iPad, iPhone

Microsoft Office For iOS To Launch In March 2013?

Office for iOS could work miracles in my life. This app has been rumored to be in the works for quite some time, but we’ve never had any type of confirmation from Microsoft. According to a new report, out wait may be coming to an end.

The Verge reports:

Microsoft product manager Petr Bobek has confirmed that the software maker is planning to release native iOS and Android versions of Office 2013 next year. Speaking at a press event in the Czech Republic earlier today, Bobek told Czech site IHNED that native apps will be made available from March 2013.

A press release, seen by The Verge, from Microsoft’s Czech Republic team confirms the availability for iOS and Android. “In addition to Windows, Office will be also available on other operating systems, Windows Phone, Windows RT, Mac OS, Android, iOS and Symbian,” says Microsoft, while separately noting that there will also be a new version of Office Web Apps too. Office for iPad has long been rumored to be in the works, offering iOS users a way to access Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents from Apple’s tablet and phone devices.

This would be pretty exciting if it’s true. I believe that if Microsoft does it right, Office for iOS could be a smashing hit. We  need a good word processor for iPad. Other Office-like apps have been released, but I find that they always lack the quality and control of Microsoft Office.

Let’s hope this isn’t just another rumor.

Source: The Verge

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