June 3, 2014

Microsoft's Touch-Friendly Office May Launch on Android Before Windows

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella hasn't been leading the company very long, but he's already put forward a very clear message: the new Microsoft wants its best apps and services on all platforms, and it's not playing favorites. The launch of Office for iPad was clear evidence of that, and now it seems Microsoft is preparing to bring a touch-optimized version of its productivity suite to Android — "months" before it rolls out a Windows equivalent. ZDNet is reporting that the redesigned mobile Office will arrive on Android by the end of 2014. The Windows 8 "Metro" incarnation, by contrast, has apparently been pushed back to spring 2015 despite initial hopes it would arrive this year.

That's great news for Android tablet owners, but it's also...

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