Microsoft Office for Android Revealed


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Microsoft Office for Android Revealed

Microsoft's Office for iPad, iPhone, and Android is a reality. Although Office Mobile has been rumored and reportedly spotted in the wild, Microsoft has remained persistently quiet about its plans for the product. The Verge has learned through several sources close to Microsoft's plans that the company will release Office versions for Android and iOS in early 2013


Microsoft will allow iOS users to purchase an Office 365 subscription within the app, or let organizations distribute codes to enable Office Mobile editing for users. The apps will allow for basic editing, but we're told this won't go very far in attempting to replace regular full use of a desktop Office version.

It's real and it's coming to iOS first

A recent Microsoft press release from the company's Czech Republic subsidiary revealed that Office Mobile apps for Android and iOS would be made available from March 2013. We understand that Office Mobile for iOS will arrive first in late February or early March, with an Android version due in May.

We reached out to Microsoft for comment on this story and a company spokesperson says "Office will work across Windows Phone, iOS and Android.

As originally posted by Astrix over at!

I'm most interested in the price point. Knowing MS, it will be severely overpriced.
MS has been more reasonable as of late though...and for now my middle-aged self can get student discounts through the college. :D (At least on physical product.)
Call me back when any Android office spreadsheet will run custom VBA macros. Until then, it's about useless for me.
Although I'm looking forward to it, I don't think I'll use it much. I do have documents I may need to touch up and email from the phone (and for that it will be valuable), but I also am not going to compose anything lengthy or work with a spreadsheet on a smartphone. One thing I hope is that it will save to a PDF file, as those are what I usually send out.