As of today, Microsoft does indeed have plans on releasing Office for Android devices. Over the past couple of months, we’ve been questioning when exactly this was going to happen after having received bits and pieces of info, but nothing official. Finally, that has changed this morning as new info and even screenshots have hit the web via The Verge.
Thanks to their sources, Office is confirmed for both iOS and Android devices with a rough release time frame of Q1 of 2013. The apps will be free for those with a Microsoft account, but to use certain features in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, the user will need a paid Office 365 subscription. (more…)
Microsoft’s product manager Petr Bobek confirmed the company’s plans to create a native Office application for Android devices. Release is penciled in for March of 2013 and it is also scheduled to be available for iOS, Windows Phones, Windows RT, Symbian, and the Mac OS.
An Office app has been rumored for quite a while and this is the first time we’re getting some “official” timeline details instead of rough rumors. And now we play the waiting game.
Update: A tweet has been sent out from Microsoft’s Frank Shaw stating that the info is incorrect.
The information shared by our Czech Republic subsidiary is not accurate. We have nothing further to share.
Via: The Verge
The newest rumor to begin circulating the Interwebz has Microsoft pegged to release their Office suite of apps for Android tablets this upcoming November. The rumor stems from the folks over at BGR, who say their source has seen it already running on an iPad, so who knows, maybe it could happen. For now, there are plenty of apps that take the place of viewing and editing Word and Excel documents, but it would nice to have an official MS licensed application. Would you buy it?