Microsoft is preparing a new mobile version of Microsoft Office for the Android and iOS platforms. The productivity suite might arrive as soon as March 2013 for iOS and May 2013 for Android.
Reports suggesting that Microsoft would offer Office to platforms that compete with its own Windows Phone have long been in circulation. Today’s report comes from The Verge, which claims to have details from several sources close to Microsoft’s plans.
Microsoft Office will be made available to Android and iOS devices first as free applications. These free apps, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel, will require a Microsoft account. They will be limited to read-only, meaning Android and iOS device owners won’t be able to make changes to the documents, presentations or spreadsheets.
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