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Microsoft Office said to be coming to iPad, Android tablets

May 23, 2012|By Michelle Maltais
  • Microsoft Office apps are said to be coming to the iPad in the fall.
Microsoft Office apps are said to be coming to the iPad in the fall. (Emmanueal Dunand / AFP/GettyImages )

It looks as if fall could be a very busy season for Microsoft. The software maker appears poised to release Office for iPad and Android tablets and an Outlook Web app for iOS this fall, according to reports. 

Although officially Microsoft has no comment, reports have surfaced that the full suite of Office apps will have a November release, according to website BGR. And the app is said to look almost identical to the leaked images from a few months ago, according to BGR's source.

The source also claimed the app's loading screen read "Office for iOS," suggesting iPhone and iPod Touch could have the software in their future as well. 

Meanwhile, the App Store may see yet another Microsoft offering ahead of it, though. Featuring the same Metro tile interface on Windows Phone, an Outlook app known as "OWA Mobile Client for iOS" is reportedly in the works for devices running iOS 5 or later, according to AppleInsider.

The Outlook app would require an Exchange 2012 mailbox and would offer offline functionality, according to the AppleInsider report.

Outlook apps are expected for Windows Phone and Android devices about the same time.

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