New Office for Windows Phone might look just like the iOS version

New Office for Windows Phone might look just like the iOS version
Earlier this month, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore hinted that those complaining about the Windows Phone version of Office would soon be wearing a grin. Windows Phone users feel that because Office is a Microsoft product, they should be offered the best version of the Office app, not iPhone or Android owners. Right now, there is no question that the Windows Phone version of the suite is lacking when compared to the iOS and Android Office apps.

But Belfiore's comments, posted on Chinese social media site Weibo, hinted at an updated Windows Phone Office app to be announced prior to the February 19th start of the Chinese New Year. Now, Microsoft Colombia has posted a teaser for the new Office for Windows Phone with a line that reads "Edit your documents while you’re away from the office with mobile app #Office."

If you take a good look at the image used for the teaser, it appears that either Microsoft used a screenshot of the iOS app and photoshopped it onto a Windows Phone, or the re-designed Office for Windows Phone looks exactly like the iOS app. Either way, we could hear more about this on Wednesday when Microsoft holds its Windows 10 event.


source: MicrosoftColumbia via WMPoweruser

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27 Comments

1. Cyagocaliz unregistered

Another proof that Windows Phone copies iOS...

3. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

And WP's metro/modern UI is also copied from iOS 7 right?? Lol (sarcasm)

4. Cyagocaliz unregistered

Well, actually the answer is yes.

6. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Yeah lol.. I thought u would say so.:-P

7. Sid91 unregistered

I dont know what you all are on about, if you actually read the article you might (maybe) notice that they are talking about the app produced by microsoft for both windows and ios. I left the wp platform due to this issue, all of microsoft apps are much better on ios and keep getting updated.

8. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Stupid comment of the month, iOS copied Metro not the other way around.

11. androidwindows

Posts: 216; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

You're delusional. I'm not a fan of ios but there's no way they copied windows phone ui. There's zero similarity between the two OSes. Who would want to copy ugly tiles anyway?

15. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

And every feature in WP 8.1 was copied from iOS and Android, so if anybody has copied or "taking inspiration", it has been Windows Phone.

18. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Really? if so name the every feature, also there are many features like the three dot menu, etc that WP created that are found in the competition, if what you're saying is true I guess WP copied themselves. In any case name the every feature in 8.1 that was copied.

20. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Three dot menu an fugly colors is not the selling points. You think anyone prefers that look enough to choose over wp because of that, no you clown they choose cause the writing is on the wall behind them flat styles, its dying an no one really wants it other then a few people. You're as much a failure as the product wp is.

23. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Google disagrees with you, they are selling points enough to be imitated. You babble on similar to a madman about "no one wants WP than a few" 50 million and growing is more than a few. It may not be iOS and Android numbers but its certainly not a few. Individuals always want quality, consumer satisfaction rates, user feedbacks have shown that consumers want WP. It's right up there Android and iOS. WP matketshare has more to do with lack of proper marketing, coming late to the market, carrier employees bias etc than it has to do with the quality of the operating system. Leave it to the individual with an Android logo to fairly judge WP lol.

24. Liimpan

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

You do know that Microsoft earns 2 BILLION dollars EVERY YEAR due to Android stealing their patents?

9. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Sure, they copied their own app...

16. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Another stupid post from an Apple fanboy! Office is Microsoft...........so you Said they copied you must be pretty dumb! The owner in this case MS van give their products the same logo for every platform!

27. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Say what? Apple has no native apps. They depend on Bing (Microsoft) for their backend services such as Siri, Google for a maps app and don't have any docs handling apps for editing. Outside of the desktop iTunes program for Windows, what does iOS offer on other platforms? Nada. Life is hard son, it's even harder when you're stupid.

2. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Ohhh don't. Metro/Modern design is very unique for WP and they must stick to it. Metro UI was never a drawback to WP, to me it was an attracting part.

5. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

iOS no longer has that app, it now has individual apps for Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

10. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

I'm pretty confident that it's the iOS app photoshopped onto a Windows Phone

12. Extraneus

Posts: 121; Member since: Jun 02, 2012

It's not the bloody looks that's the problem; it's the functionality, and that spans all mobile platforms. Not being able to show imbedded images is a showstopper - hopefully Windows 10 will truly bring unity for Windows programs, and it would just be that much sweeter if WP got the enhanced usability and iOS/Android didn't. Or at least got it sooner...

13. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

Microsoft when will you realise that charity begins at home the best Microsoft products MUST BE FOR WINDOWS PHONE NOT THE COMPETITION NO WONDER YOU ARE BEHIND!!!!!!!

14. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

I understand there are much more iOS and android users but at least look after WP USERS ,

17. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Ironic that its a windows product but the windows phone users did not get the best version of the app..

19. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Joe Belfiore stated they were leaving Office to coincide with a Windows single event. Thats why.WP had office for years before Android and IOS had this updated version.

21. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Wp reminds me of a chick that a friend hooked up with long ago then dumped. She put out for his friends, but him not so much. Yup, that didn't last long either.

22. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Blind brand loyalty and childish fanboy-ism is running amok here. Microsoft is a SOFTWARE company. They don't give a fat baby's a$$ who's device their product runs on.

25. Extraneus

Posts: 121; Member since: Jun 02, 2012

Only a partial truth; I'm sure MS would love to start earning money on WP, but it takes time and strategy...

26. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Oh, I agree. There will come a time when MS starts to actually monetize WP. My comment was directed more at the incessant whiners on WP who always cry about MS apps being on other platforms and how MS updates those apps instead of their own. For the record, I have a Lumia 1520 as my daily driver and I love that beast. But I also have a BlackBerry Z10, Surface tablet and use a company-issued iPhone during the week. I'm not a fanboy, I'm a realist.

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