Microsoft Office Web Apps coming to Android, real-time collaboration in tow
Microsoft's Office Web Apps were off to a good start, generating quite the revenue for the company's business unit in the last quarterly report. Redmond is pushing them as an alternative to costly Office licenses, and plans to enhance and upgrade quite a bit apparently, as it just published an extensive roadmap of the upcoming changes.
What is of interest right up our alley are the plans to make the web-based office suite to Android, via the default Chrome browser extension. Co-authoring will be enhanced with real-time updating, so you don't take turns waiting for each collaborator's input on a pressing matter. The Office Web Apps updates will be rolling out gradually during the next year or so, and you can have a preview on some of the changes in Microsoft's video below.