Microsoft Office said to be coming to Android and iOS in November

Microsoft Office said to be coming to Android and iOS in November
Remember the leaked images of Microsoft Office for the iPad we saw a few months ago? The ones that Microsoft claimed were fakes? We were suspicious about their denials at the time, and it turns out the only “fakers” may have been Microsoft’s PR team. According to “a reliable source” speaking to BGR, Microsoft will be releasing tablet versions of Microsoft Office not just for the iPad, but for Android as well this November.

The November date presumably lines up with the launch of Windows 8 – Microsoft most likely plans to release tablet versions of its nearly ubiquitous office suite at a time when it ships for Windows 8 tablets (aka Windows RT). Frankly, this is a smart move all around. With tablets and smartphones rapidly eating into computer sales, Microsoft needs to transition Office (which has been a money cow for them for years) to the new mobile platforms, and they don’t have the luxury of placing all of their software eggs into one OS-basket this time around. At the same time, they don’t want to completely undercut Windows tablets before they can ship, so holding off on a release until the fall is a good strategic call.

BGR’s source has reportedly seen the iOS version of Office first hand, and indicates that it is identical to the original leaked images, suggesting that those were the Real McCoy after all. The source also indicated that the loading screen said “Office for iOS” rather than “Office for iPad”, raising the question of whether the suite will be made available on phones and iPod Touch devices as well as tablets.

Unfortunately we may have to wait until November to learn that. Or at least until the next leak…

source: BGR

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37 Comments

1. kalandershihab

Posts: 57; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

haha, nothing for android:P

2. Fallin

Posts: 70; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

Android will have it in November.

6. kalandershihab

Posts: 57; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

"Android will have it in November." have a newer version of quickoffice?:P

10. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Are you an idiot? I'm serious man you need to see a professional. It states in the freaking title, "Microsoft Office said to be coming to Android and iOS in November"

27. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Yes, he is.

32. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1271; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

iDiotness is blocking his eyes......

3. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

You really need to learn to read. It's mentioned in the title and the article that MS Office will be released on both Android and iOS, "not just for the iPad, but for Android as well this November."

28. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"You really need to learn to read." He is 30 year old, it maybe hard learn to read in such age.

13. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Either you're officially blind or don't know how to read English

16. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

both... S dump and dumma Moron douchebag. He's a Android troll Eyephg eyepan Frypan fan

14. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Im confused.... Wait let me guess, is it? Could it be! This guys name? Aha hold on? Maybe! "o no" don't say it's? Its you...... EAXVAC.... HUGE TROLLER.... LORD OV TROLLS...... no not u again! U brainwashed goofball. U doomed muppet....

4. Lboogey6

Posts: 281; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

Reading must not be your strong suit it says last line of the first paragraph last line

31. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

With a keyboard dock I wouldn't need a laptop anymore...... Or maybe I'll still keep my laptop for high-end gaming, like Diablo3?. :p

5. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

About time; however, it better not be the stupid 120 buck price.

7. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

I doubt MS would do that. I'm guessing something more like $30 for an Office Suite containing Word, PowerPoint and Excel since it's a mobile version.

8. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

That price would only be justified if it were that incredibly better than anything else on the market.

12. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Yeah that's twice the price of Quickoffice Pro, but I believe it will be the best. Microsoft Office is known as the best office program for desktops and that quality will probably be transferred to mobile devices. On the other hand, it is Microsoft we're talking about so it will be expensive.

17. Penny

Posts: 1860; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

$30 sounds reasonable. I wonder if Microsoft is going to offer it at a price (say $30) on iOS and Android, but include it for free on its own Windows 8 tablets. That's the way I would go about it if I were Microsoft, although they also have to be careful lest they be accused of monopolistic practices. I don't think it is unfair of them to do so as it is their product, but we know what happened in Europe when they bundled Internet Explorer with Windows.

19. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

In this case they'd be clear of monopoly charges since they have no marketshare right now.

23. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

its free on the phones now so it probably be free for tablets but doubtful might come with free trial like most labtops

33. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1271; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Price is worth if it comes with Access too...

35. Penny

Posts: 1860; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I doubt it would come with Access. That's one of the more powerful but less ubiquitous parts of Office. Although, I could see Access being very touch friendly with all of the forms you can customize for data entry.

9. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I guess this maybe a good thing to Microsoft Office fans, but Google Docs has been working great for me. And there's no need to worry about format compatibility whereas with Windows the formats aren't even comparable with even previous versions of Office. What extras are they bringing to the table and how much will it cost? If you're right mas11 and they price it at $30, I'll just stuck with G-Docs.

20. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Microsoft office is light years ahead of google docs.

22. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Yeah, it's so far ahead that word 2007 and 2010 can't read each others documents. No suprised that you would try and bad mouth G-Docs. You find every reason there is to hate on Google and it just makes you look pathetic.

25. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

ok it changes the format for you when you try to view it. So an extra 2 seconds to wait makes it a bad product

26. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

It does that for 2010, not if you have 2007 and looking at a .docx file. But I never said it was a bad product. I just think the FREE product, that I can use on any computer, with any OS, with any browser, with an Internet connection is better, at least for me it is. If Windows Office is your thing...cool! But what I asked was what are they offering for the additional cost?

29. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Lol, not "light years." Everything that I used MS Office for, I use Google Drive for now. And believe me, I used a LOT. You just looooooove to hate on Google, but no one knows why.

11. kalandershihab

Posts: 57; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

well, if they do release it for android for about 80-100$ who will download it?:D

15. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

You will download it....

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