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Microsoft brings Office apps to iPhones, Androids

Microsoft brings Office apps to iPhones, Androids

Microsoft Corporation is bringing Office to everyone with the introduction of new Office apps and experiences for the iPhone and iPad.

Also new is a preview of Office apps for Android tablets and the ability for customers using these devices to create and edit Office content without a subscription.

“Anytime someone has an idea or an inspiration, we want to empower them to take action,” said John Case, corporate vice president, Office, Microsoft.

“With over a billion Office customers worldwide, and over 40 million downloads on the iPad, it’s clear that Office applications are what people want to use to get things done”, Microsoft said.

According to the technology company, iPhone and Android tablet customers can tap into the same experience that people with Office for iPad have enjoyed. The new Office for iPhone apps for Word, Excel and PowerPoint offer the same iPad experience, optimised for the iPhone.

Preview of Office apps for Android tablet brings Word, Excel and PowerPoint to Android tablet customers. Interested users can sign up for the Preview while general availability is expected in early 2015.

The new Office for iPad and Office for iPhone apps are available in 29 languages and 136 countries. The apps require an iPad or iPhone running iOS 7.0 or later, according to Microsoft.

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