Microsoft Announces New Office Apps For Android, iOS

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Earlier this year, Microsoft finally launched its Microsoft Office apps for iPad. Expanding on the offering, the company has now announced the apps for Android tablets, updated iPad apps, and new Office iPhone apps.

iPhone uses are getting new apps for Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, which offer the same experience as those on iPad, but optimized for iPhone. These three apps are getting updates for iPad.

The apps for Android tablets are in preview mode. You can sign up now, but they'll be generally available next year.

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

Also new is a touch-optimized Office for WIndows 10. The company didn't have a lot to say about this just now, but said more details will be shared at a later date.

The newly updated iPad apps as well as the iPhone apps are available now in 29 languages and 136 countries. They require iOS 7 or later.

Image via Microsoft

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