Microsoft to Launch Office for Android, iPad This November

By Johnny Wills | May 24, 2012 12:14 PM EDT

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For years, we have been looking for a perfect word processing and spreadsheet app for iPad. There are many third party Office suites available for the tablet but none of them is eligible to take on Microsoft Office or even compete with it. Realizing the need of Office on tablets, Microsoft is reportedly working on tablet optimized version of Office that will be made available for Apple iPad alongside Android tablets later this year.

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Citing reliable sources, Boy Genius Report claims that Microsoft is planning to release full Office suite for iPad and Android tablets, which will possibly debut in November on both platforms. The tech site also states that one of their sources has seen Microsoft Office running on iPad. This version is identical to the one leaked by The Daily earlier this year. Other details like pricing or features are unknown yet.

The reports about Microsoft Office suite for iPad first surfaced online last November. Earlier this year, iPad news publication The Daily claimed that the software giant is working on iPad version of Office which will soon be submitted to Apple for review so that it can appear on the App Store. However, Microsoft quickly responded to the report, saying that it is based on inaccurate rumors and speculations.

Additionally, BGR claims that the loading screen of Office app reads "Office for iOS" rather than "Office for iPad" reflecting that the app will also be compatible with other iOS devices rather than just limiting it to iPad.

Microsoft already offers an array of its software products like SkyDrive, My Xbox Live, Bing and OneNote for iOS devices. The Redmond tech giant is also believed to be working on an Outlook app and new Lync app that are expected to appear on the iOS App Store before the end of October.

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