Reports have indicated recently that Microsoft was was planning on releasing Office for iOS and Android in April of 2013. This report came after a rumor that Office for iOS and Android would hit in March of 2013. Regardless, the idea that there would be Office for these two mobile platforms was a possibility. Now, a new report confirms this.
“Office Mobile will debut in the form of free apps that allow Android and iOS users to view Microsoft Office documents on the move. Like the existing SkyDrive and OneNote apps, Office Mobile will require a Microsoft account. On first launch, a Microsoft account will provide access to the basic viewing functionality in the apps. Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents will all be supported, and edit functionality can be enabled with an Office 365 subscription,” the report states. Office for iOS and Android is expected in early 2013, which ties in perfectly with the rumors. What we know so far is that there will be basic editing features in these apps, but obviously, it wont replace the full application experience on a desktop. More on this as it develops.