fire and other Android tablets. Applications running thanks to RollApp virtualization technology can be accessed at! Storage is provided through seamless integration with Google Drive and Dropbox.
LibreOffice on RollApp
If you use of an Amazon Kindle Fire, you can get the LibreOffice applications directly from the Amazon App Store. On other Android tablets you can launch the apps in a browser via Yet, the best way to use the apps is to install them on your device.

Here is how to do that in four easy steps:
1. Go to and choose the app you like (for example, LibreOffice Writer).
2. Tap the “Add to Home Screen” button under the app’s icon.
3. Tap the menu icon in Chrome toolbar, and choose the “Add to Home Screen” menu item.
4. Confirm the title by clicking “Add”, and voila! The app is installed and is just one tap away.

“We’re thrilled to introduce LibreOffice suite on Android and bring it to Amazon customers, giving them a better way to work with their documents. The apps for Kindle Fire and other Android tablets on RollApp are available with all of the features users have come to love on their desktop computers”, said Vlad Pavlov, RollApp Founder and CEO.

LibreOffice is growing on every platform, as the numbers confirm: in fact, in addition to 100% of Linux users there is a growing number of Windows and MacOS users pinging for software updates (80 millions, and counting). RollApp announcement complements TDF tender for a native Android editor, to be released in early 2015. Similar announcements are expected for the end of October.


Interoperability Rules to achieve Document Freedom

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Achieving Document Freedom in Four Easy Steps

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Redmond, we have a problem…

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Language Support of Office Suites

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LibreOffice is available on the iPad and Chromebooks thanks to rollApp

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The Document Foundation appoints 15 Certified Developers in 2013

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The Document Foundation welcomes a new member of the Advisory Board: King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) of Saudi Arabia

June 25, 2013

Berlin, June 25, 2013 – The Document Foundation announces that King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) of Saudi Arabia is now an effective member of its Advisory Board. KACST sponsors the National Program for Free and Open Source Software Technologies (Motah:, which has been contributing to LibreOffice for almost one year, to […]

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The Document Foundation welcomes France’s MIMO in the Advisory Board

June 17, 2013

MIMO (Inter-Ministry Mutualisation for an Open Productivity Suite) represents several bodies of the French government, and fosters the diversity of TDF Advisory Board by adding the voice of 500,000 professional users Berlin, June 17, 2013 – The Document Foundation (TDF) announces that MIMO – the working group of the French government including several ministries and […]

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Some food for thought

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Just spotted on Rob Weir’s blog: May 13th, 2013: The Power of Brand and the Power of Product, Part 2 (prepared with another apparently “neutral” post: The Power of Brand and the Power of Product, Part 1) This is the last post of a long story, going back to June 2011 and reiterated since then: June 1st, 2011: […]

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