Microsoft Office lands on iPhone and is now free to use across iOS and upcoming Android tablet app
In a surprise move, Microsoft has today announced that Office for mobile is now free on Android and iOS.
Announced in a blog post, from today you won’t need an active Office 365 subscription to edit or store documents in Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud. The pricing news was joined by other updates to the Office mobile apps, such as an upcoming version designed specifically for Android tablets.
In a bid to offer Office as widely as possible – and perhaps somewhat overdue – Microsoft also announced the launch of Word, PowerPoint and Excel apps for iPhone, and updates to the existing iPad versions.
Naturally, it’s also hard at work building new touch-optimized versions of Office apps for its upcoming Windows 10 OS.
On the Android front, Microsoft also today launched an Office for Android tablet preview program, which users can sign up for straight away. It added that general availability of the Android app is expected in “early 2015″.