Microsoft Office for iOS devices is now Free, Android gets a Tablet Preview

Microsoft has unveiled free Office for iPhone and iPad allowing users to create and edit documents in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. iOS Office users, who can now create and edit documents for free on their iPhone or iPad—without an Office 365 subscription. The company also released standalone Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for the iPhone, along with a new preview of these apps for Android tablets.

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Office for iPhone was previously available as one app (Office Mobile for Office 365 Subscribers), but separate iPhone apps for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are now available to download in the iTunes App Store, as is an updated version of Office for iPad, all of which require iOS 7.0 or later.

Microsoft said in a blog post

“Starting today, people can create and edit Office content on iPhones, iPads, and soon, Android tablets using Office apps without an Office 365 subscription.

Users can create, view and edit in Word, Excel and Powerpoint for free. However, an Office 365 subscription is needed for premium features, including more advanced editing of Word docs, images and charts. All the three Office apps have received phone-optimized user interfaces. The new apps for iPhone for Word, Excel and PowerPoint will replace the existing Office Mobile app.

Android users will have to sign up for the Tablet Preview. The Android Tablet Preview might get pushed in some days but the final version would be rolled out in 2015. The iOS devices get to download the app from iTunes store. For links check source page. Thank You!

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