Microsoft Office for Android, iOS in Late 2014

The Microsoft Office suite for the iPhone and iPad, as well as Android devices, won't be available until late 2014. Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet says a leak of the Office product roadmap, called Gemini, details different waves in which Office products will be launched: (a) Office programs for Windows 8 and RT tablets revamped with more touch-friendly controls by October 2013, (b) a version or Mac in April 2014, and (c) Office for iOS/Android in October 2014. Microsoft has long been rumored to coming to Microsoft's rival platforms iOS and Android, but so far it hasn't happened.

What Else You Need To Know

  • Microsoft Office -- which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote -- is the top office suite for PCs.
  • Windows 8-tablets come with Microsoft Office but these devices have failed to gain any substantive market-share.

Other sources

If leak proves to be accurate, it shows that Microsoft has really lost the plot. - Joseph Keller, iMore  
Roadmaps can change, so it's possible we see Office sooner. - Jay Yarow, Business Insider  
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Alleged Roadmap Says Microsoft Office for iOS to Arrive in Fall 2014?
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