Published on March 27, 2015 14:33:33 PM
Microsoft on Wednesday released Office App offering editing and viewing features for iOS and Android gadgets.
The Office app would be available free for gadgets having screen size less than 10.1inch "The screen size helps Microsoft to differentiate between the personal and professional users of Microsoft,” said Kirk Koenigsbauer, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Office Division.
"It's probably not a "pro" category tablet that is used for design or presentations. On these devices, the core editing and viewing experience is free, until you get to those premium, subscription features," Mr Koenigsbauer added.
Microsoft is offering free basic mobile app to get their innovations recognized by most of the population. It aims to make Office and other Microsoft services available on screens of mobile users in less than a year. There were 80 million downloads of office for iOS.
The first developer preview of new Microsoft office 2016 has been released recently and would be available to desktop users in the second half of 2015.