Microsoft Office is FREE on smartphones

Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella made Microsoft Office Mobile available free on iPhones and Android Phones on 3/27/2014. You may create, view and edit Microsoft Office documents on smartphone devices running iOS (iOS 7 or later) and Android operating systems completely free. At the same time, Microsoft also made a full version of Office Suite (Word, Excel and Power Point) available on iPads with Office 365 Service, a subscription service required to create and edit MS Office documents. You may view MS Office documents on iPads, but cannot edit them without a paid Office 365 service. The MS Office Suite is not yet available on Android Tablets yet. To use MS Office Mobile, you'll need an OneDrive account which Microsoft offers for free with a Microsoft or Windows Live account. OneDrive (formally known as SkyDrive) is a Microsoft Cloud service designed to compete with Google Google Drive, and it offers 7GB of space for free.

This is a Microsoft's response to both Apple's and Google's free Office Suites, iWork and QuickOffice respectively, available on smart devices. Apple offers iWork for free (iOS 7 and up) on all iphones/ipads, and Google offers QuickOffice for free on all Android (4.1 and up) devices (phones and tablets). Microsoft Office Suite is now available free on iphones (& iPads with Office 365 subscription), Android phones and Microsoft phones. With Office Suite apps available on mobile devices, replacing computers with tablets is never easier than before.

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