Following comments online that Microsoft Office was available on all Chromebooks with Google Play support, Chrome Unboxed has investigated the situation, confirming that it can be installed on a whole bunch of devices.
Microsoft Office has been available on Google's Chromebook Pixel for a while now, but the arrival of the suite to all Chromebooks is a big move for Microsoft and a nod to the growing popularity of Google's lightweight laptops. As reported by Android Central, all Chromebooks can download the Microsoft Office from the Google Play Store, no matter who manufactured the device.
Also, it appears that only those using Chromebooks with display sizes upwards of 10.1 inches will actually be able to edit files on these apps.
The Chrome OS app for Office 365 has always been there, as web wrapper - essentially just pointing at a web address, but there have been multiple issues with making the Android version work properly and in most cases, people get guided towards G Suite. Reports also indicate that Office Apps would show up for some Chromebooks and then disappear.
Microsoft apps are quite popular as they get many downloads from the Google Play Store. On the other hand, the Office productivity suite was not available on Chrome OS, which was a deal-breaker for users who were dependent on it.
Microsoft provided no formal announcement on the matter but support does seem universal (or at the very least, much more universal) than it did before.
However, there is a small requirement for Chromebooks that feature screens larger than 10.1-inch. This helps users to try out new features even before they are released to the production ring. But the majority of Chromebook owners will want a personal subscription that includes a PC or Mac, a tablet and a phone for $69.99 per year (it's unclear what a Chromebook will be classified as).