Almost a year after launching its office suite of apps for Android Smartphones in July 2013, Microsoft has announced that it will launch an exclusive Office app for Android tablets too. Earlier, the company has also launched its Office app on iPad in March 2014. Office for Android Tablets encompass Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The app will be released in late 2014 and will fulfil the demands of Android tablet users who were looking for an exclusive office app.
Office for Android Tablets is currently in its Beta testing phase. Microsoft invites both individuals and companies to participate in testing the pre-release versions of the app by registering themselves on Microsoft SharePoint’s site. The pre-release versions will comprise the complete productivity suite like Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio, Publisher, and OneNote.
The touch-optimized Office app for Android Tablets will be made available for free. However, many enhanced features such as editing documents will be available as in-app purchases. Microsoft has its hopes pinned on the popularity and features of its Office suite of app for encouraging Android tablet users to subscribe for in-app purchases.