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Microsoft Office Coming To Android In Q1 2013

As much as I love my Android tablets and am trying to use them as my primary devices, I still feel the need to go back to my laptop to get certain things done.  One of the main things I need my laptop for still are for the Office products.  I’ve used several alternatives from the market but they just don’t quite do it for me.  And as much as I love Google Docs/Drive, there’s still some things lacking.

Well perhaps all of our Android devices will become that much more productive in 2013 when Microsoft launches Office 2013 for Android.  I’m very interested to see how this is going to be implemented into the Android world.  According to a leaked screenshot (see below), it looks like only Word, Powerpoint, and Excel will be making it to the Android world, at least for now.  One Note is available too, so we’ll have to see if they integrate that into one single package.  I’m very interested to see what the experience will be like.  Will it be like a desktop experience?  Or will the programs be very muted?

The other thing I’m very curious about is the pricing.  Like all other companies, Microsoft is about getting money.  It seems that there will be a yearly subscription that will need to be paid to fully utilize the application, which could turn a lot of people (including me) off from choosing this as their go to app.  I guess we’ll have all these questions answered in a few months.