Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Nov 2012 14:21 UTC
Microsoft Another (this time, unsurprising) scoop by The Verge: "Office Mobile will debut in the form of free apps that allow Android and iOS users to view Microsoft Office documents on the move. Like the existing SkyDrive and OneNote apps, Office Mobile will require a Microsoft account. On first launch, a Microsoft account will provide access to the basic viewing functionality in the apps. Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents will all be supported, and edit functionality can be enabled with an Office 365 subscription." Smart move to get users to go subscription.
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earksiinni
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2009-03-27

Well, I had a very real need to have a fully-fledged word processor on my Nokia N800 (see first thread in the comments for this article), which is what drove me to OOo and then AbiWord in the first place. Assuming that the build system hasn't been fixed yet, I'm surprised that there hasn't been a critical mass of OSS devs who have a similar need for their Android/iOS devices and haven't fixed the system accordingly yet. Or maybe that mass exists but the build system is broken beyond repair.

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