logo
  Join        Login             Stock Quote

Microsoft (MSFT) Office Mobile App Reportedly to Adorn Android, iOS Early Next Year

 November 07, 2012 02:17 PM
 


(By Balaseshan) Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) is nearing completion of Office Mobile app for Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) iOS and Google Inc.'s (NASDAQ: GOOG) Android for early next year release, according to The Verge.

According to a leaked screenshot reported by The Verge, Microsoft plans to release Office Mobile versions for Android and iOS in early 2013.

Office Mobile will debut in the form of free apps that allow Android and iOS users to view Microsoft Office documents on the move.

[Related -How To Earn 30% A Year From Microsoft -- Without Buying A Single Share]

Similar to the existing SkyDrive and OneNote apps, Office Mobile will require a Microsoft account. The apps will be free of charge for those with a Microsoft account on both platform, but with basic viewing functionality.

Users will be able to view Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents on the go but editing functionality will be enabled for those with an Office 365 subscription.

Microsoft will allow iOS users to buy an Office 365 subscription within the app, or let organizations distribute product codes to enable Office Mobile editing for users, according to The Verge.

The apps will allow for basic editing, but it won't replace regular full use of a desktop Office version. If the users got some heavy-duty work to do, a computer will still be the best bet.

[Related -Apple Inc. (AAPL): How Q1 Earnings Will Fare?]

The Verge expects that Office Mobile for iOS will arrive first in late February or early March, followed by the Android version in May.

In a separate release, Microsoft said it has signed patent licensing agreements for the use of the latest Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT) with five companies. The agreements cover Sharp Android tablets, Sigma and NextoDi high-end cameras and accessories, and Black Magic and Atomos Global broadcast-quality video-recording devices.

MSFT is trading down 2.19 percent at $29.20 on Wednesday.

iOnTheMarket Premium
Advertisement

Advertisement


Post Comment -- Login is required to post message
Name:  
Alert for new comments:
Your email:
Your Website:
Title:
Comments:
 

rss feed

Latest Stories

article imageThe Permanent Scars Of Fiscal Consolidation

The effect that fiscal consolidation has on GDP growth has probably generated more controversy than any read on...

article imageADP: Private-Sector Payrolls Rise 213k In September

Private-sector employment continued to rise at a moderate pace in September, according to this morning’s read on...

article imageSuspicions Over ADP Employment Make-up

he private payroll processor noted that the sixth continuous payroll gain above 200,000 was a “positive read on...

article imageLessons From the Golden Bear

How attractive is gold when it comes to investing over the long read on...

Advertisement
Popular Articles

Advertisement
Daily Sector Scan
Partner Center



Fundamental data is provided by Zacks Investment Research, and Commentary, news and Press Releases provided by YellowBrix and Quotemedia.
All information provided "as is" for informational purposes only, not intended for trading purposes or advice. iStockAnalyst.com is not an investment adviser and does not provide, endorse or review any information or data contained herein.
The blog articles are opinions by respective blogger. By using this site you are agreeing to terms and conditions posted on respective bloggers' website.
The postings/comments on the site may or may not be from reliable sources. Neither iStockAnalyst nor any of its independent providers is liable for any informational errors, incompleteness, or delays, or for any actions taken in reliance on information contained herein. You are solely responsible for the investment decisions made by you and the consequences resulting therefrom. By accessing the iStockAnalyst.com site, you agree not to redistribute the information found therein.
The sector scan is based on 15-30 minutes delayed data. The Pattern scan is based on EOD data.