Microsoft Office now free on iOS, Android tablets soon to follow
New Delhi: Microsoft is now offering Office suite completely free for both iPhone and iPad, available to all devices running iOS 7 or newer.
The individual apps, which were previously only available to iPad users, are easy to use. These updated apps include some extra refinements and bugfixes.
“It's an extension of the strategy that we've got,” said Michael Atalla, Microsoft's marketing lead for office. “It's not a total strategic shift, as much of an extension of the existing strategy.”
“We want to make sure that our customers can be productive across all the devices they have.”
The company is also (finally) launching its Office suite for Android tablets too, though the software is still in development. However, you can sign up for a preview, if you're interested in seeing what Word, Excel and Powerpoint will have to offer on your Android device. The general roll-out expected in ‘early 2015'.