Microsoft's Mobile Office app arriving on iPhone, iPad and Android in early 2013
0. phoneArena posted on 07 Nov 2012, 08:30
Microsoft Office will arrive on iOS devices and Android in early 2013 and viewing files on the app will be free, but to edit documents users would need to purchase an Office 365 subscription…
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1. sheik posted on 07 Nov 2012, 08:34 6
Great, I always wanted the MS Office suit in my phone which was once Win Phone exclusive. Now for me there is no reason to consider a windows phone
15. drahmad posted on 07 Nov 2012, 11:15 2
it will probably be more costly than wp costs to manufacturers...
22. rusticguy posted on 07 Nov 2012, 19:41 0
Office365 is "Subscription" based service so recurring lifetime costs.
23. Nadr1212 posted on 07 Nov 2012, 21:59 0
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18. PhenomFaz posted on 07 Nov 2012, 14:00 1
about damn time too...finally we can have some real productivity on mobile devices
2. imnotascammer posted on 07 Nov 2012, 08:40 3
Microsoft should've made this exclusive to Windows Phone.. Really.
4. Hemlocke (unregistered) posted on 07 Nov 2012, 08:47 1
He's right. This will be the final nail in Microsoft's mobile coffin. Office availability will make WP and RT less attractive because there will be better hardware with better ecosystems that will have it as soon as they do this. The Surface is not in the same league as the Nexus 10 and iPad.
6. dickwyn posted on 07 Nov 2012, 08:54 1
at least windows 8 can be more productive than any other platforms (for now)
7. buccob posted on 07 Nov 2012, 08:54 4
Actually this is Google's method.
Every OS has access to Google Maps (1 way or another) and Google makes a lot of software products for all platforms...
It is true that they reserve the best for Android of course... but they rely on all users across OSs
Microsoft is trying hard to be Google and Apple at the same time... balancing openness with cautiousness.
19. gothicheart posted on 07 Nov 2012, 14:31 0
that is true, the surface is on a different league of its own, remember, it's a desktop experience on a tablet form, Once office is available to ios and android, they will for once, be able to experience what real applications mean, not just in the number of apps available, but the number of reliable apps...
5. sheik posted on 07 Nov 2012, 08:50 4
Nope, they should always have some exclusives in their hood like google has turn by turn navigation and Apple has Siri
9. buccob posted on 07 Nov 2012, 08:57 1
Agreed... I actually like what they are trying to do, but they should keep key Office features to Windows OS only...
But today there are a lot of office-like solutions for phones and tablets that are actually very productive...
My fav is Kingsoft Office for android... there is room for improvement but it is the most flexible and feature rich yet.
11. shuaibhere posted on 07 Nov 2012, 09:33 2
King soft!!!! My fav!!!!
14. Shubham412302 posted on 07 Nov 2012, 10:02 0
no need for that on wp you get full office butcon android you get only viewer
8. sinple posted on 07 Nov 2012, 08:55 1
with so many office app on android, if this office does not support PowerPoint editing like existing windows phone, I really don see any hype. Even keynote would be a better office app.
12. amozhi posted on 07 Nov 2012, 09:39 1
Nothing exciting about this. There are plenty of office apps already available for android including google's own quick office.
Kingsoft office is free and it works great on android. If you are the owner of galaxy s3 international version, then full polaris office suit is available for free. You can download it from Samsung app store via "more services". I enjoy both polaris office and kingsoft office...
Microsoft is trying to sell office 365 for all users including business users.
13. ilia1986 posted on 07 Nov 2012, 09:57 2
Yes, there are many office apps, but nothing gets even close to the desktop experience. If this thing can get closer than others - it being made by the same company which is responsible of the desktop counterparts - it's going to be awesome! :D
24. darkkjedii posted on 10 Nov 2012, 10:53 0
Well there's nothing interesting to u, but u don't speak for everyone. Also this isn't an article about android, it's about iOS. If u weren't Interested, then y did u even click on the article.
16. Kronic (banned) posted on 07 Nov 2012, 12:25 1
No thanks. IWork for iOS is just awesome. I luv iWork on ipad.
20. iguano posted on 07 Nov 2012, 15:28 0
well its free for the surface... and free for windows phone.... you have to pay de subscription in android and ios.