A Multi-Platform Mobile Microsoft Office: What Gives?
The Office Suite on every Android, Blackberry and iPad tablet; on every Android and Blackberry smartphone--that is the idea. Microsoft should keep itself perceptive, if not wise, on its playing field
“If Microsoft wants to keep people tied into its Office suite, it needs to go where the people are going.” This is how Business Insider’s Dan Frommer proposes Microsoft’s push into the future. “Microsoft should develop Office apps for the iPad, Android, Chrome OS, BlackBerry tablet, and any other computing platform that is likely to become popular over the next 5-10 years.”
The proposition is on the right track. The tech giant has been supplying its software to partner hardware companies, and it is not unusual to find Microsoft apps on some devices and platforms. So why not create all-encompassing apps for every smartphone, tablet and the like on every platform, starting with the Office Suite?
The Windows 7 OS already did it by integrating the Office app to compatible smartphones, only to face existing giants such as iWork on Apple’s iPad, recently-acquired Documents To Go by the RIM and Google Docs on the mobile web. Microsoft Office can go multi-platform for mobile, nevertheless. It has been innovating for the last decades, has not been out in major computing systems competition too. Going all the way now? Later it will have to, anyway. Do you not think so?View Article Source »