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Leaked roadmap has Office for iOS, Android only coming in fall 2014
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 @ 3:44pm

Promised iOS and Android versions of Office won't launch until the fall of 2014, according to a leaked roadmap obtained by CNet. The document describes a project called "Gemini," said to be Microsoft's plan to incorporate the Metro user interface into Office. The first "wave" in Gemini is expected to be an October 2013 update of the core apps -- Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote -- that will run on mobile versions of Windows 8 and Windows RT. The software will allegedly supplement the desktop Windows suite, instead of replacing it.



A "1.5" wave is scheduled for April 2014, and will bring the next Office for Mac, an updated Office for Windows Phone, a suite for LSX ("large screen experience") hardware, and some form of Office RT update. iOS/Android apps are due in October 2014, alongside the first version of Outlook for Windows RT. An iOS version of Office has been rumored for well over a year, but the expected launch window has shifted continuously. Even suite's contents are unclear, although it's commonly believed that it will be a simplified version of Office, for instance lacking Outlook entirely.

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