Microsoft avails a trimmed down version of its Office suite to users on iOS and Android mobile devices. Giving users a fraction of the powerful number crunching, word processing, and superior presentations of the desktop version of MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint respectively. Microsoft has all along availed its MS Office package on mobile iOS and Android devices for free.
However, as both iOS and Android devices keep growing bigger and bigger. They have blurred the line between the traditional mobile device and the new 2-in-1 devices that could replace your desktop computer.
Apple last year released a 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which could possibly replace your desktop computer. Google, on the other hand, has been busy trying to run Android apps on is Chrome OS. A move that would essentially make it possible for users to go to Play Store and download free MS Office suite to their full-sized computers.
If Microsoft were to continue availing its Office suite for free on these big-screened (and growing) 2-in-1 devices from Apple and Google. The company could see a drop in revenues from users traditionally have subscribed to or bought …read more