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Microsoft Office for Android and iOS on the way

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Should be ready by November

Microsoft is reportedly putting the finishing touches on Office for Android and iOS.

The ubiquitous Office suite for mobile operating systems could be ready by November, but there is no official confirmation yet. In fact, Redmond was quick to deny the BGR report, but this is not the first such rumour, and other leaks also add weight to the latest unconfirmed reports.

As iOS and Android devices become increasingly more capable at handling serious apps, the move would make a lot of sense. Toying with Word or Excel documents on an iPad or convertible Android tablet should be a breeze. However, productivity apps for tablets are few and far between, and many of them are pants.

Microsoft could change all this and we are sure it will jump at the opportunity to launch a customized Office suite for upcoming Windows tablets. But Android and iOS? Well, anything is possible, although it would make sense to keep Office exclusive to Windows tablets for a while.

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Last modified on 24 May 2012
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