Quick Note: Microsoft Office Suite App for iPad On the Way
February 21, 2012 11:04 AM
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Apple iOS owners can look forward to the app as soon as the coming weeks
Apple has announced a variety of upcoming launches recently, and now, Apple fans can add another item to the list of releases to look forward to -- an iPad version of
, the Microsoft Office Suite app for iPad has been completed by a design team and will soon be sent to Apple for approval.
The Microsoft Office Suite app will feature Word, PowerPoint and Excel, where files can be "created and edited locally and online."
The Daily mentioned that a prototype of the software showed that the interface resembles both the OneNote app and a bit of Metro, which is the new design for Windows Phone and the upcoming Windows 8 operating system.
There currently is no Microsoft Office Suite app being created for Google's Android mobile operating system, but Apple iOS owners can look forward to the app as soon as the coming weeks.
Apple fans also have other new releases to look forward to in 2012, such as the
iPad 3's debut
during the first week of March, the launch of
OS X Mountain Lion
iTunes/App Store redesigns
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RE: Would prefer Android
2/21/2012 11:21:25 PM
Two issues with that. One is that Microsoft is currently into iOS development over all other mobile platforms (even their own at the moment). The other is that 55 million iPads have been sold and will likely cross over 100 million this year, compared to <1 million Android tablets sold total.
Microsoft goes where the money is. It is the same reason why they make Office for Mac, percentagewise it has an even higher attach rate on OS X than it does on Windows. Microsoft will easily cross over a half billion in sales on iPad in the first few weeks alone (say 20 million units sold at $20-$30 for the suite).
The market for Android tablets isn't large, and at the rate they are selling I think that Windows 8 tablet sales will stomp them out in a matter of months. From Microsoft's standpoint it makes sense to continue developing for iOS while also releasing the Metro version of Office for Windows 8 tablets.
tldr - It comes down to money. :/
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