Is Google releasing Office software to distract Microsoft from going after it's core advertising market ? Atleast Gartner thinks so.

This latest Gartner Research report on Google Spreadsheets expects that during 2006, Google will target a Web-based presentation application, such as Thumbstacks.

Gartner report also suggests that Google isn't targeting enterprise customers with their Web Office Offerings or trying to compete directly with Microsoft Office, Google's short-term target is consumers.

Stop calling Writely a Word killer or Google Spreadsheets an Excel Killer.

Download Gartner Report here - Google Signals Real Goals [PDF 35 kb]