Microsoft Office for Android and iOS coming late 2014, Windows RT refresh on the roadmap too
The Gemini updates are planned in different "waves". First up is Wave 1.0, due in October 2013, which includes improvements to the Metro versions of the core Office apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote) to go along with the Windows Blue update. These improvements are said to include better touch controls for Windows 8 and Windows RT.
Wave 1.5 is slated for April 2014, and will bring a "refresh" of Office RT and Windows Phone support, in addition to the new Office for Mac. Then, Wave 2.0 is scheduled for October 2014, and that is where we finally see Office for iOS and Android show up in the plans. Wave 2.0 also has Outlook RT listed, so Windows RT users only have to wait another year and a half before they have a powerful alternative to the built-in Mail app.
4. TheMan (Posts: 373; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
I second that. Originally, they were talking about 2013, as I recall. Now, it's another year and a half?! We know Microsoft and this means early 2015, given its typical delays.
Can't decide how much I'd be willing to pay for this app. $50? $25? $5?
7. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Try OfficeSuite if you need an office app.
2. rusticguy (Posts: 2819; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
And what happens to storage on RT? Can't even store a single 25GB Office 365 account :D
5. Whodaboss (Posts: 176; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)
And that's exactly how it should be! If I were MS I wouldn't even bother doing one for Android until Google allow MS to tap into YouTube.
6. lyndon420 (Posts: 1687; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
I completely agree with you. Google and ms should do things like apple does...keep all your services limited to your own OS. Android doesn't need ms office, ms doesn't need YouTube, and apple doesn't need Google Maps. There are always alternatives to services offered by others. Besides the openness of the platform, I went with Android because Google offers everything I need without having to depend on services from others.
9. Whodaboss (Posts: 176; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)
Totally agree! Every company should man up and be innovative and build upon their own platforms.
8. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
And to think someone on here tried to beat me down and say it was already out for Android and iOS...lol.
See...I do a lil something called reading.
I still think its a mistake for MS to do this if they want WP to gain in popularity. market share. Money wise...its a smart move...Damn near everybody on the planet use either iOS or Android. They are gonna get lots of sales from iPad users.