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Microsoft To Unviel Mobile Office, Plans For Development of Cloud-Based TV


Software giant Microsoft is reportedly planning to release a version of Office for Android and Apple mobile devices in early 2013, an insider disclosed Wednesday.

At last, users will finally have a chance to use a Microsoft office application on their iPhones and iPads after the Verge reported that Microsoft is set to launch the Office Mobile early next year.

According to the unnamed source, the software will enable users to view Excel, Powerpoint, Word documents on their mobile devices. However, an Office 365 subscription is required to edit the documents.

There were rumors that Microsoft might release the Office Mobile in February, though the report has already been downplayed by MS executives.

Microsoft has already confirmed the existence of Office Mobile but it remains silent about the lunch date of the product.

In a letter sent to, Microsoft stated that the Office Mobile will work across Windows, Phones Android phones, and iOS-powered devices.

CNET reporter Lance Whitney said they already contacted Microsoft to give further detail about the Mobile Office but the software company did not specify additional information.

Third-party Office applications such as CloudOn, OnLive Desktop, and Documents to go are already available for iOS and Android users.

CloudOn offers an Office document viewer and editor. OnLive Desktop provides mobile device users a Windows environment with access to its own versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint while Documents to Go is an application that enables users to view and edit Office documents.

In other Microsoft news, the software giant hinted signs of developing a new cloud-based TV Platform after posting an add seeking the expertise of three software engineers for an ambitious project.

The postings can be found on the Microsoft’s Careers site, which has become valuable resource for Microsoft followers sniffing for the next future projects of the company.

Via: Cnet


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