Microsoft Office for iOS, Android not Available until Late 2014
Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook) has been used for a long time on desktop platforms. With the immense popularity of mobile devices that are powered by Android or iOS, more and more people expecting the release of the Office suite for iOS and Android.
Earlier rumors has that Microsoft is working on the Office for iOS and Android devices and will released its version for OS and Android in early 2013. Now the rumor is confirmed to be wrong since there is no sign of releasing on mobile platforms though Microsoft is reportedly working on Metro-style versions of the Office apps which will be released later this year.
Recently, according to ZDNet, Microsoft has delayed the launch of Office for mobile platforms and instead of debuting it in 2013 the company will release it to public in October 2014. It is said that Metro-style version of Office will be ready by October, 2013, and that the next version of Mac Office and an update to Office for Windows Phone will be ready in April 2014. That same month, Office RT is scheduled to be upgraded. Then, in the fall of 2014, Office for iOS and Android are slated to be released.
No reason has been offered for Microsoft’s delay for the release of Office for iOS and Android devices. And it is hard to believe that the delay ids because Microsoft’s talented team of developer wasn’t able to produce apps for iOS and Android devices.
Some reports said the reason for Microsoft‘s delay for the release of Office iOS and Android may be that it want to give its own desktop and tablet platforms an edge over its rival mobile platforms. Microsoft may think that Office is an essential piece of software for users. The delay will bring great possible market for its own mobile platforms.Buy cheap Benemid