There are plenty of apps in the Google Play store that let users access and edit Microsoft Office documents on their Android smartphones and tablets, not to mention Google’s own Google Docs suite, but we’re still waiting for Microsoft to finally launch the official Office suite for mobile devices.
For some reason, the software company failed to release an Office version for iOS and Android devices, even though various independent developers created their own apps that let mobile device users work on their Office documents on the go.
A new report from The Daily claims that work on the mobile Office application has been finished and the app is currently in testing. Apparently the same team that “appraises software that utilizes the Metro design” is in charge of testing the new app. Once that phase is complete, Microsoft will submit the app for approval in the App Store and Google Play digital stores and soon after that we could see the application ready for download. Microsoft will not officially confirm the rumors, but a tentative release date has emerged, November 10, which practically confirms recent launch rumors.
The company is expected to launch Microsoft Office for iPhone, iPad and Android tablets at that time, although pricing details for the mobile version of this popular productivity app are not available yet.