Office For iOS And Android Apparently Due Next March

Native Microsoft Office apps are supposedly due to launch on both iOS and Android next spring.

Microsoft product manager Petr Bobek said during a press event that Office apps for iOS and Android will be available sometime during March, 2013.

The Verge also saw a press release sent by Microsoft's Czech Republic headquarters that seemingly confirmed Office's pending arrival on Android, iOS, and Nokia's Symbian.

While there are a slew of Office alternatives available in the App Store such as Quickoffice, Office apps from Microsoft would certainly deliver a welcomed depth in enterprise productivity, especially for the iPad.

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  • Interesting, but can't help but wonder why MS would do this, 6 months of exclusivity before handing over the crown jewels? If it were me I would see how Windows 8 on tablets does for sales and if they fly off the shelves I would tank the Android and iOS versions.
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  • Office 365 for android and iOs cost $149/year.

    Office for windows phone 8 - free.

    Win/Win for Microsoft. Buy our phone, or pay $150 a year to us anyways.
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  • back_by_demandInteresting, but can't help but wonder why MS would do this, 6 months of exclusivity before handing over the crown jewels? If it were me I would see how Windows 8 on tablets does for sales and if they fly off the shelves I would tank the Android and iOS versions.


    I think they are doing it because they want to make sure that choice of mobile platform doesn't pull people away from Office. It's better to have Office on Android, and keep an Office user, than it is to say "all or nothing" and not get anything out of that user at all.
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