It seems the rumors can't stop flowing out of Redmond. Last month, a representative from a Microsoft subsidiary in Czech Republic claimed that Office would be coming to Android in 2013. While the company distanced itself from those remarks pretty quickly, that may simply be a smokescreen to cover leaks, like the kind the Verge picked up, including a few screenshots of Office running on iOS, and information on the release for our little green buddy.


We don't have much information to go on so far. According to the Verge's sources, the app suite will become available in May 2013. They will offer the ability to view documents as well as basic editing capabilities, though allegedly it won't do much to replace a full version of Office. There will also be links to buy an Office 365 subscription, if you'd like to expand your cloud-based storage and editing capabilities.

When asked for comment, Microsoft told the Verge:

"Office will work across Windows Phone, iOS and Android."

With that party line, it's difficult to deny that some form of Office is on its way. It's really just a question of what it will be like when it gets here.

Source: The Verge

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  • http://suckmytrend.com/ Ashley Pearson

    Rumor's Galore.

  • Himmat Singh

    If it's just tiny bits of editing like what we already have today...then meh.

  • Noway Jose

    I'm Interested only in full Onenote functionality for Android. The current Onenote mobile application on Android is gimped. It allows us only to view Onenote note books and it even does that poorly..

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ray-Sunghwa-Woo/542631978 Ray Sunghwa Woo

      I was thinking the same. On mobile devices, taking note is more needed than editing a word/excel/powerpoint document. I hoped that Onenote had some useful functionality like the desktop ones. My problem with it is that the links (hyperlink/internal links) are not working. So all you can do is just viewing the note with simple editing.

  • Matti

    Needs more Holo.

    • http://twitter.com/k0t_leta Кот Лета

      these are iOS screenshots.

    • Glenn

      Microsoft's SkyDrive app looks nice and has Holo elements. Go look at that and then you'll have an idea of what their Office for Android apps will look like.

  • http://profiles.google.com/marcusleejh Marcus Lee

    C'mon Google, time to show us what Drive is really capable of...

  • Gav456

    I bet it's not a patch on OfficeSuite Pro, which I got for 69p

  • Southrncomfortjm

    I could see this being good for a 10 inch tablet, but not the Nexus 7 or a phone unless you really needed to work on a document in a pinch. Overall, I think a phone, Nexus 7 and netbook combo really does it for mobile productivity and entertainment.

    Also, didn't Microsoft completely deny this rumor just a month or so ago?

  • Freak4Dell

    May is so far away. :(