officefeaturedA Microsoft Office app for iOS devices was supposed to come out right about now, but it looks like the Redmond software giant is delaying the release for both iOS and Android apps until late next year.

Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet came across a roadmap showing this:

Gemini Wave 1.0 (October 2013): Windows Blue app updates

Gemini Wave 1.5 (April 2014): Office for Mac; Office RT refresh; Perceptive Pixel support; Windows Phone support refresh

Gemini Wave 2.0 (October 2014): Outlook RT; Office for iOS/Android

Microsoft is expected allow users of the Word, PowerPoint and Excel apps to access and view documents by default for free, after users log in with their Microsoft accounts, but editing functionality will be enabled with a paid Office 365 subscription.

Microsoft recently updated its SkyDrive iOS app, including support for the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini.

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  • Seattle Startup

    Trust the roadmap you reference about as far as you can throw it ;-)

  • guest

    So now you’re reporting a rumored delay on a shipping date which itself was a rumor? Seriously?

  • Guest

    Assuming for a moment the roadmap is accurate…..late 2014!?! 18 months or six quarters from now.

    Given the numbers we’re seeing (four straight quarters of serious pc decline) six more quarters of this and who will care about Office on their iPad?

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