“BGR has learned from a reliable source that Microsoft is currently planning to release the company’s full Office suite for not only Apple’s iPad, but for Android tablets as well,” Jonathan S. Geller reports for BGR.
MacDailyNews Take: Android tablets? Are they going to release a version for the Acorn Electron, too?
“The company is targeting November of this year for both launches,” Geller reports. “Additionally, our source has seen Microsoft Office running on an iPad first-hand and has said that it looks almost identical to the previous leak from The Daily a few months back, despite the fact that Microsoft flat out denied that the app was authentic. It is also plausible that Microsoft Office will be coming to the iPhone and iPod touch rather than only the iPad, as we’re told the loading screen in the app clearly said “Office for iOS” and not just iPad.”
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MacDailyNews Take: As we explained on February 21, 2012 when Microsoft made their statement regarding talk of Office for iPad:
Nowhere does Microsoft say “it’s just not true.” Microsoft’s statement is a classic non-denial denial and just does not say that Office for iPad won’t be submitted to Apple for approval in the coming weeks.
Microsoft Word is cumbersome, inefficient, and obsolete; it’s time for it to die – April 12, 2012
Microsoft: Office for iPad story based on inaccurate rumors and speculation – February 21, 2012
Microsoft Office for iPad coming soon; no Android version planned – February 21, 2012