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Android and iOS will have Microsoft Office in 2013

There are quite a few good office suites available for iOS and Android, but when Microsoft wants to shove its way to the front, well, who’s going to stop it from pummeling the competition?

Microsoft has been quiet about its development of Office for iOS and Android, but a version of Office has been spotted via The Verge.  Per the same source, Microsoft is planning to release its mobile productivity suite sometime in early 2013.

The Office app will be free to download so that Android and iOS users will be able to view Microsoft Office documents.  Basic viewing functionality of Word, PowerPoint, and excel documents will be free of charge in Android, but to edit documents users have to have Office 365 subscription.

iOS users will, too, be able to view the same type of documents, and users will be able to buy Office 365 subscriptions directly from within the app.  The Office app for iOS will supposedly launch around March, 2013, but Android users will have to wait until May, 2013 to have a whack at the app.

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