Microsoft Office Coming To iOS And Android Early 2013

Microsoft Office for smartphones has been rumored and leaked many times, yet Microsoft has remained quiet about the situation. They’ve denied a few leaks and refused to comment so far. However, we have another leak here of Office for iOS.

It’ll be a free app for viewing documents, supporting Word Excel, and PowerPoint documents. To get editing functionality, you’ll need an Office 365 subscription, meaning you’ll have to shell out some money. That of course is fair, as any good office suite costs a bit of money and is worth buying. However, it won’t be meant to replace the desktop Office suite, as some mobile apps are.

A press release from Microsoft in the Czech Republic has revealed that the Office Mobile app for iOS will be released around early March with the Android version following in May. When asked for comment, a Microsoft spokesperson only said “Office will work across Windows Phone, iOS and Android.” I guess they’re keeping as much secrecy as possible. Anyway, who’s excited to have Office on their Android phone?

The Verge

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